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Proper New Englanders

Brrr was it cold the other day! And colder yet to come next week. The veggies left standing are the plant-world equivalent to true New Englanders. That 22 degree night put an end to all the pretenders, so we’re left with mainly roots and some fresh greens sprinkled in here and there. The covered swiss chard and lettuce look great, and then there’s the spinach. I went out one cold night and realized I forgot to re-cover it! It was frozen solid but I decided to cover it anyway. The next day…100% fine and delicious. A true New Englander, that spinach.

On the other hand, a proper New Englander I am not (yet). I did wear shorts one day last week, so I’m getting there but I understand you don’t earn the title of New Englander until at least a decade here. I’m still a year out from that honorable distinction. Fortunately, we stayed on top of the fall clean-up so that I can now choose which days I want to work. The great news is that the next two Mondays look like my type of weather, and we still have a ton of great stuff left – expect to be able to get your goodies for at least two more pickups. And then there’s the tunnel, which looks fantastic though still a bit behind. I’m trying to resist the urge to start harvesting from it in order to maximize its bounty. I got my eye on some Christmas greens to cheer up your holiday plates! Expect next week to get your hands on the first of the tunnel lettuce pictured above.

I’m keeping the same earlier hours as last week (3-6pm) for Veterans Day. This is week 1 with a shortened list, but lots of veggies to choose from. Get ’em while they last!

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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