Dear Friends of Upinngil,
Well we’ve had a very full few weeks with wedding day preparations, the wedding day itself, and a push to finish the greenhouse. A very exciting time around Upinngil. A huge thank you to all the Upinngil patrons and the wider Gill community who helped with the preparations and joined us to celebrate that good hard work that is required of love, family (community) and the land.
Upinngil CSA shares for the 2013 growing season are now available. Details and the sign-up form are on our website. We have 50 shares available.
Great video about raw milk done by a Hampshire College student. Clifford is one of it’s “characters”. Very funny!
The farm is busy sorting a bumper crop of Fall 2012 potatoes.
These will keep until April in a good cold cellar (40-50F). We use only certified organic fertilizer and one organic insecticide to control the colorado potato beetle.
Nicolas have a smooth skin and a buttery flesh. A real favorite in the farm kitchen.
Red Golds have red skin with gold flesh. They are great roasted. No need to peel.
Chieftains are low starch, and therefore the best ones for boiling or potato salad.
Russets are the classic scrumptious, high starch baking potato.
Adirondack Blues are a medium starch potato with an amazing color.
Keukas are a classic golden mashing potato.
Many of our favorite potato recipes (including Leek and Potato Soup) come from the incredible Victory Garden Cookbook. Highly recommended!
See our photostream for more pictures.
Pick-your-own strawberry season has started. We’re hoping for more sunshine. This weekend should be busy.