More than 60 shareholders enjoyed a season's worth of produce at the Boulder Knoll Community Farm this summer. Beginning in early June, shares of the bi-weekly harvest were distributed on Saturdays with the last produce share scheduled for mid-October.
While the calendar shows the season is winding down, members have noticed lately that their weekly share has increased as produce continues to ripen with the warm temperatures in September.
Here's what members received in their Sept. 29 share:
Apples, lettuce, radishes, peppers (sweet and hot), kale, tomatoes, leeks, carnival and butternut squash, broccoli rabe, tatsoi, dill, sage, eggplant, green beans.
Farmer Brenda Caldwell reports shareholders have volunteered more than 1,000 of farm work this season. The work has included weeding, fence mending and building, greenhouse construction, harvesting, and distribution support.
The community farm has become so popular, according to the farm's website, that share's for 2012 sold out in less than four weeks. For the 2013 season, those who join the Friends of Boulder Knoll will be able to sign up in early February, before the general public.
To round out the 2012 season, here are the remaining events at the farm. They are free but reservations are required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
- Hypertufa (artifical stone) Planters, today, Sept. 20 at 11am. Learn how to make these planters which are great for succulents and outdoor gardens.
- Annual meeting and potluck dinner. Friday, Oct. 5 at 6:00pm. Email us at email@example.com to RSVP
- Starting an organic garden. Sun, October 14, 12pm – 2pm. Hands on lesson about the easiest ways to start a garden. Farmer Brenda will lead a group in a homeowner's backyard to show the process of laying out a garden, soil testing, soil amendments, sheet mulch and compost. Bring your questions and a pair of garden gloves.
- An Evening with the Stars. Friday, October 19, 7:00pm. Star, moon and planet gazing through homemade telescopes with Bobcat Carruthers who will hold evening of stargazing on the farm.
- Ornamental Gourds, Sun., Oct 21, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Learn how to grow colorful gourds, perserve them and use them in a floral arrangement .
Presented by Trout Lily Farm owner, Michael Russo.