I ❤ this time of year. It seems that our epic monthly rain combined with some weekly watering with the sprinklers is just enough for an epic fall garden. This quintessential fall weather has almost made me forget about the brutal summer. Almost. I tend to not be a grudge holder, mostly for the simple reason that I struggle in the long term memory department. The summer burn has indeed faded, but I’m still working on forgiving and forgetting it.
The most recent storm blew down the fortified cherry tomatoes, again. I considered giving up the cherry tomato ghost, but the forecast looks great, they’re loaded, and the plants are still quite green…so we pounded in some extra double supports and propped them back up. And then proceeded to have another epic cherry tomato harvest and plenty more to come, so I think it was worth the effort.
To be quite honest, everything is pretty prime right now. It’s hard to highlight something at the expense of anything else. That said, we’ve just started picking from a new arugula, radish, and spicy salad mix that is 100% perfect. The massive Gold Medal heirloom tomatoes are ripening like it’s mid-August – I picked 5 off just one plant on Friday! The rainbow carrots are beautiful and massive. The shishito peppers are still going bonkers – they’re the only crop that has thrived no matter the weather this season. And the lettuce! Picture perfect and tastes as good as it looks – order a pound, you won’t regret it. Eggplant has made a comeback, along with the other peppers. The list goes on, but I’ll stop there!
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 we’ll keep it going. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 1230-2pm 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.