Group B this week!
Hey there friends and happy Labor Day! We celebrated here on the farm by taking part in what the holiday is all about…laboring 😉
This week is a lot of the same but with the return of a few old friends (radishes and salad mix!) and maybe even a little taste of fall….
- Salad Mix
- Summer Squash
- Tomatoes still going strong
- Delicata squash (maybe!)
Today started off dreary – all of us a bit tired and sluggish and the weather not helping out at all. We took advantage of the gentle rain to do some transplanting and all got a bit soggy. But we’re happy to have a chunk of this weeks work under our belts already! We wrapped up the afternoon trimming and sorting our fully cured onions and took care of our last green house work of the year! WOW – that feels crazy and sad but also exciting and awesome!
This week’s plan includes staring to bring in our winter squash and figuring out our plans for digging up potatoes. This means a large chunk of the food that will be feeding you all as the temps start to cool will be out of the ground and ready to eat. It’s up to us to make some thoughtful estimations on the pace at which to distribute everything so that there’s a nice steady stream of nourishment coming your way right up until we part ways for the winter (sad to think about – gotta move on quickly!)
Continue enjoying the tomatoes as we are starting to see the signs of slowing down – likely due to the shortening days and cooling temps! We shared some with the piggos today and they were overjoyed to have such a delectable treat! We are consuming fresh salsa at an impressive rate in our household – if you’ve got any fancy twists on the traditional toms/onion/lime/cilantro/jalap recipe send em our way!
Lastly – I’m working on an invite for a member’s snacky potluck happy hour – tentative save the date is Oct 8th & 9th during pick-up. Just gotta confirm with Jay and Polly 🙂
Sending support as the 4 day weekend wraps up – we’re here to give you some nourishment to get past those blues. See you soon!
Thanks for being here!
PS – note to those who have ordered Four Winds turkeys for Thanksgiving. They are not raising turkey’s this year – I do recommend checking in the Old Ford Farm to sign up for one of their amazing birds!