Giving thanks as we near the end of the harvest season

purple flowers - Giving thanks as we near the end of the harvest season

It’s hard to believe we are here in October, the final month of the CSA for 2020. I hope everyone is looking forward to some warming soups and stews as we shift into the late season crops.

Although our pumpkins didn’t make it, I do have a few nice things to help out with any Thanksgiving feasts you may be planning. Butternut squash and potatoes will be on the list this week as well as a decent crop of celery.

The last bed of spicy salad mix is ready and I will send along some huge Watermelon radishes, the biggest I’ve ever grown!

There will be some broccoli this week too, but there might not be enough for everyone all at once, so some of you will be getting the first and last of the final bean planting instead. It looks like we will drop below 0 degrees on Thursday night, so truly goodbye to those sensitive crops I’ve been trying to protect. As a result I will also send the very last eggplant this week.

On-farm members, if any of you missed getting beets last week please let me know, I forgot I hadn’t put them all out on the table so I will get you some this week!

Toronto members, we are back to the usual pick-up location this week. I now truly have a new appreciation of delivery drivers and am glad to know that I don’t want to switch to that model! Apologies to anyone who got their veggies late and especially to those who didn’t get them at all! Some lucky person in the west end got a surprise vegetable delivery on Thursday, hopefully it made their day.

As some of you heard or saw on social media, Max broke his leg last week, so I have been a little more underslept than usual, that is my excuse!

Although he has been a champ through all of it and we hope to get a much lighter cast put on tomorrow, it is a bit harder for him to entertain himself in the garden so if anyone is interested in helping out with garlic planting I could probably use an extra hand or two!

— Jenny

This week’s Share:

  • Salad Mix
  • Butternut Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Carrots or Beets
  • Broccoli or Beans or maybe Kale
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Parsley

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