You never know what to expect this time of year – depending on the time of day it can feel like August, October, or worse. That pair of 80 degree days jump-started the tomatoes, watermelon and green beans so they are back on the list. Yes, green beans! I seeded a way-too-late planting of beans hoping (but never expecting) they’d actually produce. We may even get more than one picking out of them before the frost gets them. I scoped out a couple farmers markets today and was surprised to see other farmers had beans for sale. It made me wonder if there are others out there as crazy as I am or if them beans been sitting for a while. A simple trick to test freshness – just-picked beans like you get at Potter Hill have a natural fuzz on them – put them on your shirt and they will stick like Velcro. Unsurprisingly their beans didn’t pass the test.
Three newcomers, pea tendrils, acorn squash, and purple top turnips, join the list, which stands at 24 different items this week. Not too shabby for getting toward the middle of October!
With this fall abundance, I couldn’t justify taking a Monday off, but I am moving the hours up so that anyone still in town can stock up for a BBQ or other delicious feast. Pickup hours are 12-2pm this week. If you can’t make those hours and can’t wait to get your veggies at the last Grafton market on Wednesday, I will happily pack up your order and leave it in the fridge at the farm for you. Just be sure to let me know in the notes or an email.
No extras this week:
-The cheese-makers are taking a break from winning awards to produce their biggest and best yet – their new little human is due very soon.
-You can get Sarah’s chocolates on Wednesday at the market
Put your orders in online before 7am Monday morning. We’ll pick all orders fresh Monday morning and have it available for you to pick-up from 12-2pm Monday afternoon right on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Take advantage of this short window of time when the best produce around is grown in Grafton’s backyard!