Archive for December, 2015

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s growing?

Scarlet Kale

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Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Swiss chard, mustard, Japanese Red mustard, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale, baby spinach
  • Brassica – a small amount of Chinese Kale and Broccoli also a few heads of red cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

To welcome the New Year – collards and dried Black-eyed peas 

 

 

 

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The Day After

 

Farm Journal – week of

20th December – 26th December 2015

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The damp weather has increased the slug populations in the tunnels. I weeded tunnel C today in an effort to remove any hiding places.

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Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s growing?

Chinese Kale

122215_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – mustard, Japanese Red mustard,  Scarlet kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale, baby spinach
  • Brassica – Last of the Stonehead cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

 

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A Little Head

Good for what ails you

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Healing Cabbage Soup

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/82923/healing-cabbage-soup/

Substitute a little head for half a head.

Little heads of Stonehead cabbage will be available at West End Community Market

 Tuesday 3 pm until 6 pm.

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s growing?

Three headed cabbage plant – center of plant was injured by hail

121415_fj_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Swiss Chard, mustard, Japanese Red mustard,  Black kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale
  • Brassica –  Stonehead cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

 

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Preparing for Winter

 

Farm Journal – week of

6th December – 12th December 2015

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This week David has donned his handyman cap. Because the weather has been so mild and we can open the windows; David has been painting inside. He also worked on the wood burning stove, in the garden shed, and its chimney pipe.

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Normally, at this time of year, our greenhouse is teaming with life. However, because of a major aphid infestation, all of the radishes that I had cultivated in the growing beds and most of the hot pepper plants that I was over wintering on the shelves had to be removed. I still have a few chard, cardoon(this is their second winter) and three hot pepper plants (I have had these for several years). If I can not control the aphids on these plants they will have to go as well. We need a clean house for germinating and growing our Spring and Summer crops.121215_fj_greenhouse

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root balls of the hot pepper plants – after the dirt is knocked off and add to the former cabbage bed these plants will be put into the compost pile.

 

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Catawba

Coming Spring 2016.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What’s up?

David preparing White Lady turnips for market

12715_market_turnip What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Swiss Chard, mustard, Japanese Red mustard,  Scarlet kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks Mizuna, baby kale and small amount of baby spinach
  • Brassica –  Stonehead cabbage
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips

 

 

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