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Preparing for Our Fall Kickoff Event and Planting

September 14th, 2023

The transition from summer to fall is gaining momentum on the farm as we prepare for a lot of planting in the field! In order to make sure that process goes as smoothly as possible, we’re making sure our BCS tractor is in tip-top shape. If you’re curious what fall looks like on the farm, we invite you to join us on Saturday, September 30th from 9am-1pm for our Fall Kickoff! This event is open to the public and free of charge and will include plenty of fall fun like a bounce house, a farm and greenhouse tour to see all of our upcoming crops, and a seeding activity. We hope to see you there!

Remember the Swiss chard we thinned last week? We transplanted it in the field yesterday! Aside from our direct-seeded HVF crops, this Swiss chard is part of the first round of fall planting. Swiss chard (pictured below) typically takes 60 days to reach maturity which is measured from the date it begins to germinate. Since it was planted in the greenhouse in mid-August, we expect to be making the first harvest of this delicious leafy green in late October. In addition to the Swiss chard, we also planted Napa cabbage and mustard greens.

We’ve been experiencing a higher rate of crop damage this year from the local rabbit population. In order to mitigate this issue, we’ve installed an electric fence (pictured below) around our newly planted fall crops. This fence is not meant to harm the rabbits but rather alarm them if they come in contact with it. The fence will be turned on when we leave in the afternoons around 3pm and will be turned off when we return in the mornings around 7. Though there will be signs installed, we ask that you use caution around the fence!

Upcoming Farm Events:

  • Next Farmers Market: Saturday, September 16th from 9am-noon

  • Fall Kickoff at the Farmers Market on Saturday, September 30th from 9am-1pm

  • Meet the Farm Tour on Saturday, September 30th from 10-10:30am (sign up here)

Currently in Season at the Farm Stand: Arugula, Zucchini, Eggplant, Okra, Armenian Cucumbers, Tasty Green Cucumbers, Long Beans, Assorted Peppers, Bitter Melon, Korean Melons, Sweet Potato Greens, Malabar Spinach, Roselle Greens, Callaloo, and Herbs.


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