Its good to be back to the CSA Newsletter. This week you will get the week 11 and 13 newsletter all in one bag! Don’t ask what happened to the rest of the newsletters. 🙂
This week, as normal has been a little crazy. With school officially in full swing, we are working with a smaller crew to accomplish everything. We continue to do our daily harvesting activities – including some of the best tasting sweet corn you can get! We’ve recently been asked what machine we use to pick our sweet corn – well that’s Ryan (and crew).
We’ve also been enjoying a great harvest of cantaloupe and watermelon this year. Although cantaloupe prefers even drier and hotter weather, they’ve been growing like gang busters.
Some of you may not be aware that we do have vegetables available at special pricing for those of you who may be interested in canning, pickling or other bulk orders.
Ryan and Katie
Let me start off by apologizing for the lack of CSA Newsletters in the last two weeks. There has been so much activity on the farm, that it seemed impossible to get anything done inside.
For one thing, Brett (our transplant grower in Sutton) dropped off some plants at our house a week and a half ago. So last Wednesday, we transplanted 11,000 broccoli plants! We used our transplanter that seats four, but soil conditions and plant characteristics meant that we had to tuck many of these plants in by hand.
We also started putting up the new greenhouse. If you’ll recall, we are going to work with UNL this winter/spring to see if it is feasible and profitable to grow winter strawberries in Nebraska. This means that we need to have this greenhouse up and in production by early September.
We’ve also had a few monuments in personnel. Most of our workers started back to school on August 12, including our Kindergartener and Pre-schooler. The remaining two will go back to school next week. In their absence, we have been making changes to the crew.
What’s in Today’s Bag?
Cantaloupe, Potatoes, Cucumbers, Corn, Tomatoes, Onion, Zucchini
Cantaloupe, Potatoes, Pickling Cucumbers, Corn
Ryan, Katie, and Crew