Summer Share #14 of 20- 9/7+9/9 Back to School : Root Down Farm Ramblings
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Summer Share #14 of 20- 9/7+9/9 Back to School

by Erin and Steve on 09/05/21

**Don't forget to sign up for the Winter Share by bringing your payment with you to pick up your share!**
The school season is built around growing seasons, as I'm sure some of you know, but some may not. The reason for the Summer vacation for schools is so that kids could be at home during the growing season to help out on the family farm as a lot of families were farmers. Now the percentage of farmers per capita is around 2%. The school calendar never changed with the times, though. So Summer break has turned into "Summer vacation". But this year this week that marks the date a majority of kids are returning to school is a big shift on the farm as well. We've mowed our first and second plantings of tomatoes, are onto our fourth and final planting of zucchini and cucumbers, have started flipping our high tunnels to house winter greens, and are working on bringing in the acre of winter squashes in the field.
This week's share will include: potatoes, kabocha winter squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, cabbage, onions, carrots, beets, radishes, kohlrabi, kale, chard, celery, salad greens, head lettuce, tomatoes, spaghetti squash and the last of the melons!
The fruit share will include: peaches, plums, nectarines, and raspberries
Don't forget your Savage Wheat Project orders

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