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Summer Share #13 of 20- 8/31+9/2 Time to Sign Up for the Winter Share

by Erin and Steve on 08/29/21

That's right, the time has come to sign up for the Winter Share. All the info you need to sign up is in the email sent out to all current members. We usually sell out in about 3 weeks, so make sure to sign up as soon as you are able.
This past week and weekend(s) of heat have been a bit brutal for us so we are looking forward to the cooler week ahead. Of course I can't talk about the weather without thinking of everyone on the Gulf Coast being impacted by Ida right now. It made landfall on the same day Katrina hit 16 years ago, and it's hard to think about what some people are going through right now.
As for the farm we keep chugging along the best we can, getting as much done as time and weather and our collective energy allows. Right now focus is on the start of the Winter Squash harvest. If you follow us on Instagram you saw that we already harvested the spaghetti squash. We plant a whole acre of winter squashes, so we have a lot more to harvest! Next up is the acorn squash amongst others, like the delicata and some kabochas. You might have also noticed we have already started our storage potato harvest (they are no longer considered 'new' or uncured potatoes), and finally finished the onion harvest (all the storage onions are currently being cured in the greenhouses; they will last all winter share long). The seasons are starting to turn, too, and you will begin to see the return of some of the brassica crops like kale, arugula, and radishes which means that broccoli can't be that far away! On the flip side, peak tomato, summer squash, and cucumber season is past. We will continue to have them, just in lesser quantity from here until they are gone. These seasons are fleeting, so enjoy them while they last!
This week's share will include potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, carrots, beets, melons, onions, peppers, cabbage, spaghetti squash, salad radishes, tomatoes, head lettuce, edamame, and escarole.
The fruit share will include grapes, peaches, nectarines, and pears. Don't forget to order from the Savage Wheat Project, or grab one of their grab bags.

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Clarence Center, NY 14032

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