Asparagus plants on the farm plumping up their berries.
Hello CSA Members,
And Happy New Moon to you! On this Week 20 it seems quite apropos that, as the moon dies, so will our heat-loving crops in this weekend’s forecasted freezing temperatures. Without a doubt, we will spend the week blanketing the fall greens in cozy row cover to prepare them for the frost. The celeriac, beets and turnips will all come out of the ground to snuggle up together in the root cellar. And the weeds will DIE! If the full moon, in folklore, brings rain and birth, then it seems the new moon this week brings frost and death. And, while these two words are a little grim, I am fully embracing them. For the farmer and the land, they signify the autumnal tumbling into wintery rest; and after a long summer, all a farmer wants to do is sleep like a bear.
This week your share will include:
Sweet and Hot Peppers
Kale, Chard or Collards
Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatillos or Shishito Peppers
…and other things!
The beets and turnips watching the setting sun and enjoying their final days in the ground.
Tantalizingly enormous garlic that we unfortunately don’t get to eat, because garlic this big goes straight back into the ground to spur on future generations of potentially-world-record-setting giant garlic. We’re in this business for the fame.
These pumpkins are also enormous, and can’t wait to meet you. I spoke with them personally.
Yet another giant veggie: a turnip roughly the size of my face.
The loyal, hardworking garden cart and proud broccoli plants all wearing their blue hues.
Have another fantastic fall week, everyone!