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Week 20 update from our farmer

Posted 10/20/2020 12:19pm by Katia Lampe.

Hi from Downtown Harvest CSA!

We are still looking for a new location for next year. If you have any contact with a religious space or any community oriented association, please reach out!

The next weekly Pickup of the 2020 season will be this Wednesday, October 14th from 5:15pm to 8:00pm at 180 Sussex St. All food that is not picked up by members will be picked up by the Our Lady of Sorrows Food Pantry at 8pm.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped at the pickup site and behind the scenes. We could not do this without you. Our volunteers this week will be Patrick and Jessica (5pm to 6.30pm) and Maria C. and Kathleen L. (6:30pm to 8pm)
[We have an opening for volunteering on Oct 28th from 5pm to 6.30pm, if you are willing to help please answer this email.]

Full shares are now being delivered in boxes that cannot leave the pickup site.  Please bring your own bags so you can transfer the contents to them. If you have borrowed a reusable bag from us, we ask that you return it.  If you have received items in plastic containers, please return the containers.  Egg share members should also return their cartons. 

Remember that face coverings are mandatory when picking up as well as maintaining a 6 foot distance from others if they are not in your household. Only one member of your household will be allowed to enter the garage. Regulations from the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services can be viewed here: http://www.downtownharvest.org/blog/39286

We are still accepting new members for produce at prorated fees, but John has asked us not to take any new orders for eggs for the time being.

Sincerely,

Maria, Phil, Katia, Nancy, Jeff, and Pamela

And, here is an update from our farmer, John Krueger:
 

Hi Folks,

The weather continues to be reasonably good for the crops. We had almost two inches of rain and another ¾ of an inch on Friday. We had a light frost Sunday morning. We continue to cover the beans and a few other more delicate crops to protect them from cold nights. We are getting a good harvest from the beans now, so our efforts have paid off. We are still in a complicated rotation with the brassicas and will be adding kohlrabi and the exotic cauliflowers (green, purple, Romanesco) to the mix.

We have a lot of lettuce planted but it is growing slowly, so we will take a week off and allow it to size up. The winter squash of the week is carnival- a colorful one that is similar to acorn and can be prepared in the same way. They make nice decorations until you are ready to consume them. We are doubling up on the root vegetables with parsnips and radishes this week. Carrots are coming next time around. We will also begin to have an abundance of spinach by next week.

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out these past two Sundays. It was a big help to us. I and my workers are grateful for the support. It was also nice to meet some of the members. I believe that most enjoyed the visit and that likely all gained a better appreciation for the hard work it takes to grow and harvest their food. We have one more opportunity scheduled for next Sunday and may add a few more before the end of the season.

The full share for this week will be: Carnival squash, arugula or tatsoi, kale, string beans, parsnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, pie pumpkin and either sweet corn or some Vermont cranbury shell beans, broccoli raab or Swiss chard, a brassica (broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi or green cabbage), and an herb (cilantro, dill or parsley).

Enjoy!

Farmer John

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