Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Tomatoes, Kale, Carrots, Basil, Summer Squash, maybe Sugar Snap Peas and/or Cucumbers
September is coming in HOT! The forecast is calling for lots of heat in the next week with no chance of frost. Any frost free day in September always feels like a gift. We will keep harvesting the summer squash and cucumbers until they freeze. The cucumbers had a rough start and are just getting going. The tomatoes and basil are tucked in the greenhouses, so thanks to plastic and propane, they will keep producing even after we frost. The fall crops are shaping up nicely and it looks like it will be a promising harvest.
Once September arrives, folks start asking when the shares will end. Truthfully...we don't know. It is weather dependent. Our goal is to put out 16 shares. Some years it takes us longer to clean out the garden, other years we get it done quicker. After we freeze, it depends on how many hands we have to help get the thousands of pounds of produce out of the ground. It also depends on the weather. If it is cold and wet it slows us (and everyone else!) down. I promise to keep you posted on the fall progression, but like I said Mama Nature is in charge!!
Here's the big secret. September is the best month to volunteer. It is the month of some of the biggest shares. Help us wrap up the harvest and receive lots of veggies!!
If you (or someone you know!) is curious about high altitude gardening becoming a garden helper may be just right. We are only asking folks to commit to 1 morning a week for one month, that's 20-25 hours a month! It feels really good to have volunteers back on the farm, we missed them!! Lunch and veggies are provided! Follow the link below to check it out!
Lunch this Week: Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese and Peruvian Quinoa Stew (tomato page)
Recipe Ideas: Oven Roasted Carrots and Kale; Creamy Carrot Tomato Soup; Tomato, Garlic and Summer Squash
Lifeline Cheese Update: We have cheese again!!!!
The coolers at your site are stocked with a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Lifeline Beef Available: Ground Beef, Patties and Stew Meat
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Neck Bones (make the real deal Ramen!), Fat, Country Ribs, and Hock
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 10% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (ends 9/30)
JH Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-12 (ends 9/24)
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (ends 9/21)
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