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Austin 2016 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 9

Here’s our expected harvest this week: Full Share – 2 Melons, Onions, Cucumbers, Okra, 2 Winter squash, Rosemary, Peppers, Squash, Marigolds, Tomatoes, Eggplant or extra peppers, Sunflower or pea sprouts, Basil Half Share – Melon, Onion, Cucumber, Okra, Winter squash, Rosemary, Peppers, Squash, Basil … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 8

Fall planting continues as we hope for a little rain this week.  We’re grateful for the showers in the area that have reduced the temperatures a little and the clouds that shade the ground and slow the evaporation.  We’ve had … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 6

All the new turkeys made it through the week.  They’re growing and trying to fly.  We’ll move them out to the pasture coop next week.  It’s shaded and offers protection from chicken hawks and owls.   In a few more … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 5

The turkeys arrived safe and sound and are settling in well.  Three of the original 16 have died, which is about the usual attrition rate the first week, unfortunately.  A fourth is growing slowly but is eating OK so hopefully … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer Farm Share/CSA – Week 4

We’re expecting our turkey poults to arrive this week.  They are of various heritage breeds and should be just days old when they arrive – in the mail!  Hopefully we’ll have a photo next week.  After these are a few … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer CSA/Farm Share – Week 3

This week we’re having a “Five Day Farm Feast”.  Our goal is to eat from our farm’s produce, eggs, and meats as much as possible, making everything from scratch for five days.  Breads, sauces, pestos, yogurt, sour cream, cheese – … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer CSA/Farm Share – Week 2

As hoped, we received our beef back from the butcher last week.  So we have plenty of ground beef and bones for broth to share with members.  We have limited amounts available to others.  We’re also hoping to begin raising … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Summer CSA/Farm Share – Week 1

This is the first week of our Summer season and the weather seems to have changed seasons as well – from cool and rainy last week to warm and sunny this week.  Remember we have eggs, ground beef, and flower … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA/Farm Share – Week 10

This is the last week of our Spring season, followed immediately by our 10-week Summer season starting next week.  Several shares remain available for the Summer season if your friends or neighbors are interested. Expected harvest this week: Full Share: Fennel, Blackberries, Peppers, … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA/Farm Share – Week 9

We’re nearing the end of our Spring season with Summer starting in just two weeks!  Cucumbers and squash are ripening now and it won’t be much longer on the tomatoes.  We’re still harvesting cool season crops cabbage, kale, and carrots. … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 8

We’re picking blackberries every evening and hope to have enough for everyone this week, all full and half shares.  Those who came out for our open farm day last week saw the first cucumbers of the season that will be ready for harvest … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 7

Here’s what’s expected in our Spring week 7 shares: (Shares may vary slightly depending on field/garden conditions) Full Share: Carrots (double portion), Swiss chard, Rosemary, Cabbage (double portion), Broccoli or cauliflower, Radishes, Onion, Kale, Mizuna, Turnips, Beet greens, Squash, Amaranth leaves, … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 6

We continue to receive beneficial rains and so far the farm has been spared from severe weather.  A few more calves are expected, the blackberries are beginning to ripen, and our new pigs are settling in well. Here’s what’s expected … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 5

Here’s what’s expected in our Spring week 5 shares: (Shares may vary slightly depending on field/garden conditions) Full Share: Chard (double portion), Lettuce mix, Mizuna, Radishes (double portion), Broccoli or cauliflower (double portion), Onion, Cilantro, Dill, Cabbage, Beet greens (double portion), … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 3

Here’s what’s expected in our Spring week 3 shares: (Shares may vary slightly depending on field/garden conditions) Half share: Lettuce mix, Beet greens, Portuguese Kale, Spinach, Chard, Mizuna, Green onions, Dill, Cilantro Full share: Lettuce mix, Lettuce head, Portuguese Kale, Spinach, Chard, … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 2

Here’s what’s expected in our Spring week 2 shares: (Shares may vary slightly depending on field/garden conditions) Half share:  Kale, Lettuce (double portion), Spinach, Chard, Cilantro, Green onions, Mizuna or sunflower sprouts  Full share: Kale, Lettuce (double portion), Spinach, Beet greens (double … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Spring CSA – Week 1

Work that began last October with the spreading of compost and planting of cover crops has now begun to yield an early spring harvest.  We’re grateful to have our first week’s harvest to share with Blessing Falls CSA members.  We’re … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkey Preparation – Smoke, Roast, Bake

This heritage turkey, hatched and raised on our farm, weighed just over 11 pounds after cleaning.  The turkey was wrapped and chilled in the refrigerator for a day before we started the preparation process.  Many will soak turkey in a … Continue reading

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Austin Fall CSA – Week 12

This is the final week of our CSA program for 2015.  We’ve had continuous harvests and deliveries for 34 straight weeks!  With Austin area nightly temperatures forecast in the low 40’s we know the harvest will slow dramatically.  Most of … Continue reading

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Austin Fall CSA – Week 10

Another 8 inches of rain last weekend has not seriously harmed the garden so far.  And it may spark the summer garden into yielding a few more eggplant and peppers. Here’s the expected harvest this week: Full Share: Squash, Cucumbers, Kale … Continue reading

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