Summer Share #16 of 20: 9/21+9/23- Bulk Harvestby Erin and Steve on 09/19/21
**Next week will start share renewals for the 2022 season. We'll email you with details**
This week the farm to-do list largely consists of harvesting as much as we can as the weather allows. You might think to yourself 'Oh that's it?', and the answer is yes, but bulk harvests take our crew half a day. It also takes half a day to harvest for each share, plus almost half a day to pack for our wholesale accounts, plus 2 half days for share distribution (which doesn't take the entire crew, but still). But if 'harvest potatoes' is on the list, we'll do as much as we can do in the time available. So let's say we get 4 beds, or 1600 bed feet, of potatoes harvested and bagged in a half day then that's a ton of potatoes picked up and we still have to do that 4 more times before all the potatoes are out of the ground. Some crops take longer to get out of the ground, like sweet potatoes, and some crops get washed before they're bagged. That always adds a lot more time onto the tail en of harvest.
But we are on schedule with the transplanting and seeding that needs to happen for the Winter Share greens as well. That involves turning high tunnels over, aka tearing out the tomatoes growing in the tunnels. It's a sad day when we tear out the heirlooms, but it has to happen in the name of winter lettuce and spinach. **BTW I think there are only a few Winter Shares left if you want a share make sure to sign up this week before we're full!**
This week's share will include potatoes, carrots, beets, winter squashes, zucchini, onions, radishes, salad turnips, eggplant, hot peppers, head lettuce, salad greens, fennel, bok choy, radicchio, kale, edamame, celery and tomatoes of course! Enjoy the tomatoes while they last. I refer to out-of-season shipped-from-who-knows-where tomatoes as foam balls.
The fruit share will include raspberries, plums, peaches, pears...and maybe the first apples of the season??
Don't forget your Savage Wheat Project orders too!