CSA Newsletter

Jordan carrying a bucket full of just-picked green beans on a toasty 90 degree day

Jordan carrying a bucket full of just-picked green beans on a toasty 90 degree day

We’re busy working to get ready for fall on the farm, even in the midst of the most hot and humid week yet this year.  When we took row cover off the fall plantings of cabbage, cauliflower and kohlrabi, we discovered that they had nearly all been eaten by voles. Another unexpected loss in this strange and difficult farming season. But the voles didn’t touch a single leaf on the fall planting of collard greens, which were right beside the cabbage under the row cover. Go figure.

The tomatoes continue to hold on, as the copper spray is definitely slowing the spread of the blight. Every last tomato we can get off them goes out to the CSA. The fall broccoli planting looks beautiful, though, as do the fall carrots.

We’ve had a plethora of helpers on the farm, ranging from Reba’s extended family to the friends and family of our apprentices. And our new fall season apprentice from New York, Carolyn, is a fabulous addition to the crew. Thanks to everyone for helping on our very full harvest days, and with this season’s endless weeding!

Have a great week full of great meals,

Reba and the HCF crew

Week 11 Veggies:  Collard Greens, Tomato, Potatoes, Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Zucchini and/or Zephyr Squash

This week’s recipes:  Cream of Cucumber Soup, Shannon’s Collard Greens


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