Harvest #13 – September 30, 2012

First off, a quick reminder to our shareholders that there will be a harvest next Sunday! Come early so that the ICF veggies can be incorporated into your Thanksgiving meal. We are usually set up and ready to go right at 2:30pm, just in time for turkey.

Thanks again to Owen, Naomi and everyone else involved in last night’s Railway Moonshiner. The food was excellent, the drinks were incredible (both the R & B cask and the ‘Hoppy Hemingway’ cocktail) and the space was inspirational. Met a number of interesting folks too and had great conversations about food and farming. My iPhone photography doesn’t do it justice but here’s a glimpse of the transformed working space at Union Wood Co.

The space cleans up nicely.

 We had lots of bodies out for today’s harvest which was perfect for combing through the bush beans. This freed up sometime for pollinator stalking. Our volunteer sunflowers were attracting some native and honey bees, the former looking a little shaky but still out and about in the late season.

Beautiful little Bombus
Still punching the clock as we head into Fall

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Here’s the crew in the beans, beneath the Helianthus tree.

Reflecting on mixed bunches of kale

As the season wanes, the weekly shares tend to get a little smaller. Here’s today’s harvest line-up:

  • Carrots, scarlett nantes 
  • Mixed bag of tomatoes (copia, green zebra, sungolds, cherries, orange russian, and Siebenbürgen)
  • Green wax beans
  • Persian star garlic
  • Mixed kale, winterbor & redbor
  • Lemon cucumbers
Some phenomenal carrots this week
Killer kale
Siebenbürgen tomato
Orange Russians
Green beans still holding on
The Drill on patrol

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