May 1, 2020
Blog|Farm Based Education|Notes from the Field

by Farmer Matt Simon

A cold snap; a blue norther; an arctic blast.  Call it whatever you’d like, it’s cold outside!  There’s nothing like wacky weather to mobilize a farmer, and the last few days have inspired some serious scrambling ahead of the freeze.  We’ve employed virtually all of our row cover to protect vulnerable crops, and stripped the spring and summer plants of their veggies.  Tomatoes and peppers are ruined by freezing temperatures, so today’s harvest was a “now or never” moment as the wind started to roll in across the fields.  Be looking for green tomatoes and the last of this year’s hot peppers in CSA shares this week.

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Blooms harvested before the freeze.[/caption] 

As we wind down the final weeks of our 2018 Fall CSA, it’s a great time to reflect on the food, fun, and friendship that the farm has enjoyed this year.  As a recap, we’re taking over the Farm Based Education Network instagram all this week with hi-lites from our farm based education programs.  Check it out HERE and please follow us on instagram!