Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Letter from John Kruger (Week 21)

Hi Folks,

So it hasn’t been raining much lately and the sun has even been shining from time to time. The fields are beginning to dry out a bit, although we still have deep ruts in many of our farm lanes. The weather issue we have been sealing with lately is cold nights. We have had 3 light frosts so far but no hard freeze. We are covering some crops like the peppers to try and keep them coming a little longer. Between the cold and the shorter days everything grows a lot slower. We are waiting for cauliflower to head up and for the spinach to get big enough to cut. I mentioned parsnips in last week’s update but we will hold off on these until next week. For this week we have rainbow carrots for you.

I want to say thank you again to all those who have sent me encouraging messages or stopped by at the market to give me a hug or a pat on the back. And also to those who have made donations to help the Perez family. It is a tremendous boost for my morale to know that our hard work is appreciated and I know that my workers are very touched by your generosity.

The share for this week will be: Lettuce, Red thumb fingerling potatoes (pink inside), sweet potatoes, peppers, either broccoli or kale, baby bok choy, arugula, choice of dill or cilantro and rainbow carrots. Premium member will receive buttercup squash and radishes.

Farmer John