Crisp air and clear skies…fall must be here. We have had several nights below 50 in the last week which is the true tipping point for our long-term summer crops. Once the nights drop below this magic number squash, tomatoes, peppers melons and the like stop growing until the sun warms them up each morning. If effect these heat loving crops go from a 24 hour growing period to one that is closer to 12 or less. As you can imagine this means the days for these summer favorites are numbered but as luck would have it the hearty fall crops like carrots, cabbage, spinach and broccoli are going full steam, unfazed by the cool evenings.
We finished the onion harvest this past week and got started on winter squash. Everyone’s favorite Delicata is looking good and will be making an early appearance in your shares very soon.
Edamame is ready in the upic field. These furry soybean pods are great steamed and tossed in soy sauce or salt. Pop the soybeans out of the pod in your mouth and enjoy (don’t eat the pod! its way too chewy).
Labor on Labor Day Potato Harvest
Our Crystal Spring Farm Labor Day tradition returns this year! Join us on Labor Day (September 4) at 10 am to help harvest our potato crop. This is a great community event where we use our digging machine to lift the spuds and then you join us to help gather them up! Look for the trucks and tractors in the field on the North side on Pleasant Hill Road. Please join us!
Farm Raised Pork for Your Freezer
Orders are coming in for pork. If you are considering filling your freezer with some outstanding farm raised bacon (and a few other cuts) don’t delay. Never had farm raised pork it is like nothing the grocery store has to offer. Raised on pasture and fed organic grain (in addition to gelato) our pork tastes great and you know where the animals came from and how they lived. Ask us for a info/sign-up sheet at pick-up or download one here.
What’s in the Share
- Slicing and Roma Tomatoes
- Summer Squash
What’s in Upic
- Cherry Toms
- Edamame (one pint)