Before we dive in too deep, yes there will be an early pickup for Columbus Day from 12-3pm. Different time, same great place. Email me if you can’t make that time frame and I’ll set your order aside for you. If you can’t wait, come on up to Tower Hill’s Fall Fest tomorrow. You can find our veggies on their menu and for sale, along with fall goodies (cider donuts) from other local vendors from 11-3pm.
The LAST Grafton market of the season is next week, which makes this the home stretch. Please come out to support your local farms and vendors – the market hasn’t been particularly well attended this year except a slamming opening day, so we’d love to go out with a bang! It’s bittersweet to see it end – I love the market but I’m REALLY looking forward to a little R&R. And sleep.
Looks like we’ll finally get some rain starting Monday. It’s funny to be typing this after the start we had to the season, but we’ve been desperately dry lately. A month ago we were coming off a fantastic August and the garden was flourishing like I’ve never seen before. Turns out we just swapped months – a very Septembery August transitioned into a very Augustic September, capped by a stretch of 90 degree days. I’ll have to look back, but I’m pretty sure we didn’t get a lick of rain the entire month, which typically isn’t hard to come by in September. Here’s to a normal October!
Despite the thirsty crops, lots of great stuff is still coming in. If you’re around for the long weekend, these are my suggestions to stock up on:
-them green tomatoes. Yes, they’re ripe. And incredible.
–Spicy Salad Mix – My best idea ever. Pair with a pear or apple, red onion, and Couet Farm’s Franciska cheese, which you can get at the market Wednesday.
-We’ve moved onto the next planting of spinach and it’s at its absolute peak right now. But don’t sleep on the chard and kale too!
–Purple fingerling potatoes. Not the knock off purple skinned yellow flesh tots. These taters are purple to the core, and taste as good as they look.
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday. We’ll pick it fresh Monday morning and have your order available for you to pick-up from noon-3pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the big red barn at the crest of the hill.