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Farm update #21, week 19, October 20th delivery

We have only four more weeks of vegetable deliveries, including this
week’s, during our regular season. The vegetable share for this week
will be: Boston lettuce, peppers, white potatoes, red onions, choice
of arugula or tatsoi, butternut squash, baby white salad turnips, and
choice of an herb.  John should let us know soon what the extra winter
share should look like (how many weeks, what types of vegetables, and
what it will cost) so members can decide if they would like to sign
up.

This is the 12th and sadly, final fruit share delivery. The fruit
share for this week will be Empire apples and Bosc pears.

Hi Folks,

We have gone very quickly from our first frost to our first snowfall,
with about a half an inch of heavy wet snow blanketed the farm this
past Thursday. While there was no concern about damage to the
remaining crops from the snow by virtue of the temperature, I was a
bit worried about damage to some plants, especially the lettuces from
the weight of the snow and its potential to break off leaves and
branches. Fortunately this did not occur and we were spared a second
round of snow that was predicted for Sunday.

With warmer temperatures expected this week I expect that many of the
crops that have been growing very slowly will have a chance to size up
this week. The broccoli is still heading up rather sporadically, so
although I had promised broccoli in the shares this week, it seems we
will have to wait one more week. We have harvested what was left of
the peppers in the field before they could be damaged by the frosts.
We will be distributing them over the next 2 weeks provided they are
holding up. We also have hot peppers which we will be sending as an
extra.

The share for this week will be: Boston lettuce, peppers, white
potatoes, red onions, choice of arugula or tatsoi, butternut squash,
baby white salad turnips, and choice of an herb.

Enjoy!
Farmer John

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