Garden Closing and Potato Roast

So it appears that keeping the blog updated during the growing season wasn’t quite as likely as we had thought.  Now our CSA season has come to a close, and we are already excited and looking forward to next year!

Sunday was a terrific day to end our season with many of our members, friends and potato-club enthusiasts helping us to bring the last of our potatoes in from the field.  We had around 16 people picking up potatoes, and several more joining us for a baked potato lunch.  IMG_1172 All and all, about 35 people stopped by throughout the day! The sun was even out for the perfect fall day, and not a snowflake in sight.  (Saturday farmer’s market was a bit chilly and blustery.)  We harvested several more crates of ‘Dark Red Norland’, Yukon Gold’ and those creamy ‘French Fingerling’ potatoes.

Dark Red Norland potatoes

Dark Red Norland potatoes

Thank you Casey and Evan for taking it upon yourselves to start washing all of those potatoes after lunch!  (I wish we could offer a picture.)  You are not only pro’s at veggie washing, but passionate about it!  

And thank you to everyone who made it out here for the potato roast.  We’re sure it will be a regular event in the future!

Part of our Wednesday crew; always smiling, Chrisitie and Lynn Stuve.

Part of our Wednesday crew; always smiling, Christy and Lynn Stuve.

Matt washing beets.  What's that on the pallet?

Matt washing beets. What's that on the pallet?

One extremely large beet.

One extremely large beet.

We are looking forward to having a new area to wash and box the veggies next year.  Most of this barn addition will be used for that.  IMG_1163

While the chickens are cleaning up the garden, the turkey’s are busy cleaning the crabapples off of my ‘Sargent’ crab.

While the chickens are cleaning up the garden, the turkey’s are busy cleaning the crabapples off of my ‘Sargent’ crab.

And acting like big shots.

And acting like big shots.

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