We continue to experience dry conditions here at the farm, with last week’s rain dropping only a miserly quarter of an inch. This along with very cold weather has greatly slowed the growth of the crops that remain in the field. We are expecting to be hammered with 2 or 3 nights of temperatures near or below 20 degrees this week. We are scrambling to harvest or cover as many of the most susceptible crops before they are ruined.
We have been harvesting much of the cauliflower and broccoli at a smaller size than I would like, to avoid losing it entirely. Greens production is way down, so for this week there will be a choice of spinach or a mustard family green (arugula, tatsoi, etc.). We are beginning to rely more on root crops and items we have in storage such as squash and potatoes for a larger portion of the shares.
We will try to have broccoli or cauliflower for as many as we can this week, however those who have not yet gotten Napa cabbage will be receive it this week. Clear out some space in your refrigerator- the cabbage heads are huge! We also have some kohlrabi that has reached harvestable size, so some will receive that this week.
The share for this week will be: Potatoes, garlic, carrots, parsnips, choice of escarole or endive, bok choi, choice of radishes or salad turnips, lettuce, choice of spinach or a mustard, butternut squash, choice of dill or cilantro and broccoli or cauliflower or Napa cabbage.