Notes from the Field

This is it. Week 20 of the CSA. We hope everyone enjoyed their share as much as we did providing it!

Many have been asking what will happen at the farm over the winter.  By now we’ve mowed, mashed up, or pulled out most of the residue from this season’s crops.  Look closely and you’ll see cover crops starting to sprout in the bare fields.  These crops will lock up our nutrients and prevent winter erosion.  We farmers still have some small infrastructure improvements and cleaning to wrap up, including winterizing our pipes and irrigation system.  Once that’s done, we’ll plan for next year and start ordering supplies.  Before we know it, it will be time to start up the greenhouse again in late February, when it will also be time to sign up for a new CSA season!

It’s been a pleasure getting to know our shareholders over the last 20 weeks; we hope to continue getting to know you better in seasons to come!  Thank you for a great season.

– Tim Hines, Lexington Community Farm Manager