Fall is a beautiful time on the farm, as it is everywhere in Wisconsin. This fall has been particularly warm, making it quite pleasant to work. The autumn colors have been slowly creeping in. Fall bring lots of big harvest jobs. Not only are we harvesting crops for the week’s delivery; we are also harvesting crops to be set aside in coolers for the storage share deliveries.

Kale harvest. We harvest the kale stem by stem and band the stems together in the field.

Kale harvest. We harvest the kale stem by stem and band the stems together in the field.

Leek harvest. The leeks are undercut with a big blade pulled by a tractor. This loosens them so we can easily pull them out. We clean and trim them in the field. When we get back to the packing shed we spray each leek.

Leek harvest. The leeks are undercut with a big blade pulled by a tractor. This loosens them so we can easily pull them out. We clean and trim them in the field. When we get back to the packing shed we spray each leek.

Red lettuce harvest. The lettuce is cut and cleaned in the field. When we get back to the packing shed we spray the root end and dip the entire head in a tub of cold water.

Red lettuce harvest. The lettuce is cut and cleaned in the field. When we get back to the packing shed we spray the root end and dip the entire head in a tub of cold water.

Washing bok choy. The bok choy is cut and brought back to the packing shed. As the heads are placed in the tub of water we clean off any undesirable leaves and rub the head clean. A most tedious process.

Washing bok choy. The bok choy is cut and brought back to the packing shed. As the heads are placed in the tub of water we clean off any undesirable leaves and rub the head clean. A most tedious process.