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Staying Alive

We’ve had a couple frosts up here on the hill, and yet none in sight over the next 10 days. Sure all that could change on the whims of a weatherman, but the crazy thing is the tomatoes are still alive. And eggplant, and peppers. Summer is hanging on like a hair in a biscuit!

It’s really, really hard to complain about 70s and sun all day every day, but I’m going to go ahead and try. How about some rain?! We’ve actually returned to drought status, which is highly unusual for this time of year. My weather app has been continually warning me of elevated fire risks – doesn’t it know it’s October? Late October even. I’ve been delaying putting down cover crop seed to prepare the garden for next year because it’s a dustbowl, but it’s now or never time according to a wise old man I consult with often up in NH.

What’s Great This Week
-If you thought the kale has been good this season (it has!), it’s going to be even sweeter with the recent frosts. The same will be true for our mustard greens, spinach, and incredible rainbow carrots!
-Eggs – The ladies have had a daily buffet of surplus greens lately. Kale, swiss chard, lettuce…they’ve been eating like the princesses they are. You are what you eat, and what you eat eats too!
-Fried Green Tomatoes – There’s always a narrow window of time you can get this fall treat and now is that time. I made the tough decision to take out a couple rows of tomatoes before the cold did so. We treasure these tomatoes so much that it’s the first time we’ve prematurely ended their season, but there’s been so much disease on them that they stopped being productive. So when life gives you lemons, make fried green tomatoes!

Pickup Procedures:
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday. We’ll pick it fresh Monday morning and 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.

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