Happy October (almost)! Week 17 marks the final transition of our farm season to fall. With the latest cold snap, I expect we will be saying goodbye to our abundant tomato & eggplant season a little sooner than expected this year. The cold weather also means it’s finally time to get our hands on some of the long awaited fall crops (like parsnips & winter squash!) in the final four weeks of the 2019 season. We hope you enjoy this time of year as much as we do!
I’m so lucky to have another amazing dietetic intern from OHSU’s Graduate Program in Human Nutrition helping out on the farm for two weeks! Nicole Tomasa helped harvest over 500 lbs of produce for last week’s CSA pick up. She also helped prep our garlic bed & keep our fall crops weed-free!
Special thanks to our amazing group of volunteers from OHSU’s Graduate Program in Human Nutrition & OHSU School of Medicine for braving the insanely cold, wet weather on Sunday morning to help plant our seed garlic for next season! We planted a 75’ bed with two varieties of hardneck garlic (the kind that produces garlic scapes!)--Duganski & Deerfield.
Early bird registration for the 2020 season is open!! Sign up by November 30 to save $25 off next year’s share (that’s like getting one week free)! Please visit our website to learn more and register.
We’re only $75 away from raising enough funds to give 2 shares to patients affected by types-1 & 2 diabetes next season!! Thank you to our friends who have contributed so far. Please help us reach our GoFundMe campaign goal of funding 10 shares for patients next season. Any donation will help achieve the farm’s mission--to provide local, fresh, organically grown produce to those who need it most!
This Week’s Share Contents:
Collards (last round!)
Bob’s Red Mill Split Peas