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Farm News for Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Star Hollow Farm
Adams Morgan FARM MARKET & CSA

notes for the week of
Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hello all!

Hope you all had a good week. It's been kinda dreary here, but with a few nice, clear Fall days mixed in. Still too many mosquitoes to sit out in the yard in the evening. l miss that.

[photo] Guess what time it is? It's harvest time for our Lemongrass and also our sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes). Both seem to have weathered the, uh, weather quite well. Yay! We'll just do straight Lemongrass herb for a few weeks, then segue into some of the more fun packs we do with it.

Volunteer thanks!
Thanks much to Isabel (and Francisco, too), our volunteers last Saturday at the truck. You are appreciated and it was fun to have you there!

It seems like one of the problems we had last week (and the 3 before that) with our email program (this one, MailChimp) fixed itself! We didn't change anything, but this week it worked just like it had the hundreds of times before the problem began. Ah, the mystery of computers and the internet. Still having spreadsheet problems, but maybe they'll fix themselves too if I'm just patient! :)

This week's produce will include.. (new/back,end)

  • Greens: arugula, cabbage, chard, kale, lettuce, a spicy mix, pea shoots & spinach (2 ways!).
  • Veggies: beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, garlic, horseradish, kohlrabi, okra (end?), onions, peppers (green bells, Cornos, mini-sweets & chiles), potatoes, radishes (Daikon & watermelon), scallions, shallots, sunchokes, sweet potatoes & tomatoes (reds only now) & winter squashes (5 kinds).
  • Herbs: Sampler, cilantro, garlic chives, lemon balm, mint, parsley, rosemary, thyme & Thai lemongrass (!).
  • Fruit: Honey Crisp, Fuji, JonaGold & Crispin apples.
  • Eggs & Cheese: eggs, plus the usual cheeses.
  • Miscellany: honey and apple cider.

[photo] Corno di Toro peppers were new for us 2 years ago. Sam has gotten better and better at growing them. We love them; they're so pretty and much more likely to produce a good yield of ripe peppers than regular bell peppers, which seem to fall prey to many insects and diseases. They'll (presumably) end soon. Try some if you haven't yet!


Hope you can find something on the list that looks or sounds good to you this week! Have a good one and hope to see you Saturday.

Thanks for your support,
Randy, Chris & Sam
your Star Hollow Farmers

[photo] We used to grow mushrooms on purpose. Now they just seem to happen on their own!


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