Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Carrots, Dill, Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Sunflowers, maybe Yellow Beans and/or Snow Peas
We got a new toy at the farm. A barrel washer! We use it to wash root vegetables in. Carrots and potatoes mostly. It's cool and fast! We put the veggies in at one end, it slowly spins them while spraying with water. It is on a slight incline so the roots work their way down to the other end. I keep telling my children they are going in next! We put it together in the spring and it has been sitting in the wash station waiting for this time of year. We are happy with the performance so far. In the past we would dump a crate of carrots onto our tables (wooden frames with hardware cloth for a top). We would then spray the veggies and move them around with our hands to get all sides. Then we had to pick each carrot up and put it back in a clean crate. With the root washer, we dump a crate of carrots fresh out of the field into one end, and meet it at the other end with a clean crate. So. Much. Easier. We love these machines that make the farm labor easier. Washing roots can be hard work. Especially when the weather turns and gets colder. Playing with water when it is 50 degrees out gets old, quick. It seems as though rain gear will still be needed when it gets cold, but the washing will happen so much more quickly with the barrel washer and our bodies will stay warmer because we will be moving more. Lifting crates full of roots is better than Crossfit!
I was going to put a video on here, but it is beyond me technologically. I added one to our Instagram (cosmic_apple_gardesns) and Facebook page if you want to see it work!
Fall is still coming on gradually this year. No frost yet! Lots of veggies to harvest in the upcoming weeks. When I wrote this newsletter on Monday there was not a frost in the forecast. They are now calling for 29 degrees on Tuesday night and again on Saturday. Fall is the time of saying goodbye and feeling grateful for what we have managed to produce! We still don't know how long it will take us to empty the garden. When will the shares end? We will let you know as soon as we know!
Workshare Lunch: Merav's Carrot Soup
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me or tell your site host 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!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, New York Steak, Sirloin Steak, Round Roast, Liver, Ribs, Ground Beef, Patties, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage (Back in stock!!!), Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, Spare Ribs, Chorizo and Fat
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 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (Last Market 9/18)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last Market 9/21)
Jackson Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last Market 10/4)
Farm to Fork Festival: October 5th 11-4 Center for the Arts
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