Week 18 of Pekarek’s Produce CSA 2013

Dobry Den!

Wow!  Can you believe we’re into October already?  That means we are drawing near the end of the CSA and its time for some housekeeping issues.  Our last CSA bag for 2013 will be on Wednesday, October 16.

We’ve officially decided that this is the best fall cauliflower we’ve ever had.  It’s both pretty and yummy.  We’ve also seen some huge heads of broccoli this fall.  We officially started delivering broccoli to Super Savers this week.

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As you can see from the picture, we picked a lot of broccoli!  This was bin number 1 of 5 for the day.  These bins are quite heavy, as are many of the other things we work with on the farm, so we rely on machinery to help us move things around.  The tractor, trailers, four wheelers and a pallet jack.  Unfortunately, our pallet jack broke on Saturday, so by Monday morning we were off to get a new one.  (A pallet jack is a tool that lets us move large pallet loads of produce around the building without having to do as much lifting). Thank goodness for the machines that make our loads a little bit lighter.

As usual, the greenhouse is coming along.  It consumes most every free minute and we hope to have it completed soon.

As the temperatures dip in the coming weeks, let us know if you are interested in bulk orders of squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, or anything else for the winter.  We can arrange the specifics on an individual basis, but for example some folks have wanted 25 or 50 pounds of potatoes for the winter.  And for those of you that are still trying to catch up with summer (like us) we still have tomatoes and other summer crops for canning!

Finally, lets end with all things pumpkin!  This week you each get to pick a pretty pumpkin.  Put it on your porch and tell your friends where you got it.  J

Your Farmers,

Ryan and Katie

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