Farm Update September 24, 2016

We have made it though another summer! The autumnal equinox was Thursday and we are looking forward to increasingly cool weather.

The cooler temperatures will provide the right growing conditions for our fall and winter crops like the root vegetables including carrots, beets, parsnips, and rutabagas. We will also have broccoli, cauliflower and a great variety of greens such as kales, mustards, lettuces, among others. Over the next month we will also be harvesting some winter storage crops like the sweet potatoes and butternut squash.

If you are interested in signing up for our next CSA season, we will continue taking payments/reservations for our 16-week fall/winter CSA share program, deliveries for which will begin the last weekend of October and run through the end of February 2017. Shares will cost $250 for 16 weekly deliveries.We will have the forms at the markets this weekend and they are also available on our website, here.

Please let us know if you are interested in signing up!

squash and watermelon beds
squash and watermelon beds

Farm Update July 9, 2016

We are back at it after a short mid-summer break. I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday.

We’ve had some decent amounts of rain over the last ten days and the plants are growing apace. Of course the weeds are also growing like crazy. I spent much of yesterday weeding with some volunteer helpers while Sam and Steve harvested produce.

Our summer squash plants are producing pounds and pounds of zucchini, flying saucer patty pan and Benning’s green tint patty pan squash. The cucumber plants are finally fruiting; we trellised the plants yesterday and picked a few early cukes – we will have these at the market within 2 weeks.

If you are a user of social media, you may be interested to know that SouthWinds Farm now has a Facebook page and we are also posting on Instagram @southwindsfarmaz.

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Sam and Steve picking purple beans
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Bennings green tint squash
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Squash blossoms on the zucchini plant