Week 5 Extended Season

Wow – the end is really near! The garden is in the middle of cleanup and cleanout, with really difficult weather to keep a work cadence going. Rain/Wind/Cool and all that entails. Some of our really pretty Cauliflower is starting to show damage, which demotes it from box duty. Lettuce is just barely hanging in… Continue reading Week 5 Extended Season

Week 3 Extended Season

Well, here we are in week 3 of the extended season… and extremely wet and windy. One of the large greenhouse doors kinda blew up a bit and needed rescue (stitch down the edges with screws) after this last couple of days. The funny thing is how the Broccoli and Cauliflower seem to be actually… Continue reading Week 3 Extended Season

Extended Season Week 2 of 6

Hi All – Sitting here after a day’s work thinking about a nap before bed… then it hits me… “In the box email! you need to write the in-the-box email!” Well then, now you know the inner workings of the geezer CSA farmer. The farm news this week is as follows: Pesky mole invader had… Continue reading Extended Season Week 2 of 6

Extended Season Week 1

The extended season is upon us. To kick it off, the weather decided to hit oh say about 28F last night – much to the sorrow of the sensitive and tender. So – goodbye Peppers, most of the cut flowers, the lingering cucumbers and beans (well, those were almost totally gone already). It was cold… Continue reading Extended Season Week 1

Week 20 in-the-box

Hi Members – Well, technically this is the end of the main season; the 6 week extended season starts next week, with a new ‘in the box’ mail list as people come and go.  For those of you leaving, you get a box as usual this week, and next week at your delivery time a… Continue reading Week 20 in-the-box

In the box week 19

Hi Members – Week 19… a rain week. For Wednesday, a sun break was used to harvest flowers, and what remains of the beans. It really is getting serious about Not Being Summer! The outside tomato plants are virtually destroyed. There are a very large number of green tomatoes that are passable, but the ripe… Continue reading In the box week 19

Week 18 in-the-box

Hi Members! The weather did a special event last week between Wednesday pick and Friday pick: A very light freeze. It is, in the academic sense, an interesting event. Generally, say, 5 years ago, a frost would come at the end of September. The weather shift moved that to a place where a frost could… Continue reading Week 18 in-the-box

Week 17 in-the-box

Hi Folks! Rain is finally coming – supposed to get the CSA wet on Wednesday and Friday during our picking time. The trick is to pick the beans last thing the night before. Bean picking takes time, and right now the beans are really producing. By the way – by experiment it has been shown… Continue reading Week 17 in-the-box