The Trustees APPLETON FARMS
Hamilton & Ipswich
A Trustees Property

Appleton CSA Week 16

Field Update from Farmer Andrew

A couple nights with temperatures below 40 F had the crew bundled and all of us thinking fall. But as we approach the equinox this week, a stretch of warm weather and mild evenings has put those thoughts on hold. After near perfect conditions for most of the summer, September has presented the first dry spell of the year for us. We really can’t complain about the weather this season, as conditions have been about as ideal as one could hope. However, our sandy soils dry quickly and crops have been looking thirsty as of recent. Lucky for us, our irrigation system features an electric pump and water reel that makes setup easy and efficient. The electric pump means we can deliver water to the fields with just a flick of a switch, a luxury we really appreciate! The water reel has a large sprinkler on a 400 ft long hose that moves across the field, inch by inch, as water flows through a mini turbine inside. We’ve been at it every day for over a week now and will continue to make it rain until the skies say otherwise. 

The trusty water reel
Bringing cabbage in from the field!

This week the share will include:

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Bok choi
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Collards
  • Delicata squash
  • Fennel
  • Head lettuce
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Yellow Onions
  • Pick your Own: beans, herbs, hot peppers, and sunflowers

Winter Share Update:
The Winter Share registration is not yet open; we will be in touch soon with information about registration and pickup dates!

Appleton Share Room Hours
Tuesday: 2pm-7pm
Thursday: 11am-5pm
Friday: 11am-5pm

Additionally, the Pick-Your-Own field is open on Saturday from 8am-12noon. Don’t forget your canvas CSA bag for the share room and a pair of scissors for the PYO!  

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