Thanksgiving, Fresh Chicken, and Fall Harvest

Oct 3, 2022

It’s funny the difference a degree of temperature can make.  Last week we had a light frost – forecast low of 2ºC but dry, which experience shows is usually frost.  Even so, about half of the tomato plants made it through.  Then a week later, with a forecast low of 0ºC but just after a rain, and no frost.  It makes planning work difficult, but we were still back at picking tomatoes in the field on Saturday after they were spared freezing a second time.  So for this week at least we still have plum tomatoes available.  From how frosty things looked overnight, I think this will be the last.  That’s ok. To every thing there is a season.

Fall harvest for storage continues.  This week the rain finally knocked the dust down enough that we were able to get most of the remaining potatoes dug.  We also harvested the rutabagas and some of the winter radishes are ready to harvest this week.  But the rain only lasted a few days, and on Saturday we were right back to irrigating.  Hard to know what to do when it’s time to get things winterized but we still need irrigation.

Today we are getting our last batch of chickens processed so if you want some fresh chicken, this is the week!  

CSA this week Carrots, Parsnips, Pie Pumpkin, White Potatoes, Spinach, and Butternut Squash.

This week other than getting a few more storage crops harvested, we are mostly going to be focusing on getting enough stuff ready for markets.  With Thanksgiving this weekend we’re expecting busy markets and we’ll be packing extra of your Thanksgiving essentials like potatoes, carrots, parsnips, beets, squash and pumpkins.  We’d also love to pack an extra market helper, but are running short on crew to call on, so if you know someone who enjoys a fast pace and wants something to do this Saturday, maybe have them contact us.  Otherwise, please be patient as we try our best to serve everyone. 

Well I think that’s all for now.  Lots to do just to make it through the week.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy ordering!

Nathan and Aleta Klassen

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