Green Thumb Farm Notes

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Hello and Welcome to all of the new and returning members fo The Green Thumb Farm's 21st Community Shared Agriculture Season! This year we have begun transitioning into new management for our CSA program; the next generation of Green Thumb family farmers. Under the guidance of Farmer Bill, with the support of your CSA membership, we are cimmitted to continue providing the highest quality Certified Organic produce.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm: Early December ‘15

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Our season is drawing to a close; As every year, some crops have done well and others were more challenging.  We try every year to bring a large diversity of fresh Organic, local produce to our members for our season - Running from early June through mid December.  Though we never have enough of some crops for for some members and too much of other crops for some members, we do the best we can over the season to bring in whats abundant at the time.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm: Mid-November 2015

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Fall is here, summer crops are gone for another year... but we still have plenty of homegrown organic produce in our fields: many types of kales, Oriental greens, Italian greens, beets, carrots, summer and winter radishes, turnips and rutabagas. Lettuce is also making a return for our last delivery weeks.

We still have lots of sweet potatoes and winter squashes in our storage for deliveries until we finish for the year.

Our last delivery week will be the 2nd week of December which is rapidly approaching!

Notes from Green Thumb Farm: 11/1/2015

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Summer is now behind us. We had a killing frost the morning of October 19th. Tomatoes, Peppers, Summer Squashes and Eggplants were all gone that morning. We have managed to pick a few more of each of these from lower down on the plants, which were protected by the plants leaves.  We have finished picking all of these now, so we will be bringing in more of our fall crops; Kales, Pac Chois, Salad greens, Turnips, Radishes, Winter Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Scallions, Beets and Carrots.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm - October 16, 2015

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I hope everyone who wanted to come to visit our farm last Saturday were able to. It was a chance to see what we’re doing, see some of our crops, and talk with the farmer. Next chance to visit for a tour will be June 2016 for our Strawberry picking and farm tour.

Our fall crops are beginning to come in well.  Kales - Green and Red Curly; White and Red Russian; and Lacinato all being picked now. Collard greens, 3 types of Pac Choi, tat soi, red and green mizuna, arugula, and red and green mustard.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm - October 1, 2015

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October is here and its time again for our annual fall farm tour and pumpkin picking. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th. It will be a sit down riding tour in a farm wagon pulled by a tractor. There is limited seating on the wagon so reservations are required. The times are 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; and 1:30. The tour lasts about an hour; we will see many of our fall crops, including different greens, turnips, radishes, kales, broccoli and cauliflowers. At the end everyone can pick a pumpkin—pie pumpkins.

Notes from Green Thumb Farm 9/22/15

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Our Summer drought has ended.  After less than 2 inches of rain all July, August and into the 2nd week of September, we got 4 inches of rain in 3 days.  This was greatly needed for our fall crops, which have been planted into dry, dusty soil.  Our fall greens: Tat Soi, other Chois, Arugula, Mizuna, Spinach and others all needed some water to start growing.  Turnips- Gold, red, and white, as well as several varieties of winter radishes all had been dormant until the rains arrived.  It will be another month before we start harvesting them, but will have them into December.

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