This blog is a window into the reality of my experience farming; one bittersweet reality is that the frost is here, and the 2011 summer farming season is over. In keeping with the flow of the seasons, this is my last post until the next farming season, which begins in the early spring of 2012. Drumlin Farm will continue to operate, selling veggies at market until Thanksgiving, distributing its winter CSA shares, maple syruping, and delivering food to restaurants. Saturday is my last day of work; then I’m home to Maryland until the spring. I will most likely spend my next season at an organic farm and IPM (integrated pest management) orchard in Pennsylvania. I can’t wait to share with you about farming not only veggies, but fruit!
This week, we have spent hours harvesting potatoes, carrots, and beets for the root cellar. In the next several weeks, cabbage, rutabaga, celeriac, brussels sprouts, storage radish, and parsnips will follow.
Here are some pictures from the season, taken by a lovely volunteer named Diane:
Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm. Good food is just about the most exciting thing I can think of; I’m so happy you allowed me to share that! I hope you’ll all continue to read in the spring. In the meantime, please email me or post on the blog with your questions or comments throughout the winter.
I wish you all a restful winter with good company and many, many, many vegetables.