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Much of our time spent harvesting this week is focused toward the big plantings of Broccoli, Kale, Lettuce, and Turnips and Radishes. However, in the fall we also are able to grow a couple of our favorites.
The Arugula is growing so fast, we can see it. Here at the farm, we love fresh arugula salads, arugula on pizza, or dropped into a hot bowl of broth to wilt. Also amazing on sandwiches, especially grilled cheese.
We will also have Fennel. With all the hot weather this fall, we'll only have fennel for a few weeks. We use it sliced thin on salads, to add a warm complexity to slaws, and gently sauteed or roasted with salt.
Hope to see you at market!
We've had our first light frost here. Tuesday morning everything was covered in white crystals. Despite all the ice, the temperature was not low enough to kill the remaining summer crops.
This will be the last weekend with Green Beans! We will still have Raspberries, and a very few Tomatoes this weekend. Look out for more Cabbage, which debuted last weekend, and we're hoping for Cauliflower as soon as it's ready.
All our greens, and workers, are loving the rain and cooler weather we've had this last week!
As the seasons gradually shift, our work gradually shifts also. We are transplanting our first tunnel planting, chard, kale, and other greens, today. These are the plants that will produce for markets this winter, and even early next spring. We've also started with our firewood deliveries. However, some summer, and all fall crops are still taking up most of our time.
Many of our summer crops are coming to an end. With the fall crops coming in, we still have a great variety of produce at our markets. We will have less Summer Squash and Cucumbers, but the Winter Squash is ready to enjoy. We still have plenty of Tomatoes and Raspberries, but not for too much longer.
This will be the last week for Corn at our markets. Beans will hold on for a couple more weeks, but they will also be making an early exit. The unseasonably warm September accelerated our final plantings, but we still made it to the end of the month with a full supply of corn. We will also have lots of Broccoli and Jim's very favorite, Kohlrabi!
The fields received another small dose of rain last night. It is still incredibly dry. Our cover crops will use this little bit of water in a few days, but they have enough to hang on. We hope to see more rain later in the week!
We're still working hard harvesting many of our summer crops. They are beginning to slow down. The tomatoes, summer squash, okra, and peppers are all easing off a bit. If you've any recipes you've been waiting to try, don't wait too much longer, they will be gone.
New at market this week: We'll do our best to have watermelon radishes, arugula, broccoli, and perhaps some sweet white turnips. The fall crops are really beginning to line up.
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Everything Starts as a Seed
Jim and Moie Crawford started organic farming in 1972, on rented land, with a little experience, and practically no money. Over the course of 40 years, New Morning Farm grew from a small operation, selling vegetables out of the back of a pick-up truck, to a farm of over 95 acres with several thriving markets in Washington, D.C.