WEEK FOUR OF THE AUTUMN SHARE Many of the "summer" crops are finishing this week. With the cold and moist nights, these crops succumb to powdery mildew and/or late season blight. Enjoy this week as we transition further into Autumn.
NOTES ON STORING THE HARVEST Please check out our Vegetable & Fruit page on the website to find tips on maximizing the life of your veggies. We envisage that many of the vegetables you are receiving this week will last for two weeks with careful attention to storing upon arrival. Although we do wash all the greens after harvest, we are washing to take the heat out of the plants and wash away some surface dirt, not to prepare them for consumption. We also spray a seaweed/herb brew about every ten days. While this will not harm you, it does have a taste. We do suggest washing your produce prior to eating.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX The following are the items harvested this week. Items and quantities in your box may vary depending on your harvest day and the total harvest of each crop. The boxes are completely governed by what is ripe and ready for harvest and how much of it there is. We endeavor to divide the harvest fairly. 1/4 share: 5-7 items 1/2 share: 8-10 items Full Share: 10-12 items
Basil French Beans Beetroot Broccoli Carrots Cucumbers Lettuce Brown Onions Potatoes Tomatoes Zucchini
Extras Red Bok Choy Eggplant Mustard Greens Peas Radishes Silver beet
If you have any crop suggestions for next year, please email us now.
A farm internship position has become available from 1 May - 30 June. If you or someone you know is interested in small scale micro farming/ biodynamics/ permaculture/ thriving CSA's/ home scale, four season sustainable vegetable production, please check our website for a full description of our internship program.
FARM PICK UP SCHEDULE To accommodate those picking up their Mountain View Farm milk, Farm Pick Up times are Friday afternoon from 2pm-5pm and Saturday mornings from 8am-11am. Please contact us if you need to arrange to pick your vegetables up outside of these times.
Please note – Photo is of a full share box.