The ground is ready for transplants! (and as of the date of this post upload, they’re already in! “plants before posts” is how it goes around here)
Yes, it is that time of year. The time of year when the tiny, baby fall crops are put in the ground. These are crops that are happiest in cool weather, yet they are getting planted in August and must deal with the heat and blazing sun. As you can see from the picture above, our field is ready to go. Just tilled it on Friday, the transplants are here and we will be getting them in the ground as soon as it quits raining! (picture below shows what that planting day looked like!) So, I hope you all are looking forward to lots of great greens, kale and spinach especially. These two are among the highest in lutein. Lutein is vital in optimizing vision and cognition. Your body does not manufacture lutein, so you must get it from your diet. If you want to help keep your sight in good condition and you want to be mentally sharp, eating these fall veggies will help. Of course, spinach and kale are not the only crops we plant for the fall: broccoli, turnips, beets, chard and others! Each has its own unique and powerful nutritional profile.
Speaking of seasonal veggies, it is almost time to sign up for our winter CSA! Our summer CSA ends October 31. Winter CSA begins November 1st. We will be sending you more information about this in the next few weeks. Winter CSA only encompasses the 1st three weeks of November and the 1st three weeks of December. It is short but sweet and includes my favorite produce: lettuce, gourmet varieties of kale, colorful chard, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and more! This is my favorite time for fresh local veggies. Get ready!
Thank you again for eating clean, fresh and local. Without your support and friendship, we couldn’t and wouldn’t be doing this. You guys are the best!