Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

 

005 CSA Week 2:

  • English Breakfast Radishes
  • Easter Egg Radishes
  • Green Onions
  • Chives
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Mustard Greens
  • Mixed Baby Greens
  • Snow Peas

Tomato Plant Sale Blow-Out!

We have some odds and ends tomato plants. They’re beautiful, and headed to the compost bin if we don’t have any takers! I’ll give them to you for $1.00! (Remember, they’re heirloom, and chemical free!) You can’t beat that deal!

Be sure to check our “For Sale” tab! We have other goodies!

And a special THANK YOU!:

To my sister-in-law, and new volunteer farm hand, Anne, who has done an AWESOME job weeding, now that I’m back at work, and falling behind… ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you ANNE!

(She also makes some MEAN salmon!!)

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And just for fun…

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-Linde

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I’m doing things a little differently this year.

I learned a lot last year. I went big. A HUGE amount of the same varieties of vegetables. It was well intentioned. For example, I planted something like 20 roma tomato plants with the intentions of doing major canning. But, you know…”well made plans” and all. So, this year, I’m going smaller quantity of more varieties. Things I’ve never grown before, and I’m pretty excited about it!

ย I’m enormous, and the baby is due in 3 weeks, so it’s just easier to prepare this way. As you can see this time last year, things were busy and a little scattered. This year, I’m working on getting and keeping things more systematic.You can see in the picture above that our pool table has been sacrificed for our seed starts. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s only temporary, and definitely worth it!

ย The weather is different. Last year, we didn’t really have a winter, so I was essentially planting and harvesting from February until November. It was awesome, but it made things tricky, and a little disorganized. (Plus, the bugs were TERRIBLE and we lost a lot of crops from them, and the crazy drought.)

ย 012ย ย ย ย I’m still using organic or all-natural soil and fertilizers. And of course, all my seeds are organic or heirloom. I used the two fertilizers above (fish emulsion and seaweed) last year, and I found them pretty impressive. I used Jiffy organic seed starting soil last year, and I wasn’t impressed. It felt mostly like coconut husk, and the seedling roots didn’t seem as strong, so this year I’m going with a new brand of all natural seed starter:

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It’s pricey, but has a really nice texture, so I’m hoping it’s worth the investment, and I get strong seedlings!

It feels so nice to get my hands dirty, and watch my little seeds sprout. So far I have green and purple eggplants started, asparagus (which will be a fall planting, and won’t be harvested for a few years), multiple types of flowers, and all my cold weather seeds started (purple cauliflower, 3 types of cabbage, baby choi, broccoli, etc.), onions and leeks and celery. I plan to get my tomatoes and peppers started within the next few days.

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This flat contains brussels sprouts and marigolds. It took less than a week to get here! I’m so excited to see little green sprouts again. It seems like it’s been so long!

Remember, I’m happy to plant extras if you’re interested in purchasing chemical-free, GMO-free seedlings from us. Just let me know what you’re interested in growing this year! A quote from a happy customer last year:

“I need egg plants, the ones I got from you last year were Great!”

Stay tuned, because things are just getting started! ๐Ÿ™‚

-Linde

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CSA Week 12

Well, it’s week 12. We did it! We reached the number of weeks we guaranteed our customers! Wooooo, I was nervous. Being that this is the first year, and there was a massive drought, we didn’t know what to expect. But I think it went well! And it will continue to go well for a few more weeks. (Now that I think of it, we actually had 14 weeks of goodies, we just took 2 weeks off in the middle. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) The corn will probably be ready next week, as long as whatever is knocking over the stalks and eating the cobs cuts it out! (raccoons, I’m looking at you!) So what’s in this week’s share?

( I gave up on the crate, it just wasn’t cutting it!)

  • pie pumpkin
  • acorn squash
  • red and yellow banana peppers
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • mixed potatoes (total of 6 lbs)
  • onions
  • jalapenos
  • bell peppers
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • leeks
  • eggplant
  • 3.5lbs cherry/pear tomatoe
  • 2lbs roma tomatoes
  • 2lbs rutgers tomatoes
  • 2lbs green beans
  • a bunch of puny Parisienne carrots
  • ONE zucchini (no squash or cukes this week? Are we sad? NOPE!)

 

There you have it! Week 12!

-Linde

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CSA Week 11

It’s raining! Can you believe it? I mean, really raining. Like, for over 24 hrs raining, not the 15 minute battering rains we’ve had this summer. It’s terrific! I would have liked it a little earlier in the season, but beggars can’t be choosers!

Despite the drought, we have a nice basket this week!

  • Eggplant
  • Acorn Squash
  • Cilantro Bunch
  • Ho Miz (Mustard greens)
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • 3lbs Rutgers tomatoes
  • 2 lbs roma tomatoes
  • 2 lbs cherry and pear tomatoes
  • 2lbs string beans
  • 4lbs potatoes
  • purple and yellow onion
  • Leeks
  • green bell pepper
  • mixed greens
  • cucumbers (Last of the season!)

Now, you know what rainy days at the farm mean? Tomato Canning day!

-Linde

 

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CSA Week 10

For this week’s share we have a full basket, that’s for sure! Here’s what’s in it:

  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Cucumbers
  • 2lbs Roma tomatos
  • 1lb Rutgers tomatoes
  • 2 lbs pear and cherry tomatos
  • eggplant
  • acorn squash
  • purple and yellow onion
  • 5lbs mixed potatoes
  • banana pepper
  • jalapenos
  • green bell peppers
  • 1lb string beans
  • a taste of carrots
  • swiss chard

Until next week!

-Linde

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CSA Week 9

Well, it’s been hot and dry. Unfortunately, that means none of my seeds are sprouting, because I can’t keep them moist, and all of my transplants are dying because they get scorched before they can establish. Luckily, we did get about an hours worth of rain today, so it gave me one day off from watering. It looks like we won’t have anymore lettuce and carrots until things cool down a bit. Regardless, we have a pretty nice basket of goodies this week!

  • Pickling cucumbers
  • Regular cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • 3lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1lb mixed beans
  • 1/2lb cherry and pear tomatoes
  • Purple onion
  • Yellow onion
  • Banana Pepper
  • Jalapenos
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant

Our Roma tomatoes are starting to turn! Spaghetti sauce soon!

-Linde

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CSA Week 8

I can’t believe it’s Week 8, already! What a great season it’s been so far. And it’s only getting better. *Fingers crossed for rain!* So let’s see what we’ve got this week:

  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Purple Onion
  • Green Onions
  • Cucumber
  • Mild green pepper
  • Jalapenos
  • 2.5 lbs Red Gold Potatoes
  • Mixed green beans
  • Carrots
  • A taste of early grape and pear tomatoes
  • Dill

Until next week!

-Linde

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