October 17 Farm Dinner and Surviving the Rain

Chef Geoff's latest creation: duck egg nest with baby mustards, fermented and raw radish, roasted peppers, and coriander vinegar (pictured above). 
Last Farm Dinner of the Year

Our October 17 dinner is selling fast. If you want to join us for another magical night on the farm, you can get your tickets on our website now.
 
Non-Stop Rain on the Farm
 
We weathered the storm pretty well, all things considered. No tunnels blew away, no crops were pummeled into pulp, and enough loyal customers showed up at the market on Saturday to make it worth our while. We are grateful for all of that. Now we look forward to whatever sun we can get and hope that things will dry out enough to get to work digging up sweet potatoes and assembling our new greenhouses.  
Tillage radish, oats, and clover, oh my. These cover crops have loved all of this rain and are thriving. We grow cover crops to help put nutrients back in the soil and reduce weed growth while our fields take a rest from vegetable production.  
We are experimenting this year with smaller tunnels that are designed for portability, but also are more durable than other similar models.The idea is that you with just a few people one of these tunnels can be picked up and moved off of one crop that is at the end of its season (like sweet peppers) and onto another that could keep going throughout the winter with a little protection (like kale).  
As soon as we get a bit of sunshine and the soil dries out a little more, we are ready to go full force harvesting sweet potatoes. You can see where we have mowed the green tops off of three beds in preparation. 
What's in the CSA this week:

Supersize Shares - Salad mix, sweet potato greens, celery, cilantro, fairy tale eggplant, mini bell peppers, shishito peppers, hakurei turnips, and onions

Full Shares - Salad mix, sweet potato greens, celery, cilantro, fairy tale eggplant, mini bell peppers, shishito peppers, onions

Individual Shares - Chard, sweet potato greens, cilantro, fairy tale eggplant, mini bell peppers, and hakurei turnips

More info and sign up for the CSA can be found here.

Have a great week!

Brett
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