We're still growing great veggies!
Since last week's update, we plowed through the roughly 1600 lbs of tomatoes that were taking over our living room. Many folks in the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo area have been happily canning. Thanks for taking the tomatoes off our hands, and we hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor in the depths of winter!
This cool and wet weather means that the baby greens, cooking greens and roots are thriving again. Cabbage and broccoli are looking really good and are probably 2-3 weeks away. Despite the coolness, the tomatoes, eggplant, and beans are continuing to produce well.
This past Saturday was our last Saturday market at the Battle Creek Farmers Market for the 2011 season. We will continue to go to the Battle Creek WED market from 9-1 PM.
The online farm stand has lots of great choices again this week. We are continuing to offer CSA sampler boxes. Other tasty and highly addictive options include the Hakurei salad turnips, beets, japanese spinach (new this week!), beans, German Butterball potatoes, leeks, and New Girl tomatoes. Order now for the best selection. Ordering is fast, easy, and fun! Pick-up here at the farm on Monday night from 4:00-7:00 PM.
On the farm, we are continuing to plant and are gearing up for a strong winter harvest from the field greenhouses (with no supplemental heating) through December (and probably later). This will be our first season taking winter growing seriously. We are planning to attend a winter market in Kalamazoo, as well as sell to area restaurants and via the online farm stand at the farm. We'll be taking lots of notes to aid in planning for the late fall/winter CSA extension next season and future winter markets.
Don't forget the Barn Bash (Details) is next Sunday at 2 PM! RSVP to email@example.com only if you can come by Tuesday.
Thanks again and have a great week, Trent & Ruthie
A shot of the East field below. Here you'll see the baby greens, some roots, and the chicken tractor out on the field. The hoops with covering are protecting crops from the wind and cooler temps which are sure to come soon. What a beautiful, productive, and tasty site!