The first official day of Fall, or the Autumnal Equinox, this year is September 22nd. It's exciting to feel like we are getting to the end of the season. Of course there isn't one official end date to our season. At some point in November or December we will stop harvesting things from the fields, at the end of January 2023 the Winter Share will end. And again at some point the last of the vegetables we grew this year will be gone and we will start seeding to do it all over again.
We got all of the fall and winter squashes out of the fields and the next BIG harvest is sweet potatoes. Now starts the steady march of large harvests until everything is out of the fields, on top of the harvests that happen weekly. We only have a few things left to weed, and then we can start appreciating everything we've accomplished this season. Sometimes accomplishments are overshadowed by failures, and underachieving crops, so it is important to realize everything that was awesome this season (as with everything in life if the analogy wasn't thick enough ;)
So this means other things, like tomatoes, are wrapping up. So if you haven't grabbed your extra tomatoes or roma tomatoes yet now's the time! Remember, you want to preserve produce at it's peak, not it's end! We also have a bunch of sweet peppers to purchase in bulk if you want.
Finally, sign ups for current members for the Winter Share will most likely be wrapped up this week, too. We only have 30 spots remaining, so bring your payment of $250 with you when you come grab your Summer Share this week!
As for this week's share, it will include: fall squashes, potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, kohlrabi, peppers, eggplant, kale, bok choy, brussels sprout crowns, greens, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, and more!
The fruit share will include raspberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples, and pears!