Dear CSA Member
COFFEE SHARES ARE DELIVERED THIS WEEK. IF YOU HAVE A COFFEE SHARE, PLEASE PICK UP YOUR ORDER.
The fields are starting to look like fall. The Winter Squash has been harvested and is being stored in the barns and greenhouse. The garlic was picked quite a while ago and is drying and curing. The kale, collards, green and red cabbages look like a picture. The many gradations of colors are beautiful. Beets, carrots and potatoes are beneath the soil, but we can see the mounds that cover the roots. The rows that held summer vegetables have been tilled and a cover crop of Winter Rye spread over. The rye will germinate and grow even in cold conditions. The green blanket will keep the soil protected during the winter and also add green matter in the spring. The last direct seeding of Turnips and Radishes are just emerging. The rows are a straight line of small green stitches down the row as the tiny plants grow.
Even the fruit has turned from summer to fall. The first of the Gala Apples and Bartlett Pears are in the Fruit Share.
The Farm Festival was just wonderful. So many members arrived to sunny skies that held the entire day. Wagon rides, picking carrots, flower bouquets, sharing lunch with other members, pumpkin decorating. There are photos on the Farm Face Book page if you would like to take a look.
Enjoy the bounty of the seasons.
Deborah, for everyone at Stoneledge Farm