Hope y’all had a nice Thanksgiving. Like many of you I’m sure, we had a pretty quiet but delicious meal. Although she was just cooking for me and the girls, my mother-in-law went all out with a 17 pound turkey and the full lineup of fixings. Needless to say, we were all quite full and still have plenty of turkey in the freezer.
Hopefully some Potter Hill veggies graced your table too! I’m glad we made it all the way to Thanksgiving (and then some?) this year. That Halloween snowstorm and deep freeze put a damper on the Thanksgiving bounty we usually have available, but we’ve made the most of the kinder weather since. The variety may be a bit heavier on the less familiar items, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as it’s introduced many of you to things like fall/winter’s pineapple: celeriac (looks not flavor, though it’s quite delicious too). We have a lot of it out in the field still, and it’s unclear how much longer we can keep it out there, so it’s time to getting eatin’. Celeriac mashed potatoes, celeriac latkes, celeriac gratin, in soups, or just roasted on its own or with other roots – it’s all good!
We seem to be on an advantageous weather pattern of warm (relative) harvest days (Monday and Saturday) and a deep chill during the week. Another Monday in the 50s this week, so we’re taking advantage! I decided it’s time to start picking our final planting of carrots. They had a rough go, but they’ve finally sized up just enough to harvest them for baby carrots and they are sweet! Very limited thanks to a deluge that washed most of the seed away in August. And the weeds. And the deer. And the Halloween snow storm. Maybe “rough go” was an understatement.
The lettuce from the tunnel looks fantastic, the kale is gorgeous (and VERY abundant so stock up!), and the swiss chard is the sweetest it’ll be all season. Make room in the fridge – you don’t want to miss one of the last weeks of fresh eating!
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.