Friday, October 02, 2009

Herb Shares for 2009 members

This past week seemed to fly by - the weather was still warm during the daytimes, but getting cool at night with risk of first frost in our area. Many of the farms outside the city have already had first frost, but we've been more sheltered here. However, we did decide to harvest all the last tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, as well as cover our greens, chard, zucchini and basil in hopes of keeping them going for a few more weeks if possible. Also gathering seeds, cutting last herbs to dry, and preparing more cold frames.

The herb shares for this season were also completed, and members came to pick them up this past weekend. Herb shares work like a vegetable CSA, in that members pre-pay at the start of the season and that allows me to know how many herbs to plant and harvest, and how many products to prepare. For this season they included salves, teas, tinctures, soap, cough syrup, migraine oil - and for next season I hope to also offer fresh and dried herb bunches (medicinal and culinary).

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