CSA Harvest ~ Oct 10th

Interns with Dr Greg and Schnitzle

Interns with Dr Greg and Schnitzle

The farm tour went well, despite the lousy weather.  A special thanks goes to Pastor Peggy for spending her Saturday afternoon taking tour groups around the farm, sharing her enthusiasm for CSAs and eating locally. About 100 people came through, dodging rain drops and braving the cool autumn winds.

We still have vegetables for you.  This week we have potatoes, sun chokes, winter squash, rutabaga, parsley, garlic, Swiss chard, and the last of the peppers.  If we get some sunshine, we’ll have Chinese cabbage, daikon radish, cilantro and lettuce next week.

Honey!

Honey!

Winter’s coming. Time to stock up on needed items.  We have a small amount of honey for sale at $6/pound.  I have cleaned, carded Shetland wool available for $10/half pound.  I ordered the CSA cookbook From Asparagus to Zucchini for the farm tour and have some copies left at $20/book. This book has great recipes and storage tips for the unusual and abundant local produce a CSA provides.

Our young flock of hens is laying eggs now and will soon take the place of the older hens outdoors.  For those who know how to make chicken soup, we sell chickens for $7.50/bird (approx 3#).

Deanne with a fleece.

Deanne with a fleece.

There are 3  lambs still available for those with a taste for meat. They were all sheared yesterday. Here’s our friend Deanne Bednar holding a fleece. The white shorn ewe is named Skittle based on her skittish temperament. Here she’s smelling her sister’s coat.

I host a spinning/knitting circle from Oct – April every other week on Wednesdays.  If any of you would like to come, please let me know. We spend a few hours together sharing patterns, skills, inspiration and a cup of tea.