Summer Share #15 of 22: 9/10+9/13 Winter Share Sign Up!by Erin and Steve on 09/08/18
It's time to sign up for the Winter Share! All you current members don't forget to bring your payment and sign up for your Winter Share during regular share hours this week. We usually fill up in 3 weeks, so don't forget!
This past week has really emphasized the merging of 2 seasons. Wednesday it was 92 degrees, and now (2:30pm on Saturday) it is 62 degrees. It's looking more and more like this week will be the beginning of the end for the tomatoes. Low overnight temperatures and a rainy week ahead usually starts the process and there isn't anything we can do about it except appreciate how wonderful of a tomato year it's been. They've been so abundant and so tasty! The squash and cucumbers are also on their way out as they feel pretty much the same as the tomatoes about the upcoming weather. But it just means we have more room for all these transitional crops in the share. We continue to be overwhelmed with large harvests this season, and though it gets tiring it is well worth the effort.
Our field plan is also now completely focused on the winter crops and we will be transitioning the high tunnels on the property to all these cold-weather-loving crops that will be a part of the Winter Share.
But here we are in the final third of the Summer Share Season and this is what is in the share this week: adirondack blue potatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, onions, scallions, bok choy, radishes, winter squashes, sweet peppers, eggplant, hot peppers, melons, tomatoes, lettuce, and salad greens.
The fruit share will include grapes, peaches, plums, and maybe even some pears!