Today's share is pretty much the same as Monday's so if you're looking for info on the share check out the previous post.
It wasn't very dry this morning when I rode out to the farm. We got enough rain this week that we're actually skipping an irrigation, which is rare this time of year. There is a set of crops that we haven't irrigated all summer, not once. Our corn, bean and squash planting has been surviving on last spring's rains all summer and it's actually looking decent out there, especially the Delicatas. They're not intended for the CSA, but you never know, maybe a squash will show up in the fall shares.
Delicatas were a last minute addition to that field. Initially I was only going to grow Marina di Chioggia, which is a favorite of mine and keeps very well. Then I decided I could add Padana since it's a different species and wouldn't interfere with saving seed. I added the Delicatas just because everyone likes Delicatas, but I wasn't sure how they would do. They've actually seemed to have set a good crop and the plants look better than anything else in the field. I'm not sure if that's due to the side of the field they're on, or just the way they grow, but I'm impressed.
The plan for these squash is to sell them separately from the CSA shares, possibly through online orders, or the farm stand, or in town retailers or all three. They won't be harvested for at least another month so we have a little time to figure it all out. They also all keep well which means you should stock up when they do come in so you have plenty to hold you
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