News and blog
For many of you summer is coming to an end. Labor Day marks the beginning of fall and many of you are returning to school. Our days will soon get a little bit shorter as the sun comes up later every morning now. It is difficult to harvest salad by the light of the moon so we start when the sun comes up. We wish those of you who are in school a great year and happy Labor Day to everyone!
The tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, and melons are ripe in the fields. We are in the thick of hot summer weather making those crops sweet and delicious. Hope you enjoy the bounty of summer as much as we do.
It is a beautiful morning here in Kinderhook so the garlic harvest is still happening! It looks like the rain will hold off long enough to get the garlic out of the ground and we can always move the BBQ inside. Hope to see you soon!
NEWSLETTER MISPRINT: The box at the end of this week's newsletter about meat share deliveries should say July (not June)! The first Chicken Share will be July 21-24 and the first Beef share will be July 28-31. Sorry for the confusion!
GARLIC HARVEST PARTY
Join us on Saturday, July 18 for our annual Garlic Harvest Party. We will start work at 10:00 am and share in a BBQ of our grass-fed hamburgers and potluck lunch at 1:00 pm. Bring clothes/shoes that can get dirty, gloves, sunscreen, water bottle, and a dish to share. Last year we had over 50 people join us. Hope to see you at the farm!
The warm weather with Sunday night rains are yielding a bounty of veggies out in the fields. While we end up wet and muddy on Monday mornings the vegetables are loving it. We hope you are too!
It is finally here, the first week of CSA deliveries. This week you will get scallions, radishes, baby turnips, kale, arugula, kohlrabi, salad mix, basil, parsley, and summer squash or zucchini. Remember to bring bags for your share.
Tuesday: Capital District District Sites
Wednesday: Westchester Sites
Thursday: NYC Sites
Friday: at the Farm
You can also find us at the Amenia (Friday afternoons), Kinderhook (Saturday mornings), and Rosendale (Sunday late mornings) Farmers Markets.
Check out our new logo from Sarah McCoy at the Permanent Collection Letterpress and Design Studio in Des Moines, IA. Sarah is a long-time friend of Keri and Jody. Hope you like the new logo as much as we do!
We've decided that we could use a few more sites in the Capital District and we're very excited to connect to the communities in Cohoes & Newtonville this season! If you are interested in a share at either of these sites, look under CSA Membership/Capital Distict for more information. (If you've already signed up for another share & one of these new locations would work better for you, just let us know - we're happy to make the switch.)
Check out our spring newsletter here to see what we've been doing the last few weeks.
We have lots of plants in the greenhouse waiting to get into the ground. Moved early brassicas & greens outside to harden off, onions to the cool side of the greenhouse and filled up the warm side with pepper, eggplant & tomato transplants. Hopefully the sunshine & warmer temperatures coming allow us to work in the fields next week!
We still have shares available at almost all sites - sign up now to receive a share of these vegetables this summer!
It is finally starting to feel like spring. The first set of piglets was born last week. (See a photo of the napping piglets below.) Today Shelly, Keri, Max, and Andy finished seeding over 200 trays of fresh onions and red & yellow storage onions. The warm sun is making us dream of tomatoes and sweet corn! June will be here before we know it.