Here we go, Winter Season is underway! There are five of you, which is good because there was a big shortfall in the starts for the season – lots of winter kill. That said, for you folks there is some nice produce for this first week. Winter season is a bit of a gamble every… Continue reading Winter Season started this week…
(For some reason there is a compulsion to drag out high school french for the last week of the year) Here we all are – scraping out the last of the veggies for the delivery this week! Meanwhile the rather large job of putting the garden to bed is ongoing, and the preparations for winter… Continue reading C’est Finis, N’est Pas? (this is the last week)
This is reallllly close to the end of the year for the CSA – and an interesting year it has been. End of the year is always a bit of a contest to see what is left over and what runs out or freezes out. It looks really good for a change, albeit it is… Continue reading Next to the last week… 3 of 4.
After a bitter cold experience last week a lot of garden cleanup was needed. That continues this week – although the weather guesser claims there will be a lot of rain Wednesday – Thursday, so well what gets cleaned up moves into the greenhouse. Obviously, those items that seemed to persist longer than usual are… Continue reading Extended Season Week 2 of 4
And so, here we go. The corn, beans and flowers are no longer available. While expected, it is a sad day when that happens. It is, of course, vaguely possible that the hard freeze the weather guesser is laying out towards the end of this week will not really hit till Friday night/Saturday morning and… Continue reading The Extended Season is underway! week 1 of 4.
Wow – the end of main season has come upon us… Which brings to mind “If you are continuing and were paying seasonally now would be a good time to think about $ending $ome cash… Okay, that is done time to move on. On Tuesday the pick for one of are farm call folks was… Continue reading Finale of Main Season – week 20
October – one more week of the main season, four weeks of extended and the garden deliveries for 2023 are all done. What an interesting year, but it is too soon to wax nostalgic about it – there are still a lot of squash to deliver. Here at Shilofarm the ‘test kitchen’ just did a… Continue reading Week 19 – one more week of main season!
Corn. The corn this year has finally reached the point where it is officially ripe – the Shilofarm Corn Test Team (Doug) successfully enjoyed fresh sweet corn… by the way – the smart farm people on line claim that the longer after it is picked the less wonderful it tastes. The corn tested here sat… Continue reading Week 16 has come upon us… four more after this!
The surprise of the week was an accidental delivery of a winter squash. There is a feedback report due that tells how it tastes – Perhaps a text message should be sent to get information. It is a tiny squash – Gill’s Golden Pippen… and there are more of them thinking about being ripe. Sorta.… Continue reading the 15th Week of Main Season!
This is a fun time for the CSA because so many summer crops are in season – the main lagging veggie is the sweet corn – which does seem to be valiantly striving to ripen: The best guess is that there might be some young ears next week – the silk on the faster growers… Continue reading Week 14 of the main season