Posted by Nov 4, 2013
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As you can see we started out pretty frosty this morning – I think Paul said it was only in the mid 20’s! Last week Jack Frost stopped by and said a quick hello – but this morning I think he camped out for awhile! This will make those brussel sprouts that much sweeter this week!! The more frosts we have the sweeter they become!!
We are almost done with potatoes – we are hoping to finish up on Wednesday – they are forecasting that it will be 65 on Wednesday – only in WNY can it be freezing cold one day and summer the next!
This is our potato storage – it is packed FULL!
And this is what we have left for winter squash! We are starting to wind down on the specialty squashes but still have plenty of butternut and acorn! If you want any bushels or half bushels just let me know. Both with butternut and acorn are good keepers and will last for awhile in your basement (if it is cooler) or your garage (if it does not freeze) – a half bushel is $12 and a bushel is $20. You can mix and match the squashes too – you don’t have to take all one kind.
So, we will finish digging the rest of the potatoes and Paul is going to get some “beds” made for the garlic. This will be right as you pull into the driveway to your right. We will get our garlic planted.
We take the heads of garlic and break them into the cloves and then plant the cloves. We don’t bury them too deep into the soil and then we cover them with lots of leaves to keep them warm during the winter! We will still have garlic the next two weeks for the CSA – if you want any for over the winter it is $6 a pound.
Next week will be our last CSA of the season – sniff sniff – we have truly enjoyed seeing each and everyone of you every week – we are really going to miss you! We are already starting to discuss next years season and what we would like to do – if you have any suggestions – things you would like added – or any comments at all – just send us an email and we will consider them!
The winner of the last harvest basket is Bev McCabe!
This week half shares will receive 5 tickets and full shares will receive 10 tickets.
You will be able to choose from the following……….
Onions – Red, Sweet and Cooking (you can also purchase 10 lb. bags of onions)
Peppers – sweet, hots and bells
Cabbage – Red, Green and Savoy
Potatoes – Red, White and Yukon -(you can also purchase 10 lb. and 50 lb. bags)
Butternut – these will be smaller and you can take a couple with a ticket
***New this week*** Carrots
So we will see you either on Tuesday or Thursday this week between the hours of 2 – 7 p.m.
Until Then –