We held the Pumpkin Pick last Sunday and are harvesting all of the fall crops: beets, leeks, celeriac, kale, collards, squash, pie pumpkins, winter radishes AND tomatoes!  We shake our heads as we go to the hoophouses and marvel at the tomato plants as they continue to produce ripe tomatoes.  Not too many, for sure, but 2000 this week.  The warm weather has made harvest pleasant.  It is typical at this time of year to have all of our vegetable crops covered in frost in the mornings and have to wait until the sun melts the frost away before we can harvest, but not so far this year.  After some of the extreme weather we have had to work with and in, it is nice to have Mother Nature’s kindness shining on us.

Barb

The Pumpkin Pick.  Last Sunday was a beautiful fall day and a perfect day to come out to the farm to pick pumpkins.  Thanks to all of you who came, we love to see our members having so much fun.

The Pumpkin Pick. Last Sunday was a beautiful fall day and a perfect day to come out to the farm to pick pumpkins. Thanks to all of you who came, we love to see our members having so much fun.

Bales of hay lined up near the pumpkin patch (to be used as much next season) became lots of fun at the Pumpkin Pick.

Bales of hay lined up near the pumpkin patch (to be used as much next season) became lots of fun at the Pumpkin Pick.

The Friday morning crew and worker shares bring in pie pumpkins.

The Friday morning crew and worker shares bring in pie pumpkins.

Then we bring the pumpkins to the packing shed, back the truck right in and unload them into the brush washer.  Looks as if the crew could go through the washer too.

Then we bring the pumpkins to the packing shed, back the truck right in and unload them into the brush washer. Looks as if the crew could go through the washer too.

Leek harvest.  We pull, we trim, we cut, we clean, we wash.

Leek harvest. We pull, we trim, we cut, we clean, we wash.

Cabbage cleaning in the packing shed.

Cabbage cleaning in the packing shed.

Swiss Chard cooling in a tub of water.

Swiss Chard cooling in a tub of water.