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Anxious

There is much in the world worthy of causing anxiety right now. This recent spate of gorgeous weather shouldn’t be anxiety-inducing, and yet every 70 degree late October day that slips by somehow makes me fret.

Change is coming, I can feel it in the air. No, I’m not optimistically talking about political change…I literally felt winter’s chill in the air tonight while walking the dog. There is so much to do to prep the farm for winter, and yet so much still that we’re harvesting. It’s an endless sprint that will all of a sudden peter out into a winter by the fire with my feet up (ha!)

We took full advantage of this weather to get a million things done. And yet it seems somehow like we hardly made a dent in the winter checklist – there are still potatoes to dig, tomato stakes to pull, cover crop to sow, hoses to store, beds to clean up, and so much more. All while trying to keep up with fall’s bounty. And what else am I forgetting that my frozen hands will be fumbling with just before dark in a biting Potter Hill winter wind?

Although their end is nigh, the flavor of summer can still be enjoyed by our tomatoes of every shape, size, and color. Plus loads of fall flavors too – not to make you anxious too, but get some before it’s too late!

Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures: Put your veggie orders in online before 8pm Sunday. The website is a little buggy so if you don’t see a wide variety of items or you see items out of stock, try refreshing your browser. Also confirm on checkout that you have the correct number of each item in your cart. The two pickup windows are working well so far, so we’ll keep it going, but I’ll add at least a half hour (more if orders come in strong, so don’t be shy) to accommodate stocking up for your Thanksgiving meals. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 12:30-2pm and 4-5pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the beat up tan and red barn at the crest of the hill.

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