Week 25: Migration

poppy25This week in the pack we expect to have leeks; kale or chard; cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or cabbage; potatoes; carrots; beets; squash; herb; and golden russet or ambrosia apples.

This week on the farm we’ve been blessed with more warm fall weather.  It’s nice, but its discombobulating!  It’s hard to believe that it is this warm, and there are only two weeks left of produce packs.  At the end of the season, we always ask our customers to give anonymous feedback in a 3rd party survey.  This survey is conducted by ACORN, the local organic network, so we don’t see who is sending in what comments.  We encourage you to be very honest.  We want to keep building a better business, so we take feedback very seriously.  This is your chance to, once again, help us out.  Please go to this survey link, and fill it out before Nov 28.

On Wednesday of last week, Nadege and I used our sister power to do a produce pack distribution all by ourselves in Fleming Heights.  I really have to thank Nadege for all her spunky volunteer labour contributions to the farm!  It was a beautiful, warm evening, and when we returned to the farm, the full moon illuminated a very unusual migration!  The caterpillar tunnels had migrated, and were transformed from 100-foot hoop houses to 200-foot hoop houses.  Bruce and David had been working hard to set everything up while we were gone.  We had wondered if they just wanted some bro time without us girls.after25

These hoop houses will be covering lots of veggies for the rest of the fall and protecting them from cold temperatures.  We are curious to see if they will last through the winter, and provide extra early tasty, tender produce in the spring.

Some people have mentioned that they will miss our produce after produce packs end.  We will have a market stand at the Seaport Farmers’ Market, right by the front doors.  This will continue as long as Bruce, Nadege, and Isaac are willing to keep going with it.  They’d love to see some familiar faces.

Here are some more photos from the farm:

Wednesday and Thursday are showing off their new winter coats

Wednesday and Thursday are showing off their new winter coats

Buddy watches patiently as David is harvesting the last leeks.  Buddy loves David.

Buddy watches patiently as David is harvesting the last leeks. Buddy loves David.

The hens are totally stoked about the new ground we gave them.

The hens are totally stoked about the new ground we gave them.

Bruce getting ready for market

Bruce getting ready for market

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Benjamin harvesting for a wholesale order

Benjamin harvesting for a wholesale order

See you all soon!

Jen, David, Bruce, Benjamin, Lori, and Nadege

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