Transitioning to Fall
The past couple of weeks have really started to feel like fall here on the farm. Mornings are a little chillier and days are becoming shorter. Here on the farm we have started harvesting fall crops which is very exciting. This week we are planning on harvesting the remainder of our potato crop for storage and our crop of onions were already harvested a week ago and now are all laid out in our greenhouses curing.
I personally love the seasonal transition from summer to fall. While summer brings sunny days and abundance, fall offers cooler days and a chance for farmers to start catching our breath again after the summer flurry. As you have seen in your recent CSA shares, this time of year offers a tremendous variety of fruits and veggies. Our strawberry plants are amazingly still producing some fruit while corn is in peak season right now. I have taken part in packing your CSA shares for most of the summer and it has been fun to see how the composure of the CSA share has changed throughout the season.
Being a first year crew member and new to Washington, I am excited to experience the fall season both here at Red Dog and on the Olympic Peninsula. I have really enjoyed being part of the crew here at Red Dog so far and am looking forward to continue to working alongside this amazing group of farmers. I am also looking forward to winter squash season as they are one of my favorite vegetables to cook with.
Happy fall everyone!