Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What does November bring?

The Farm Stand will continue to be open through Wednesday November 23rd. There will be Apples, Pears, and Winter Squash. Also Leeks, Pie Pumpkins and Gourds while supplies last.

The CSA will continue their pick ups through the week of November 14th.

The farm employees will continue to harvest the late season Apples. Once that is done they will hand weed all of the summer fruit crops (Strawberries, Blueberries, Currants, Gooseberries, and Raspberries). The plastic and irrigation lines will be pulled and stored for next season. The fields will be tilled and the rye grass spread for a winter cover crop. The smelliest dryer sheets we can buy will be pinned on all of the new Apple trees and Juneberry bushes to prevent deer browse. The straw mulch will be spread over the Strawberries. The orchards will be mowed one final time. All of the equipment will be washed and put away for the winter. If the weather holds out we will be able to accomplish all of this before the 1st sticking and staying snow fall. Winter is on the way!