Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall is on the way, but the food is still growing

September is flying by and October will be here before you know it. Laura

Laura and little one
tells me that there is a lull in the crops at the moment. Carrots and squash will be returning. While we wait for those things to mature, we can still gorge on tomatoes and watermelons!

Here are the items available when I was there on Thursday:

  • Peppers -- red, yellow, cayenne, and jalapeno
  • Tomatoes -- mountain fresh, goldie boy, and seconds
  • Eggplant -- Italian and Japanese
  • Arugula, Asian salad green mix, parsley
  • Leeks, Scallions, Onions, Garlic
  • Potatoes -- red and carola
  • Summer spinach
  • Squash -- summer and spaghetti
  • Green beans
  • Beets
  • Watermelon
Look at how big these eggplants are -- the fat one is the Italian type and the long skinny one is the Japanese type.
Italian and Japanese eggplant
And if you are a fan of the tomato as I am, you must be enjoying the bountiful, tasty tomatoes. Here's how many Goldie Boy tomatoes I got with my share.
Goldie Boy tomatoes
Don't forget that you can also have your fill of tomato seconds -- these are especially great if you like to make sauce, soup, or otherwise cook with tomatoes.

I admit that I'm not a big fan of bell peppers, but these are beautiful peppers and I'm sure someone reading here adores them.
red and yellow peppers


Believe it or not, the turkeys have been getting fit and ready. It's not too early to start your Thanksgiving meal planning. You can order your Old Ford Farm turkey through Laura at the farm stand counter. The pasture-raised turkeys are given non-GMO grain and never given hormones or antibiotics of any kind. The price is $6/lb. You tell Laura your size preference and Old Ford Farm pairs you up with a bird. The pickup will be Tues Nov 25th.


The flower garden is still very lively. Robin planted the sunflowers in stages so even though one row is peaking out, the next row is just coming into it's peak.
Picking flowers is free for members. If you're not a member, you can clip your own bouquet for $7. Clippers are in the bucket at the end of the rows and you can pay at the farm stand or by honor system in the bucket.

There are lots of these Black-Eyed Susan flowers.
Black-eyed Susans
The darker colored ones are my favorite. I'm not sure if they are a different variety of Black-Eyed Susan or something else. If you know, please tell me in the comments below.

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Enjoy the farm!

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