Can you believe it’s mid-December already? I feel like we just got back from Thanksgiving and already we’re gearing up to head home again for Christmas. Tomorrow will be the last Monday pickup of 2019, and with the wild weather lately, who knows what will be here (or not) when we get back. In the same week I harvested in my shorts in the 50s (twice), it also hit 4 degrees. The only consistentcy has been the moisture. When it’s warm, it pours. When it’s cold, it blizzards. Sometimes it does both…like on Monday when the 1″ of rain quickly melted the foot+ of snow. Needless to say, the fields are sloppy.
Normally I wouldn’t even consider going into the fields to harvest when they’re like that but I had the genius idea of chipping all the paths this year. I didn’t sink a bit in the chips, but step off the path and you’re down a foot and a half in the mud! I came out of the field on Tuesday patting myself on the back about how smart and hardcore I was harvesting in mid-December. And then the Grafton girls track (cross country?) teams goes by in shorts and tees after running up Slaughter Hill to put me back in my place. Try as I might, I’ll never be a true New Englander.
As of now, there are loads of greens in the tunnel and even some spinach left out in the field. Surely there will be at least tunnel spinach when we return, but why chance the rest when you can eat greens picked fresh in the middle of December! We even currently have 5 different varieties of lettuce – why not try one of each? The greens limits are off on the website as I’d like to clear as much as I can before we go, and I’ve stocked up again on roots from friend Brittany at Upswing Farm. Order away and thank you all for your support this season!
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. Choose your pickup window while checking out online: 1-2pm 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.