Summer Share #18 of 22: 10/1+10/4 The Last Monthby Erin and Steve on 09/29/18
It seems we've really turned a corner in the season here and Fall came in quickly. This means that we still have a ton of harvesting to do regardless of the weather because it's just that time of year. There is always a lot of farm clean up to do as well, which just isn't as fun! But with the arrival of October comes the final month of the Summer Share season. We have 5 more distributions including this week and the final pick up is the week of the 29th. We will have share renewal during this time as well where all current members can renew their share for next year. Look for more information on that next week.
As for us we start thinking about the Winter Share haul and I start worrying if we can get it all done at the right time (because in addition to the Fall rains we also have the first frost and freeze to contend with). I also start wanting to consume more hot beverages, specifically ones containing pumpkin spice. I know it's a bit annoying, but there is a time and place for pumpkin spice and a cold harvest morning is one of those times.
So look for the continued changes in the share room produce and savor the ones whose season is ending! This week's share will include potatoes, winter squashes, kohlrabi, fennel, radishes, turnips, flowering broccoli, peppers, eggplants, hot peppers, bok choy, salad greens, beets, lettuce, celery, escarole, garlic and kale and chard and maybe some broccoli, too.
The fruit share will include pears, apples, peaches, and grapes.