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CSA veggie pickup reminder

Posted 11/21/2014 5:26pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Thankgiving!!

NOTE: Last CSA veggie pickup of the 2014 season is December 13!!!

Note:  It is now November and need last payment from a few of you!! Thanks!!

Wanted!! More fall leaves!!

The week started out cloudy, cold, and a bit damp..had a nice gentle rain shower early. Saturday was not too bad..a bit chilly and cloudy..we got about an inch of snow Saturday night..Sunday was cloudy then cleared off for the night..Monday was cold but sunny..our low was 7 degrees..we barely made it to almost 40 for the high. Tuesday and Wednesday gradually warmed with more sunshine..lows in the upper teens..highs 45-50. Thursday was cloudy and a bit nippy..but today we were up into the mid 50's with more than abundant sunshine!! Tomorrow looks like we may have more sunshine early with some clouds rolling in later in the day. Considering what the weather was like on the front range, we have been downright balmy!! They got a lot more snow and sub-zero temperatures!!

In the tunnels..greens in the high tunnel took a hit Sunday night..even though we had tucked them up a bit more, they did not like 7 degrees. Hardest hit were the Kale and the Mibuna..bok choi and yakina savoy had quite a bit of damage..the mustards and the chinese cabbage came through with very little damage. Soooo..greens are a bit short this week. How many greens we have for the last 3 weeks of the season will depend on what the weather decides to do. If we have warmer temps and lots of sunshine some of them will grow out of the freeze damage.

 

Outdoors..The colder temps put a bit of a damper on the rest of the fall harvest, but we did get about half of the carrots and all of the sugar beets and mangals in.

Garlic is in!!! Just need a few more leaves to finish mulching them for the winter. Our thanks to Sally, Russel, and Keven for hanging with us Wednesday to get the job done..what a relief not to have to worry about it anymore!!

Updates on our little birdie friends..Coral's babies were 21 weeks old on Monday. Mom's babies..are almost 21 weeks old today and tomorrow. Moved them over to new pasture in the brossica {think broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, brussel sprouts, and cabbage} patch yesterday. Sad news..another night of predators..lost another goose for a total of 5..Our injured goose{Gooseberry} is doing well..we have been doing hydro-therapy and massage on his injured leg. He has been staying in Della's greenhouse and is getting bored not to mention totally spoiled!! The other geese were picking on Pumpkin again Wednesday so Della stuck him in with Gooseberry for company..they have both been enjoying themselves!!

Duckies.. They are enjoying wandering the garden..a little less frenzied..they have scouted out their favorite spots now and make the rounds each day. Kiera's baby..who's name is little squoosh.. will be 14 weeks old tomorrow..he and Kiera are sleeping down in the duck house with the rest of the ducks now.

 Baby chickies will be 37 weeks old on Monday.. The new babies will be about  34 weeks old on Tuesday. I think most of them are laying now..and the eggs are getting bigger.

note: we do have chicken and duck eggs for sale here at the farm..chicken eggs are $4.00 and Duck eggs are $6.00. Just give us a call..249-9725..to pick some


work days Starting this weekend ..October 26..we will start doing some Sunday workdays..9 am to noon..Workdays during the week will be Tuesday and Wednesday.

What is available for the CSA?

This is my best guess of what we will be harvesting this week. you will be seeing lots of different cool season roots, shoots and tubers in the coming weeks!! Not sure what to do with your bounty?? Our website has a recipe section that I add to just about every week!!

NOTE:For food safety..our veggies are not ready to eat..we "chill" or hydro-cool them to get the field heat out but they are not washed!! Please wash them before you eat them!!

From the tunnel

bok choi

mustard

yakina savoy

endive

escarole

chinese cabbage..lots of chinese cabbage!!

salad greens

 

From outdoors

carrots

parsnips

From storage

winter squash or sweet potatoes..will mostly alternate each week

rutabaga

winter radish

beets

turnips

cabbage..last of the season

celeriac

horseradish

onions

apples

quince

leeks

garlic


Fun happening.. Jen McGruther..one of your fellow CSA members has written a cookbook..Nourished Kitchen..it is awesome..great pictures..tasty recipes..I will try to remember to bring our copy out for you all to look at it!!

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!!

All of us at Circle A Garden