Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Produce is Here

You've probably noticed the trees starting to turn and the weather getting cooler. If you're at the farm, you'll notice that the produce is changing too. Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes and the like are all coming into season. Here's what I saw at the farm stand today:
  • Peppers -- Cayenne, Jalapeno, Red Bell, and Yellow Bell, and seconds
  • Tomatoes -- Goldie Boy, Mtn Fresh, and still plenty of seconds
  • Beets
  • Chinese Eggplant
  • Salads -- Arugula, Asian Salad Mix
  • Green Beans
  • Leeks, Garlic
  • Greens -- Summer Spinach, Red Russian Kale
  • Potatoes -- Carola, Red, Sweet, and some seconds
  • Watermelon (maybe the end?)
  • Squash -- Butternut and Spaghetti
When I'm there looking at all the food, it always looks so alive to me. These pictures don't do justice, but here they are:
red russian kale
Red Russian Kale is back!

chinese eggplant
Chinese Eggplant

butternut squash
Butternut Squash

Sweet Potatoes

This is the first week for sweet potatoes. Here is Laura showing me the latest batch:
You may remember that I posted a photo of the sweet potato plants back on Aug 7th. Here is what they looked like then and then now:
sweet potato plants
Aug 7th -- full of promise!
empty field
Sep 25 -- an empty field!
Those beautiful plants produced an equally beautiful harvest of potatoes. The field looks pretty empty now though. It will get a little break before being put to work for us again.

Vendor Items

Chicken is back! There were plenty of packages of legs, breasts, and wings.

Fresh mushrooms were filling one of the fridges -- oyster & shiitake.

There was a nice supply of various goat milk cheeses and fudge (in which I indulged).  And while I was there, Delaney brought the milk, yogurt, cheese, pickle, and sauerkraut  delivery.

You're sure to find something you'll enjoy.

Laura & Ruby

I got this photo of Laura showing how much she likes the goat milk fudge. Ruby was pretty happy as well, even though she is too young to experience the pleasure of chocolatey fudgey goodness. Ah, the innocence of babes.
Laura and Ruby

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