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Farm News for Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Star Hollow Farm
notes for the week of
Saturday, November 18th, 2017
on Instagram@starhollowfarm.pa

Hello all,

[photo] It was kinda miserably cold today, but Sam got at it and started our sunchoke harvest. Thankfully we planted them into plastic, so the soil underneath is dry and crumbly. Inches away, where it wasn't covered, the soil is like packed mud.

Today's earlier email...
Hopefully you got it and read it, as it explains what is going on with our payment changes and what you should expect. When we have something we really want you to see and pay attention to (not too many times a year) we have learned that we get more "opens" if we send a one-topic only email with a special subject line.

The weather...
Last Saturday morning we awoke to about 17 degrees here. That pretty much did in even the cold-tolerant crops outside (most greens, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.) Unfortunately, it was so cold that it even damaged some of our winter radishes, which can usually stay out in the field to January. That's because the 17 degree temp was a record, and it usually doesn't get down that cold until January! Bloody weather!

And a reminder... We're on our every-other-week schedule now, so consider ordering extra to get you through two weeks

No more fresh Cayennes, but we've got a pretty big cache of dried ones! Chris was busy this Fall drying them.

This week's produce ... (new or back)

  • Greens: arugula, cabbage (green & red), cress, Italian dandelions, kale, lettuce, lettuce mix, pea shoots, spinach & our stir fry greens mix.
  • Veggies: beets, carrots (orange & purple), fennel, garlic, kohlrabi, onions, parsnips, dried cayenne peppers, potatoes (5 kinds), winter radishes (3 kinds), roasted roots pack, scallions, shallots, sorrel soup pack, sweet potatoes, sunchokes, turnips & turnip soup pack & winter squashes (4 kinds).
  • Herbs: dill, lemongrass (2 sizes), parsley, rosemary, sage, sorrel, spearmint & our mini-sampler.
  • Eggs: Yup.
  • Cheese & butter: Yup. Both. Last day for Ash Buche & Demi-Sec.
  • Preserves: Yes.
  • Tree fruit: apples (8 kinds[!] plus our mixed pack) & pears (Asian & bosc).

Thanks for your support,
Randy, Chris & Sam at ...

The packing shed on our last Friday night of packing orders. We were done at this point.


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