News from the Farmer
Thanks to a stretch of a few (mostly) dry days, our fall tillage is well underway. We’re busy disking, chopping, and plowing, all to prepare our soil for spring planting. Our crews are in the final stages of harvest for some of our crops. We’ll be cutting the last of the cabbage in the field by Thursday. Cole’s crew will spend the next couple days picking the last of the Roma tomatoes in the greenhouse. In the field, they’ll be pulling out the stakes where all the tomatoes and tomatillos were planted. You’ll be interested to know that biodegradable plastic was used around the tomato plants. It will then just break down into the soil, with no adverse effects on the environment.
We’re also in the process of combining soybeans, and next week’s schedule includes the same for field corn. That being said, some of our equipment is now washed, thoroughly cleaned, winterized and in storage. A great feeling of accomplishment!
Did you get a chance to go out to the pumpkin patch to select your perfect pumpkin? If not, we still have pumpkins available in the field and you’re welcome to go out this week-end. Just check in with our staff member and have fun!
Keeping in the spirit of Pahl’s motto, “Something for every Season”, we invite you to join us for one of our Holiday workshops, coming up in November. The dates and times are: Wednesday, November 8th, from 4:00-7:00 pm, Saturday, November 11th, 10-4 pm and Saturday, November 18th, 10-4 pm. For additional information and to sign up, please check out our website. We’ll help you design your own unique spruce tip pot(s) or teach you how to make a kissing ball. Remember to look for the coupons included in this newsletter below. Exclusively for our CSA members, one offers 25% off the price of the workshop, and the other will offer you 50% off a spruce tip bundle, if you prefer to do your pots at home. Please take advantage of these great specials!
As we wrap up Year Four of our CSA season, we’d like to ask a favor of you. Next week we will be emailing a survey to each of our members. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to fill it out and submit it to us. We can all benefit from your comments and suggestions. On behalf of the entire staff and crew here at Pahl’s, we’d like to thank each and every one of you for your participation this year. Have a wonderful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you next spring!