September 2012

blackberry drawing

Its blackberry time…

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… and time for our annual trip to the beach to gather seaweed from the shore for making a compost tea.

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Seaweeds are rich in nutrients that plants (and people) benefit from hugely.

seaweed sunset

Luckily, we are surrounded by the Puget Sound and her abundant offerings.

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Abundant offerings in the garden too… its been a great year for our crops.

tomatoes in field

The long summer has been wonderful for the tomatoes.

tomato on vine

Beaverlodge Slicers, Black Prince, Brandywines, Persimmons.

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Beans and leeks.

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Fall Brassicas.

garden view

Over wintering carrots and lemon balm.

farmers market

A bountiful harvest at San Juan Island Farmers Market.

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Other buyers this season include San Juan Island Food Coop, Duck Soup Inn, Pablitos, Deb Nolan Catering, The Coho and Cafe Demeter. Thank you for your support!

kirsten and amy

Another huge thank you goes to our intern Kirsten, who leaves us at the end of September.

kirsten blackberries

She worked hard all season on scything, bed prep, planting, weeding and harvesting both cultivated and wild seasonal treasures…

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May your future be fruitful and bright!

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