Many of you have asked when your last basket pickup will be. Our target number of weekly deliveries at the beginning of the year was sixteen, however, depending on what the garden can produce after tonight’s frost, we may have to stop at fifteen next week. The late start this year due to excessively wet conditions has narrowed the harvest window somewhat.
On that topic, the pickup day for Basket #15 will be Friday, October 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. instead of the usual Thursday since I’ll be travelling next week and returning late Thursday. As usual, if the pickup date doesn’t work for you, just let me know and we’ll make arrangements 🙂
Another consequence of the record rains this summer was the failure of some key crops. Some we were able to replant (yellow beans, cucumbers, pole beans), but others required too much lead time in the greenhouse to begin again (onions, squash, sweet potatoes). Although our squash was a bust this year, our sister farm down the road has offered to trade some of their wonderful Hubbards, which you’ll see in your last basket. Thanks Rainbow Heritage Garden!
This week’s basket contains a healthy representation from the Brassica* family, which not only tolerates cool growing conditions but prefers them.
1 bag arugula*
1 bag kale* or chard
1 small bag parsley or dill
1 bunch carrots
1 bunch baby pak choi*
1 bunch salad turnips (Hakurei or Scarlet Queen)*
Couple of onions or heads of garlic
See you at the farm.