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We change again with the season….A great few weeks of garden clean up and managing the final crops out of the hoop house and field.  The days have been fairly mild for pulling out crops and picking up irrigation.  Hopefully we get the garden put to bed before the snow arrives…..

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Hauling Brussels Sprouts from the field in very fashionable autumn wear.

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Scott hauling the Brussels Sprout stalks to the compost after our final pick of the season.  Best Brussels Sprout year ever for us with almost 1000 pounds.  Some stalks were almost as tall as Maeve!

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The leafy green crops under row cover on chilly days…

Our thoughts have already turned to next year’s gardens.  We’ve ordered our potatoes and ginger already and seed lists have started.  Our final orders will all be placed by Christmas. We are excited and looking forward to a wonderful growing season.  2018 CSA enrollment opens in January.

WINTER STORAGE SHARE #1

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A bounty of goodness today!  33+ pounds in 2 totes for each CSA member.  We had a great late Fall Harvest.  Everything for Thanksgiving dinner except the Turkey.  Enjoy!

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Packing the cold storage items for the 1st winter storage share.

Brussels Sprouts, spinach, mini head lettuces (3 varieties). broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pie pumpkin, butternut squash, carrots, radish, garlic, onions, ginger, turmeric, leeks, kohlrabi, and salad turnips

Brussels Sprouts-The final picking from the monster stalks…Sweet as can be as they have been touched with a bit of frost.  3 lbs in every share.

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Sweet Brussels Sprouts.

Spinach-A jumbo bag of frost kissed sweet spinach from the hoop house.  Triple rinsed and delicious.

 

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Scott spinach picking….

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And triple rinsing…

Mini Head Lettuce-3 varieties were picked for this week’s share.  Several heads of each.

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Scott pulling up the row cover to harvest lettuce.

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Gorgeous!

Broccoli-Field grown late broccoli! A cold tolerant variety…always an “iffy” crop for us- you never know if it is going to make it our not depending how cold it gets out there.  It made it! Abundant and delicious.

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Getting ready to harvest the Broccoli.

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Broccoli harvest.

 

Potatoes-5=pound bag of Gold Rush.  The perfect masher or baking potato.

Sweet Potatoes-3+ pounds of mixed beauties.

Pie Pumpkin-Nothing better than homemade pumpkin pie.  Pie pumpkins are a dryer less “stringy” pumpkin and make a great soup too.

Butternut Squash-A perfect sweet butternut in every share.  One of our favorite winter squashes.

Carrots-These are the last carrots to come out of our beloved carrot trough.  Crunchy, sweet and flavorful.

Radishes-A late season harvest from the hoop house.

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Looks like peppermint candies.

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Maeve bagging up the radishes with the help of a 3rd eye.

Garlic-A nice big bag of garlic for winter cooking.

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Onions-3+ pound bag of winter storage onions.

Ginger-Our final harvest of ginger.  Delicious with squash or pumpkin soups, makes the BEST ginger snaps ever, and fantastic as a hot tea.  Enjoy this special treat.

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Just dug ginger.

Turmeric-Our first year growing this crop.  A surprise for the winter shares, great in curries, soups or tea.  We even slice and grate in our fry potatoes.

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Fresh turmeric.

Leeks-A big harvest of late season leeks.  Potato leek soup, a gratin, or saute.  Delicious mild flavor.

Kohlrabi-late season kohlrabi to enhance your salads.

Turnips!!!!-Another tricky late season crop but soooo worth it.  Sweet and smooth as butter.  1 of our favorite garden treats!

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Turnip ready to harvest in the hoop house. YUM!

2ND AND FINAL WINTER STORAGE SHARE PICK UP THURSDAY DECEMBER 7TH

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Wreath workshops around the corner…limited space available in Sunday November 26th and Saturday December 2nd.  All other classes full.  Can’t wait!

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