I was feeling pretty down about the season on Tuesday night as I was sitting down to make the harvest list for the Grafton Farmers Market on Wednesday. And then I actually made the list and realized it is indeed the season of abundance…just not the abundance of mid-September I’m used to (ie bucket loads of tomatoes). The tomatoes may be circling the drain but our greens and roots game is out of control…and that spicy mix! I happen to be on the farmers market committee and we were making a BIG push for a BIG day since the weather finally looked clear. Kids activities, yoga on the common, and a food truck! I decided to go crazy hoping for a killer turnout and brought bucket loads of veggies
Unfortunately Grafton was out to lunch or something because no one turniped. Literally I didn’t sell one bunch of gorgeous salad turnips! And I ended up with more than half of my spicy mix bags – do you know how much work it is to triple wash, dry, and bag that deliciousness? Fortunately, there is a new restaurant in town that took most of my leftovers. Have you been to Reunion yet? The chef told me they’ve been overrun every night going on a month now and they haven’t even advertised they’re open yet because their kitchen is still at half capacity. And I was able to sell the rest of my leftovers to my awesome neighbors and a few friends.
The Grafton market had been pretty solid up until Wednesday, but it sure let me down on our biggest day of the season. Moral of the story: it made me realize how amazing you all are that I know you will show up whether the weather is awful or mild like it’s going to be on Monday. Your support is highly appreciated.
Veggie Ordering and Pickup Procedures:
Put your veggie orders in online before 6am Monday. We’ll have your order available for you to pick-up from 4-7pm 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.