2017, November

Farm update – 11/12/2017

This weekend was an incredible whirlwind of harvesting. So much is ready to harvest, it’s getting hard to keep up with! We brought in the last of our sweet potatoes, and the first broccoli of the season. We also harvested kale, beet greens, radishes, turnips, lettuce, arugula, green onions, spinach, and Jerusalem artichokes. From the greenhouse, we were able to harvest pea shoots and broccoli microgreens, and have more of both coming on. If you’re into salads, ’tis the season. I sure am enjoying mine!

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We used today too to accomplish the final bee inspection of the year. And, unfortunately, we won’t be collecting any honey this year. We left each hive with two medium supers of honey for their winter reserves, plus their deep brood box that contains not only honey but also protein-packed pollen as an additional food resource. However, the topmost super for each of our Twin Hives wasn’t even completely full of capped honey. But with another mild winter forecasted, they should have enough to make it through to the spring nectar flow.

Not only is November already almost half over, but next weekend is the weekend before Thanksgiving. That means it’s time to start thinking about all the yummy vegetable side dishes that will be served alongside Mr. Tom Turkey. We’ll be at the Bainbridge Farmers Market in conjunction with their Holiday Open House on November 19 from 1-5 pm. Come by and see us!

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