Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has squash, onions, garlic, beets, carrots, potatoes, braising and salad greens, spinach. Field Notes.  Transition time is here!  Ken has planted the first full season crop – onions and celery and celery root.  This starts the succession of plantings Meanwhile in the greenhouse we have spinach, some lettuce, turnip greens and chicory.  Time to wrap up making pots and head outside! From the Kitchen.  Here too, we are …

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Greens from the Mobile High Tunnel

Each year Ken has early greens from hoopettes or greenhouses.  We always celebrate this move from the germination cabinet’s shoots and winter salad mix to the green house.  The spinach is usually the first to pop up.         Ken picks leaf by leaf for a multiple harvest per plant at first.  Later he will pull out the whole plants to thin and then as they fill in the spaces, whole larger plants …

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Chicken Population Reduction Day

Usually we have some late hatch cockerels that are too small to butcher in fall.  So we watch them and the weather and when everything comes together it is “chicken population reduction day.”  We also take out some older hens so there are enough birds to make the preparation and process worth it. Just before I left to visit my parents we butchered 20 chickens.  Here is a photo of the final step of the …

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