Weekly Update: September 23rd
The weather this past week has been quintessentially fall like. Cool days, cold nights, and leaves earnestly changing their colours. The overcast and humid conditions have lead to plenty of mushrooms sprouting up around the property.
We're expecting that tonight (early tomorrow morning) will mark the first frost of the fall. Our remaining squash and bean plants will not survive but at this time of year, everything else in the field is frost tolerant.
Our tomatoes and peppers are protected by our greenhouse tunnels and won't take a direct hit but the low temperatures will negatively affect them.
Coming Soon: Winter Squash
With frost and fall come fall crops.
Not this week but in the weeks to come, we'll be including winter squash (acorn, butternuts, and pumpkin) in our CSA shares.
These plants were started indoors in early May and transplanted in early June.
We've battled bugs and other critters to keep them healthy and help them cross the finish line and hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.
Other items you can expect to see in the shares heading into deep fall include onions, leeks, garlic, spinach, kale, thyme, and more beets. We have an experimental crop of parsnips growing but are not yet sure how they will turn out - we'll let you know!
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This Week's CSA Share
Food Bank Donations
So far this season we've donated over 2,800 pounds of fresh produce to our local food banks. Most of our donated produce goes to Kawartha Lakes Food Source, a fantastic charitable organization that distributes to many food banks within Kawartha Lakes.
A big thank you to all of our CSA customers who support our operation and make this possible!