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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
End of Summer CSA Boxes
Since I have not had a chance to post for a couple weeks, I decided to write a bunch of short catch-up stories rather than one interminable post. Today is CSA day, so Cadence came down from the cities last night to harvest and pack the boxes this morning. I went out to take a few photos of this process, and caught a few turkeys relaxing on the bench. They are such fun characters, although I prefer they not sit on the lawn furniture.
Cadence pulled the last of the tatsoi.
She finally got to harvest the Golden Bantam sweet corn - sweet corn is really late around here this year.
Every squash blossom has its honeybee. (That's my new motto.)
Cadence picked 6.5 bushels of tomatoes this morning! (and that's after I picked a bushel last night.) We mostly grew Cherokee Purple, Gold Medal and Federle this year, and they have been huge, abundant and delicious.
Packing the boxes...
Stacking the boxes...
Today's boxes have sweet corn, tomatoes, tatsoi, cucumbers, and either broccoli, cabbage or one of these spectacular rosa bianca eggplants.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.