Ok, so it’s September 25th. Fall is officially here and we just had our best stretch of weather all season by a long shot. These are strange times, my friends. I am definitely not complaining but we sure could have used some of these dry, warm days back in July. Aah, the life of a farmer. Loves being outside but never truly content with the weather.
Last week was a big week of visitors to the TC3 Farm. There were 3 different classes from Tompkins Cortland (2 English and 1 Environmental Science) and a group from New Roots High School. All in all, it was around 50 students out for a visit. It’s always great to have folks out for a visit and expose them to what we do at the TC3 Farm and all the hard work that the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems do during their internship. In the very least, I hope that we get folks thinking about where their food comes from and how their food choices can impact the local food system.
And that brings us to this week’s CSA share. The cherry and beefsteak tomatoes are really starting to crank in the greenhouse, as well as the sweet bells and fryers in the hoophouse. Other veggies in this week’s choice are: eggplant, lettuce mix, heirloom tomatoes, rainbow chard, beets, carrots, fennel, garlic, saladette tomatoes, kohlrabi and potatoes. New potatoes are done for the season, so the potatoes from here on out are ones that don’t need to be stored in the fridge. Some old veggie friends will be making a return this week. There will be basil, beans and hot peppers, as well. I thought the basil and hot peppers were toast after that long stretch of cool wet weather we had but they have bounced back. I also was unsure of how our second planting of beans were going to do, but they have persevered. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that our third planting has long enough to make it.
Next week it looks like there will be snow peas!
For the past few seasons, we’ve done a second planting of peas for the fall and they have done real well for us.
Have a great week!