Wow, it’s been a while! Did you think we’re all hibernating already? Not quite 😉
Actually we’ve been hard at work wrapping things up in the garden, moving things indoors, and getting ready for winter! Yep, fall is that time of year to route through the mess leftover by summer’s chaos and filter the good from the bad, the useful from the useless, the treasures from the junk.
I have to admit though, I’m starting to feel my head and body craving for a little slowing down. It’s been a big year, with record breaking store sales and incredible increases in gardening efficiency.
Big thanks to Charlie who made it through the whole season, from the start of April to the end of November. I know he’s craving a change of pace also, and he certainly deserves it!
All that being said, it’s unfortunate that our fall crops have been so crappy. Maybe it was the cold and rainy summer, or diverting our attention to different matters, or I’m not exactly sure. But there’s a good 2 or 3 thousand+ dollars worth of crops out there that just didn’t mature in time and will end up being ploughed under as green manure. Shit…
But considering this was such a major transition year, with gardening techniques changing and major management changes, I think we did pretty good. In fact, I’m very happy with the way 2014 turned out. I’ve said it before but I truly believe we’re in a very good position to make 2014 a very successful year.
So I’m happy and sad to announce that our farmstore will only be open for only two more Saturdays. November 22nd will be the last day we offer vegetables for sale. After that, we will only have eggs and garlic to offer.
Speaking of which, if you register and pay for your 2015 CSA before Christmas you get a free kilo of garlic. Make sure you stop by the farm to pick it up! And eggs… eggs… Obviously, now that we’re wrapping up vegetable sales, our junior hens are FINALLY starting to lay. And boy are they laying! So we have extra eggs to sell on Saturdays. Come by early as they will sell very quickly.
Other products you can expect to see for the next couple weeks include honey and chickens. Again, we only have limited quantities so be sure to arrive early on Saturday to get yours.
Of course we will also have bags of salad mix, spinach, bunches of kale, delicious collard greens, leeks, boxes of beets and carrots, and garlic. So swing by and help us clean out the rest of our stock!