No, our season isn’t wrapping up – I mean lettuce wraps of course! Parris Island, my favorite fall romaine variety, makes a delicious wrap. Think taco but without the shell. Or try it Asian-style with ground beef, tatsoi, rice, garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
The farmers market season did wrap up on Wednesday, and what an end to the season it was. Half of Grafton came out on a beautiful October afternoon to support our local artists, bakers, crafters and farmers. My truck was stacked precariously high with crate upon crate filled to the brim with veggies…and I returned with two heads of lettuce (dinner!). Thank you to all who made it a fantastic day and season!
I know the end is nigh, but the abundance continues for now. In fact we added a couple items to the list again this week. KALE is FINALLY back on the list. We have three varieties we’re picking right now, all super tender and it’ll just get sweeter with the lovely frosts we’ve been getting. The tomatoes survived the first two, but tonight is supposed to be another long frost. I heard it won’t climb above freezing till 9am. We won’t know the damage till the morning, but don’t fret – we picked tons of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes today and I tucked the oh-so-delicious beans in under their row cover blankets, so there should be enough for all on Monday. Everything else just improves in flavor with a frost!
If you’re new to the list…welcome! Mondays are a great way to fill your craving for organic veggies outside of the markets. Plus I often have extras available – this week Sarah from Anna Banana’s is back with chocolates, and even elderberry juice/syrup.
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday. We’ll pick all orders fresh Monday morning and have it available for you to pick-up from 4-7pm Monday right on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the big red barn on the right at the crest of the hill. Take advantage of this short window of time when the best produce around is grown in Grafton’s backyard!