2018: Week 24

Good Morning and Happy Halloween!

The last week of October is looking to be a beautiful fall week. All of our garlic is in the ground, as is our wheat for next summer.

As we continue with our fall clean-up projects, we are prepping for a move of our deer fencing this winter. The deer pressure makes growing anything that isn’t a pungent allium like garlic or onions nearly impossible outside a fence. We are hoping to encompass the front pizza oven/event yard and our field to the east of that to expand our growing area. This is crucial, not just to keep out the deer, but to take care of the land. The more area we have, the more we can let fields rest after planting into and harvesting from them. This season we grew about 20 acres of crops on 15 acres of land. This is because of our many succession crops. Once we finish with a short season crop like radishes or lettuce, we quickly mow and disc the ground to prepare for fresh beds and a new crop. More land would allow us to leave those fields to rest without extra tillage and regenerate with a protective cover crop for a bit longer before they return to the production rotation.

Recipes:

The Box:

  • Kale

  • Scallions

  • Kohlrabi

  • Baby Lettuce

  • Head Lettuce

  • Carrots

  • White Radishes

  • Hakurei Turnips

  • Butternut Squash

  • Broccoli

  • Wheat Berries

  • Jimmy Nardello Peppers - optional

  • Garlic - optional

  • (More) Lettuce - optional

  • Cabbage - optional

  • Sweet Potatoes - optional

Fruit:

  • Choice of various apples

Cheese:

  • Choice of Catapano and Mecox Cheeses

Bread:

  • Carissa’s Pickled Rye