September is a bountiful month on this farm. Summer crops like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, zukes and cukes are still producing fairly well. Our fall and winter crops like napa, bok choy, leeks, purple top turnips, broccoli raab, radicchio, are sizing up and some are being harvested. It’s lovely to be surrounded by veggies!

We’ve planted the last of our vegetable crops. I suppose we might try direct seeding a few more beds – can’t really have too much spinach, hakurei turnips or arugula. We’re still harvesting almost a half ton of tomatoes every week and (knock on wood) we hope to have tomatoes in the CSA share through the end of September. The eggplant that failed this spring hasn’t been missed, in large part because of generous veg swaps with the Newton Community Farm and Natick Community Organic Farm. Natick got cucumbers and tomatoes in exchange for some of their lovely eggplant. The Rosa Bianca eggplant we got from Greg at the Newton Farm was almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.

Here are some nice farm photos that Kathy Martin took last week. (Thanks Kathy!)

winter greens between tomato beds

rows of winter veggies

radicchio, variety fiero radicchio, variety Pan di Zucchero