Operations Update 09-19-16

My apologies for the delayed update.

Please make note of the updated stand hours.  You can find them listed in the sidebar on the right side of the page.

As much as I didn’t want to have to deal with it, Fall is here.  There was a moderate, patchy frost that came through this past Friday, causing minor, predictable damage to certain crops.  I had been expecting frost since the end of August, but still didn’t want to have to deal with it yet.

That said, the frost has virtually finished off the cucumbers.  There are still a few to pick, but what’s out there right now will be it for this season.  There was also some minor damage to the basil patch, but there is still quite a bit for now.

I’ve been shielding the lettuce and bean plants from the deer.  I’ve done this by using the frost cloth on a nightly basis as a last line of defense against the unbelievably persistent menace that is hungry deer.  So far it’s working, and I’m hopeful it will continue until other solutions are applied.

There are loads of pumpkins available for those seeking Fall decorations, though the largest sized carving pumpkins are slightly limited in overall availability.  I blame myself for not watering them a little more aggressively than I did.  Oh well, live and learn.  Anyway, there are medium and medium-large sized ones ready for purchase, and more still to be picked.

Please be sure to check the What’s Available page, as there have been quite a few changes over the last week and a half.  The one thing I will specifically note about the crops is the extra time it is taking the current planting of beets to fill out.  They should have been nearing full size to harvest, but are still too small at this point to be worthwhile to pull.

That’s it for this update.  Have a great week and hope to see you at the stand.