Thursday, October 31, 2013

Final 2013 CSA basket

Thank you so much for being a part of our 2013 season! We hope you enjoyed your vegetables and the experience.

We'll meet one final time for some food and fun and hand out the final basket. Expect the following:
Leeks, beets, popcorn, oats, parsley, cilantro, scallions, kale, chard, mustards, bok choy, braising mix, broccoli raab, lettuce, butternut squash, pumpkins.

Current CSA members - if you'd like to join our 2014 season, please send along a deposit by November 15th to secure your spot. In January we will open enrollment to the public.
Planting the 1st crop of 2014 - garlic!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Glazing greenhouse glass

To think we've had the foundation wall up since spring and the framework assembled since mid-summer, I am slightly ashamed - although relieved and happy - to say that we have finally begun the glazing process. We got our first pane in last week and are waiting on some supplies to continue with the job. Please let it be just a few weeks away when I post again showing the completed house!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

2013 October Work-ation

We had beautiful fall weather for our October work weekend and I am still sneaking glances at our now beautiful garden, thinking, "wow, we got so much done!"

Thanks to all who came out to help on the farm. Together we hauled 8 truckloads of manure, sifted 85 cubic-feet of compost, prepped 30 beds for the winter, popped 18 pounds of garlic for next week's planting, scraped off the majority of our greenhouse frame and secured 30 bails of hay for mulching. Lots of other tasks throughout the day - like raking the manure,  harvesting the last of the peppers, eggplants and tomatillos, and washing all the dishes - did not go unnoticed! And it wouldn't have been a proper work-ation if we didn't haul at least one gigantic boulder out of a bed and add it to our bonfire collection.

Thanks for another good season and for coming together as a community of friends and neighbors to support Longhaul Farm. We couldn't do this all without you.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

19th CSA basket

This will be the last regular pick-up of the season. We'll let everyone know when the final basket is ready, depending on when the squashes have cured, the popcorn has dried and the frosts have come.

Expect the following this week:
Parsnips, leeks, eggplant, peppers, broccoli raab, braising mix, cabbage, kale, chard, scallions, parsley.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

18th CSA basket

A few more days of heat will help the eggplants and peppers coming and boost the greens. But the frost is looming, so squashes and pumpkins must be harvested soon, big or small.

Expect the following this week:
Eggplant, pepper, summer squash, melons, lettuce, mustard greens, kale, chard, scallions, parsley, cabbage.

Please join our work-ation on October 12th

We're hosting a work day at Longhaul Farm on Saturday, October 12th.

Rain or shine, our morning work session is from 9-1, followed by lunch, an afternoon work session from 2-6 and dinner and a bonfire to celebrate the end of a hard day's work.

We'll be prepping our vegetable beds for the winter, cleaning up our greenhouse frame and possibly digging some new space for asparagus crowns. If you have work gloves, bring them; wear sturdy shoes; and bring extra layers for when the sun goes down.

 Thanks for your support!