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This page contains news, event information, and other items added by myself, the intrepid farmer-in-process at Old 99. I send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.

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OLd 99 Farm, week of Sept 23 2018

We’re having a mild September, likely to continue well into October. Usual first hard frost over last 20 years is Oct 29th or later. We haven’t harvested the sweet potatoes yet, nor the celeriac. But tomatoes are being picked green to put in the cold cellar so the blight doesn’t get a start. Still have lots of tomatoes in the greenhouse as well as kale, arugula and spinach.

We have fresh beef starting this week: stew, ground, organs, eye of round roast and tenderloin.

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