We are now officially in fall; plans for moving the 2 high tunnels and harvesting storage vegetables have been given actual calendar dates. Winter squash are ripening on the vine – several blue varieties: Sibley Winter Squash and Sweet Meat Winter Squash are harvested now but become sweeter when left in storage several months – even until the next harvest! The original Sibley seed crop was from Hiram Sibley who introduced it to commerce in 1887 through his seed company in Rochester, NY. I’m looking forward to tasting its rich, moist, sweet flavor baked to perfection to enjoy with friends around the kitchen table
Zeppelin Delicata is back since it received good reviews last year. It was exciting to find out that after baking and stuffing it, the whole squash could be eaten, skin and all.
New England Pie Pumpkin, Butternut, Buttercup and varieties of acorn squash will be available in the fall shares and in the market.
We haven’t been able to harvest our potatoes due to the dampness of the soil. I hope they are tucked in there comfy like, for the time being…… Soil has washed away from the surface and thus more could be thrown into the compost pile due to chlorophyll formation (green skins) rather than on our dinner plates.
If you drive by our farm, you can see the daily progress made on the Jubilee Farm Market building. At the moment, a team of 3 workers are here to put up the metal structure, assemble the greenhouse, and put on the roof. That is just the start…
CSA produce shares should contain: Brussels sprouts, radishes including daikon, sweet peppers, Asian greens, tomatoes, onions, carrots, Swiss chard, watermelon and herbs. Salad mix and raspberries will be available in the market and hopefully also for CSA members.