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We were joined by a mother daughter WWOOFer team (Diane and Clare) this past week and tackled the sweet potato harvest.  We had an incredible haul (some potatoes weighed out over 3 pounds!) this year and they are currently curing in the seedling greenhouse.  We keep them at around 70-85 degrees for about a week in order to "cure" the skins and make them storable for the winter.  In addition, we pulled our flint corn out of the field and the ears are drying on the wagon by the raspberry patch.  Garden clean up continues as we prepare for colder weather. ...

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Sweet Potatoes Carrots Ginger Tomatoes Pac Choi Red Onions

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Sweet Potatoes and Ginger are a fantastic pairing and there are lots of great dishes to make from them like soup, mashed with ginger and a little maple syrup. Here’s one that is very easy and delicious.   3 large sweet potatoes 1 tsp grated fresh ginger - or more if you love ginger 2 Tbls olive oil salt and pepper Peel potatoes and cut into half medallions. Place on oiled baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with ginger and coarse salt and lots of pepper. Place in 425 degree oven for 30 minutes or until tender. Can...

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Ginger - First year ginger is tender, non fibrous, thin skinned, and ready for your wildest culinary dreams. Apple Pear Cider - We just pressed this special cider blend at the farm and would love to share it.  Look in the refrigerator in the store. Lettuce Mix - After a long hiatus, we've got some lettuce mix for you.

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This past week we were able to give attention to some of our perennial crops.  We completed the support system for our raspberries and treated them to a heavy dose of wood chips.  The wood chips will help suppress weeds next year, conserve moisture, and help keep the soil biological activity intact and vibrant.  In addition, we prepared the area that will become our Asparagus patch next year.  This year it was the pumpkin patch.  After removing vines and any weeds, we applied compost and will either plant a winter killed cover crop (like oats) or mulch with straw.  We...

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Sweet Potatoes Leeks Sweet Dumpling Squash Tomatoes Pac Choi Kale Red Onions

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