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October 9, 2012

Oct
09

Field Notes:

Sunshine: shape shifting rays bending as cloud cover passes; the month of October is one of Maine's hidden 5th season, as the weather system shifts from coming in from the southeast to coming down from the northwest.

Harvest time is a time of celebration, gratitude, and abundance - a chance for us all to be thankful for what the season was.

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October 2, 2012

Oct
02

Field Notes:

Monday morning harvest days are filled with laughter - sharing anectodotes from past days and collaborating on ideas like a local broadcasting of "Maine's next top farmer."

We day dream about challenges for competition with no talk about what a grand prize would be.  I guess we are open to suggestions on this one; challenge ideas are also welcome.


Seems as though we have avoided a September frost - amazing.  I imagine a color filled and weather filled October.

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September 25, 2012

Sep
25

Field Notes

Late September winds blow in inevitable change.

A farmer's pace this time of year shifts to a movement that mimics our spring hustle to sow seed - now it is reap and harvest.

This weeks bag reflects some of the unique flavors from our market garden: sweet potatoes that carmelize when roasted; lemon grass for a nourishing flavor to soups; spinach!!  Speaks for itself to many.

Two weeks of pick up left . . . hart to believe . . . Next week's bag will be a bit smaller to help balance the final bang of a bag.

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September 11, 2012

Sep
13

Field Notes:

Bedazzling to the eyes - this bag is just as colorful as the trees will turn come late September, early October!

Yum!  This week you receive a stock of onions, a Kabocha winter squash (dry and sweet with tender skin - see recipe), swiss chard; the colorful carrots are all delicious for fresh eating or sauteing/roasting; perhaps a little salsa can be made with the swarm of tomato varieties . . . color for health, flavor, and creativity! 

Enjoy!

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September 4, 2012

Sep
05

Notes from the field

Tomatoes so fine, fresh from the vine...

Roasted potatoes, toss in the thyme...

Saute yummy leeks, with peppers fine and sweet ...

Some look hot - fear not.

Enjoy yummy summer, in the form of beans and cukes.  Augumn is arriving - winter squash ripens in hot pursuit!

What's in the Bag?

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August 28, 2012

Aug
28

Notes from the field:

Seasonal activity is changing.  7:30 pm it is clearly dusk, and it is still dark at quarter of five in the morning.  I imagine we may be in for an "Indian Summer"; we shall see, I'll keep following or usual harvest and cover cropping schedule.

This time of year reminds me to savor the summer heat loving crops; I hope to put some tomatoes by for the winter too.

See Zucchini Yeast Rolls for a great recipe you can use for all that zucchini!

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August 21, 2012

Aug
23

Notes from the field:

Life is good.

We are in the peak season where late summer and early fall conditions overlap - hence the delicata winter squash and abundance of tomatoes.  The delicata will keep for a while - it can be baked or steamed - it is sweet!  Delicious! And the skin is edible.  

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September 18, 2012

Aug
18

Notes from the Field:

Something has gone fallow and now will grow a-rye......

As crisp mornings dawn our waking hours, we've begun putting areas of the Dig Deep Field to bed - sections that held early plants of crops grown, harvested, and distributed, now hold rye and vetch seed - cover crop that will stay hardy throught the winder, re-growing in the spring time.

Seeding cover crops are part of maintaining a healthy organic system.

 

What's in the Bag?

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August 14, 2012

Aug
14

Notes from the field:

No small-potatoes around here . . . . onions??  Well . . . . it was a rainey spring . . .

Tomatoes!!!!! are in.  Peppers, eggplant, celery; blue potatoes are called adirondack blues, they are a slightly dry potato - delicious roasted in the oven or mashed with another variety of potato; I imagine they'd make delicious homefries

What's in the Bag?

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August 7, 2012

Aug
09

Field Notes:

August temperatures and sunlight are ripening blossomed fruits, tomato vines are heavy with green, beginning to blush to red, juicy goodness!

The bags will be bursting with lots of delicious goods from here on out.  Mesculin greens will return next week, we had a lapse in a mustard seeding.

The nightshade crops: peppers, eggplant, potatoes, and tomatoes will be in high season these next few weeks.

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