26th Share: The Final Share of the Season!
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2010 Summary and Survey

It’s that time of the year again, when the smell of our fall survey mingles with that of the crisp autumn leaves. We ask that our members take a few minutes to complete our annual survey. It helps us find out what you liked and didn’t like about the season and the share.  Read on for our own perspective of 2010. 

We had a great season here at Clagett Farm – the spring and summer shares in particular were heavy and delicious. We all enjoyed the heavy harvests of greens and roots in the spring. Some crops that did very well for us this year that haven’t fared so well in the past included eggplant, melons, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. The two techniques we emphasized more this year than before were increased use of reusable landscape fabric to keep weeds down and more electric fencing around fields to keep deer out.

We did have a few disappointments, though: pest pressure and disease kept many of our tomato varieties from producing as long and as heavy as we had hoped, and a drought in August did a number on our fall greens. Carrots and spinach made brief appearances, but neither in the quantity that we had hoped. Both are a little finicky about germinating, and both are sensitive to heat and weed pressure.

 A couple new crops were planted this year: dry beans were one, which we found to be tasty but labor-intensive to thresh and clean. We were more excited about our onions: we tried several different ways of growing them and they all worked fabulously.

 If you need a refresher of what filled your share bags from May through November, what follows are summaries of this season’s shares. If you’d like to read a more thorough account of the season, click on this link: Download 2010 Clagett Farm In depth summary.

Average early spring share: 6.8 pounds

  • 1 bulb onion or 1 bunch of scallions
  • ½ pound garlic scapes
  • ½ pound carrots
  • ½ pound combined of greens: lettuce, spicy salad mix, bok choi
  • 1 pound Swiss chard
  • 3 pounds combined of radishes, turnips, kohlrabi, and kale
  • Choice of a pint of strawberries or shiitake mushrooms; or ½ pound of rhubarb, peas, or broccoli

Average late spring share: 6.4 pounds

  • ½ pound scallions
  • 1 head of garlic
  • ½ pound bulb onions
  • 1 pound Swiss chard
  • 3 pounds cabbage, kale, or kohlrabi
  • ¼ pound lettuce, peas, or carrots
  • 1 pound summer squash

Average summer share: 13.9 pounds

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 pound beans
  • 2 pounds of sweet corn
  • 1.5 pounds okra, cucumbers, sweet peppers
  • 4 pounds eggplant and summer squash
  • 1 melon, cantaloupe or watermelon
  • 2 pounds tomatoes

Average late summer share: 8.5 pounds

  • 1 head of garlic
  • ¾ sweet peppers, okra, beans
  • 2 pounds squash or eggplant
  • 1.5 tomatoes, okra, sweet peppers, cucumbers
  • 2 pounds of potatoes
  • 2 pounds summer squash
  • 1 winter squash: acorn, butternut, jack-o-lantern, pumpkin

Average fall share: 5.75 pounds

  • 1 head of garlic
  • Choice of 1 pint of shiitake mushrooms, 1 cup of dry beans, or ½ pound okra, peppers, or green tomatoes
  • 1 pound turnips or radishes
  • ¼ pound of spinach, lettuce, spicy salad mix, or arugula
  • 1 pound cabbage, kale, broccoli raab, chard, sweet potato greens, or other cooking greens
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
Thank you, everyone, for your generosity in spirit, deed and words.  You are a terrific community, and we're proud to be a part of it. 
 Written by Anna Johnson


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Farmer Carrie

@Mroberts: It's a re-usable black woven fabric called "ground cover" or "weed barrier", depending on who you buy it from. We only use it in a few of our fields. We buy it in 300' rolls, either 3' or 6 feet wide.


Looking over the contents of all those bags of vegitables makes me hungry. What type of fabric did you use to keep the weeds down? Was it a mesh type fabric. Weeds always seem to be problematic.

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