This week has been a week of change. Certainly most of that is the season, or at least relates to it. Most of the fall crops are now harvested – there are still cabbage and golden beets that are maturing late, and the arugula and spinach for fresh harvest as well as the last of the lettuce, dill, and cilantro protected under row covers, but nothing that we are putting in a big push for harvest anymore. The garlic is all planted and mulched, and the last of the tomatoes are now out of the greenhouses. And with that all finished up, Friday was the last day for our summer field crew.
Another significant change this week was the ending of the Summer market season at Montgomery’s Inn and Dufferin Grove markets. Both will be moving inside, but this year they both have gaps before we have indoor space available. So after doing often three markets per week throughout October, taking last week Saturday off market to work on the greenhouse meant Nathan was on the farm for nine days between markets. And apart form a light delivery run on Wednesdays, our sales for the week are squeezed into one day. Speaking of deliveries though, if you are in the area of the Montgomery’s Inn or Dufferin Markets, we are offering home delivery for the month of November on Wednesdays, get your orders in by Monday night for Wednesday delivery.
Our other big change this week is that we welcome back a past employee, Dylan, now in a new role as field manager as we look forward to the 2023 growing season. We are still looking to fill the pack house manager position in the new year, but that is more January February timeframe now.
CSA this week we have Parsnips, Beets, Turnips, Garlic, Lettuce, Green Peppers, and Dill.
Well that’s the news for this week.
Nathan and Aleta Klassen