What a surprise it was to stroll through the blueberry field and see the first of the blueberries ripening on the bushes last week. It was definitely a hunt and peck operation. Then, just a couple days later when we were ready to harvest for our CSA members, whole clutches of berries had ripened. Andréa was thrilled to add blueberries to the harvest list at the last minute.
We also had several new CSA members sign up and have now reached our CSA member capacity. We want to keep our membership small in order to maintain a high quality of standard for our weekly boxes. Our CSA is the bread and butter of our farm and we want to give them the best of the best. Perhaps, next year we'll increase our program size but for now we are happy with the members we have.
By this time, most of the fall harvest crops have been transplanted into the fields, the craziness of the tomato jungle has been put to order through careful and methodical pruning, and cover crops have germinated in newly cultivated fields. Next on the list is fixing the irrigation system in the blueberry field. Unfortunately, there are many leaks and cut drip tape that need repair but now that most of the major startup projects are completed it is time to finally tackle this one.