Lettuce Turnip The Beet 12/13/21

The growing season may be coming to a close, but we’ve been staying busy over at the George Jones Memorial Farm. Student workers and volunteers have been steadily coming out to help tend the beautiful flush of turnips growing in one of our high tunnels, which you will find in your final City Fresh share of the season. Everyone involved was able to see the entire growing process, from our direct sowing of the seeds in early October to their current full maturity, and we can’t wait to hear what you all think of them! On top of that, we’ve also started ~600 kale plants that we’ll be attempting to grow with both creative and innovative techniques through the winter. But veggies haven’t been our only focus. We recently converted one of our high tunnels into a carpentry workshop where Oberlin College senior, Tim Husemoller, and I will be building multiple raised beds to adapt to some of the growing spaces around the farm. If you missed your chance to purchase a raised bed from us last year, fret not! You can reach out any time during the off-season to place a custom order. They will be available for pickup at next year’s plant sale. Until then – stay safe, stay healthy, stay fresh!

-Pete Morris, Farm Manager