Harvest Totals October 2013

A large portion of the eggs laid in October - a far cry from the quantity we got in September (only 37, as opposed to September's 136)!  Diminishing daylight, plus the fall molt, really does a number on our girls' egg production.

A large portion of the eggs laid in October – a far cry from the quantity we got in September (only 37, as opposed to September’s 136)! Diminishing daylight, plus the fall molt, really does a number on our girls’ egg production.

Here are the harvest totals for October, with approximate market value (using retail pricing from our local grocery store and the farmer’s market, with guesstimate pricing on items I haven’t seen for sale).  Pricing reflects produce comparable to what we’re growing: high-quality, in-season, organic fruits and veggies, and eggs from happy chickens fed an organic, GMO-free diet.  I try my best to remember to weigh everything I bring into the house, but these weights do not include the food that we graze on outside!  (Weights for fruits, especially, are much lower than the actual production of the plants, since the toddler and I both consume vast quantities of fruit while working/playing outside.  For example, we have 10 blueberry plants, but have not brought a single blueberry into the house!)

A few of these items (blackberries, for example) were not grown on the farm, but were gleaned from the wild/roadside/parks, or from the trees of people in the neighborhood who couldn’t use all of their fruit.

If you don’t care to look at the chart, there is a summary and total dollar value at the end.

Item October Total 2013 Total market value
apple 95.18lb $284.59
artichoke 3.87 lb $15.44
arugula 0.84 lb 3.08 lb $15.39
basil 0.05 lb 1.58 lb $9.51
beets + greens 13.57 lb $27.00
bell pepper 0.81 lb $3.23
bergamot orange 0.21 lb $0.42
blackberry 4.47 lb $40.25
bok choy 2.24 lb $5.59
cabbage 5.28 lb $10.51
carrot 0.25 lb 4.51 lb $6.76
chard 0.80 lb $4.02
chive blossoms 0.05 lb $0.18
chives 0.03 lb 0.25 lb $0.85
cilantro 0.24 lb $1.92
coriander seed (dry weight) 0.17 lb $1.59
cress 0.85 lb $4.25
cucumber 5.95 lb 44.35 lb $88.69
dry beans 0.58 lb 5.02 lb $20.06
eggplant 4.41 lb $8.82
elderberry 1.54 lb $13.87
gooseberry 0.91 lb $8.18
green bean 1.13 lb 14.76 lb $44.29
green onions 0.12 lb 1.41 lb $5.57
habanero 0.50 lb 0.95 lb $8.51
hops (dry weight) 0.15 lb $7.20
hot peppers (misc) 2.14 lb 8.83 lb $35.22
jalapeño 3.84 lb 14.28 lb $99.78
kale 2.75 lb $5.47
kohlrabi 5.45 lb $27.25
leeks 19.15 lb $38.11
lemongrass 0.03 lb $0.06
lettuce 4.49 lb $22.47
lime leaf 0.003 lb $0.01
melon 2.66 lb 3.01 lb $6.03
Meyer lemon 1.45 lb $2.90
miner’s lettuce 0.39 lb $1.97
mint 0.47 lb $1.61
mulberry 2.01 lb $18.06
nectarine 1.61 lb $4.84
onion 20.88lb $41.55
oregano 0.23 lb $0.78
padrón peppers 0.56 lb 4.88 lb $34.08
parsley 0.056 lb 0.09 lb $0.70
pears 15.73lb $39.18
plums 60.83lb $182.50
pluots 6.73 lb $20.20
pomegranate 2.30 lb 2.30 lb $11.45
poppy seeds (dry weight) 0.32 lb $3.83
potato 2.03 lb $4.06
purslane 0.88 lb $4.38
radish pods 1.09 lb $2.72
radishes + greens 5.12 lb $12.75
raspberry 0.18 lb $1.58
rosemary 0.03 lb 0.12 lb $0.42
sage 0.01 lb $0.04
salsify 0.91 lb 0.96 lb $1.91
shelling pea 5.08 lb $20.31
snow pea 2.39 lb $9.56
sweet pepper (misc) 6.66 lb 22.62 lb $113.12
tarragon 0.006 lb 0.17 lb $0.58
thyme 0.05 lb $0.17
tomatillo 1.49 lb 15.47 lb $46.40
tomato 21.68lb 62.56 lb $187.69
turnips + greens 4.87 lb $24.35
eggs 37 ea 813 ea $338.75
honey 33.64lb $300.30
beeswax 0.003lb 1.52 lb $20.73

Summary

Total weight of produce harvested to date:  510.14 lb

Total eggs harvested to date:  813 ( 67.75 dozen!)

Total honey harvested to date: 33.64 lb

Total beeswax harvested to date: 1.52 lb

Approximate total dollar value of harvest to date: $2324.52

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