Week 9 - Brassicas galore!
What's in the Box?
Notes From the Field
Welcome to week 9 of The North Farm CSA! It’s a great box this week, full of summer fruits and delicious fall transition crops. We got the chance to do our first mechanical potato harvest this week, and the spuds are looking mighty fine. We have some kooky potato varieties that will be ready to harvest soon, so be on the lookout for those!
Some of the fall transition crops to expect in this week's share include carrots, garlic, new potatoes, and broccoli OR cauliflower. We had hoped to include broccoli in all of the shares, but it’s so good that the deer just can’t seem to get enough of it. We installed a fence made of fishing line around our brassica field, hoping that the late night feasting is kept to a minimum. This fence is supposed to confuse and spook the deer since they are unable to see the clear fishing line.
Unfortunately it’s everyone’s favorite intern’s last week at the farm, as I have to go back to Michigan State to finish up the final year of my Horticulture degree. It’s been a pleasure growing, harvesting, and packing your shares this summer. I hope you enjoy the remainder of this lovely Upper Peninsula summer season, and the remainder of your beautiful CSA shares!
MSU Extension Intern
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The North Farm is a research, education, and production farm located in the central Upper Peninsula.