Monday October 24 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, We share this last harvest of the season with you together with a whole heap of gratitude. Thank you for making this project, this vision, this little, big-hearted effort stay true. This week is the last farm pick-up! Remember that if you sign up for the 2017 season before October 31st you will…

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October 17th, 2016 Newsletter

Greetings friends, It’s time! Amidst all the hearty harvests and preparations of fall, we take a moment to stretch our vision over the winter horizon into spring. We will be doing sign-ups for next season in the share room this week and next! Please consider taking a quick moment to sign up and make your…

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October 10th 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, Greetings from our 20th week of harvest. We have 3 weeks left in this season’s share, with the final pick-up being October 29th. We continue to bring in the harvests, sow the cover crop, and begin thinking about cleaning up the many messes we have made in the heat of the busy season. Tomato sauce!…

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October 3rd 2016 Newsletter

Hello! A very cloudy, wet weekend. The cover crop seed we have been putting down in the past week loved that steady rain. The season is put together with countless small moments of comfort like that… when the timing is just right between planting and rain, or weeding and sun. We’ve moved in to putting…

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September 26th 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, Welcome fall, welcome equinox, welcome longer nights. As the weather turns, so do our harvests… moving in the direction towards more sweet potatoes, roots, broccoli, cauliflower, and hardy greens. Some of you may remember that our valley’s winter squash crop has gotten hard hit by Phytophthora blight the past years or so. Phytophthora translates…

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September 19th 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, Hope this finds you well and loving the beginning of fall. We are gratefully soaking up this bit of rainfall. We’ve started to see some of the effects of the dry summer recently… some strangely shaped broccoli (not the prettiest but they taste good!), a succession of beets that struggled through the drought but then up…

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September 12th 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, We have a couple of new fall crops in the share this week – sweet potatoes, cabbage, and radishes! The summer squash, zucchini, and cucumbers are done for the season, and the tomatoes and eggplant have really slowed down and will be done soon as well. We are looking forward to the cooler…

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September 5th 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, In this week’s share: Napa cabbage! Mixed salad greens Head lettuce Mixed cooking greens Tomatoes Mix-and-match: Carrots Beets Summer squash Zucchini Cucumbers Onions Leeks Eggplant Sweet peppers Hot peppers Broccoli U-pick: Flowers Herbs: parsley, sage, thyme, oregano, rosemary Green beans Cherry tomatoes Tomatillos Ground cherries   So Romantically – by Hafiz I thought I…

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August 29th, 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, It’s been really interesting seeing how abundant and beautiful so many of the crops are this season. Although the drought has been hard on some plants (particularly the ones we direct seed), the flip side is that it has significantly reduced the disease pressure for many others. Plant diseases spread much more quickly and rampantly with wet…

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August 22nd, 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, Feels like we are in this beginning transition into late summer of golden rod and clear light. We’ve seen some changing trees, maybe pushed faster by the stress of drought. Melons are done, but tomatoes and peppers are still going strong for a while. We’ve pulled all the storage onions and put them…

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