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Last Gasp

Shh….quiet. Did you here that? I did, though I didn’t just hear it – I’ve been harvesting its bounty all week: summer’s last gasp! And very generous indeed this year. What a different feeling going into October this year than last. I was 100% defeated last year due to the constant onslaught of heat and rain. This fall’s been a constant onslaught of beautiful mild sunny days, capped off finally by perfect rain last week, and more predicted ahead. The garden is loaded and I’m so excited to share the abundance with you over the next few weeks.

Brrrrr! It was cold yesterday morning. My weather app said 30 when I woke up, then dropped to 29 by 7am. Saturday CSA harvest was far from a walk in the park, but we got through it, mitts intact. I expected to see more damage out in the field but all I found was some blackened basil – and not even all of the plants, so it might yet bounce back. It’s still on the list but don’t hold it against me if you show up and I don’t have it. It is October after all!

What else is on the list this week? Everything! What’s best? Everything! Special bonus to anyone who gets at least one of all 30 different veggies on the list. Get it (all) while the getting’s good!

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.

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