Peregrine Farm News Vol. 14 #38, 11/30/17

What’s been going on!

 Incredibly beautiful days, one after another and we have been getting quite a bit done, construction projects, repairs, a bit of planting.  Today we slide three of the little tunnels over what will be late winter harvested flowers and greens.  The anemones and ranunculus have been in the ground for a few weeks now and are coming up so they are ready for some protection as the temperature will surely drop.

Always a few more winter preparations to take care of.  Time to drain the irrigation system and other water pipes.  Some vehicle and tractor maintenance.  Transplant greenhouse battening getting ready for the late December seedings that will soon fill it up with spring crops, I know hard to believe we are talking about next spring already.  The seed catalogs are pouring in now and soon the 2018 crop planning sessions will begin.

We hope that you all had great Thanksgiving breaks and meals.  We certainly did.  Jennie drove home to Indiana to be with family and on the way back picked up our new mower for the tractor!  We of course stayed close and had good visits with family here in the area and worked on several projects as the weather was too good not to.  Soon it will be real indoor/woodstove season.

Picture of the Week

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Beautiful lettuces ready to go to market

What’s going to be at the market?

Bear with us during the market Renovations!

Beautiful fall greens. The Salanova mixed lettuces but perfect for salads and Little Gem. Sweet Collards to go with the Lacinato Kale, tender and full of flavor.  A bit more Spinach.  Braising Greens for either a saute or a sharp addition to a salad.  Radicchio and big Escarole in the chicory family.

Fennel makes a return to the mix and Beets are back too!  Sweet and tender Japanese Salad Turnips and the more traditional Purple Top Turnips too.  Red Radishes and sweet Watermelon Radish. Butternut Winter Squash.  Cilantro and Italian Parsley.    Lots or Baby Ginger for deserts and fresh Turmeric too!  Peppers are slowing running out with a little bit of sweets and hots.

As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.  Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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