Thursday, October 16, 2014

Generous Greens

(Hours: Th 8-7, F 9-6, S 9-3)

Hi! We've got rain! Now, of course, it's not exactly the ideal time. Pete tells me that most of the fall crops don't need any more moisture. In the warmth of the summer, when moisture evaporates, crops do need moisture, but the fall crops can get what they need from the air and soil already.

Now don't get me wrong -- we do need the water for other reasons. In terms of ground water and the water table, we are still in low or drought conditions. So the water is a blessing for that purpose.

The other thing you may have noticed at the farm stand are flies. Perhaps it's indelicate to even mention them, but I'm not one to beat around the bush -- there are a lot of flies buzzing around the farm stand. Laura was doing her best to kill some of them today. She has also used some essential oils to repel them. However, the farm animals on the lands nearby, combined with the warm humid weather, has made it a nice day for flies. They will meet their doom soon enough!

Today at the farm stand there many options for greens lovers, such as myself.

Beautiful Tender Greens
Tender Greens

Awesome large red Swiss Chard

Lovely Broccoli Raab
Broccoli Raab
New this week:
  • Tender Greens (a mild mustard-type green that you can cook or even try in a salad)
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Butter Ball Potatoes
  • Acorn Squash
Pretty Acorn Squash
Acorn Squash
Items I saw today:
  • Beets
  • Green Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes -- butter ball & sweet potatoes
  • Greens --Tender Greens, Red Russian Kale, Spinach, Red Chard, Broccoli Raab 
  • Peppers -- Poblano, Red bell, Yellow bell, cayenne, jalapeno
  • Winter Squash -- Acorn squash, Butternut squash, Spaghetti squash
  • Mtn Fresh Tomatoes
  • Japanese Eggplant
  • Asian Salad Mix 
  • Arugula aka 'Rocket'
  • 2nd of various items such as tomatoes and beets (Borscht time anyone?)
There were some Leeks while I was there, then the leeks ran out. But Laura believes that more were on the way -- they are being diligently harvested and they'll be as fresh as fresh can get.

Sign up for 2015 Season

It's that time again -- if you've enjoyed having this super-fresh organic produce each week, if you've enjoyed being part of the farming community, if you've enjoyed picking bouquets of flowers and herbs, sign up for next year! You'll be so glad you did. If you have a friend you think would enjoy the farm, point them in our direction so they can sign up now and become an Early Bird signup.

The sign-up sheets are now available at the farm stand. Or, you can grab one off the main website. If you want to know more about how membership works, you can ask Robin or Laura at the farm stand.

Laura hard at work
Laura hard at work

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