News from the Farm – Week of August 23, 2009

Hi everyone –

Tag Sale –
Next Saturday, August 29, 8 am ‘til 3 pm to benefit Friends of Boulder Knoll
474 Maple Ave, Cheshire, (Greg Melville’s home) just north of Hines Hardware.

Good items still welcomed including plants from your garden.
Help at the sale would also be great!

Contact organizer Susan Fox-Erlich at  FoxErlich@aol.com or Greg Melville at gwmelville@earthlink.net.

Please spread the word and come by next Saturday for good stuff! 

This week’s share may include

  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Lettuce
  • Cukes (maybe)
  • Leeks
  • Little sweet turnips
  • Greens
  • Regular Italian and specialty basil (lemon, lime or Thai)
  • Choice – eggplant, tomatillos, beans, beets or carrots
  • Herb garden – pick your own

Work needed: Harvest and prep Monday and Thursday

  • Plant perennials in next year’s cutting garden
  • Sheet mulch the cutting garden
  • Transplant lettuce
  • Wednesday evening around 5:30 – help unload composted manure from a truck
  • Turn the 1st and 2nd compost piles
  • Weed squash, broccoli, etc.

Thanks To Liz Aldred who’s doing the big job of soliciting and keeping track of work. I so appreciate it.

See you at the farm!

Brenda

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