There’s nothing like a just-picked Potter Hill heirloom tomato! You’ve probably seen round red tomatoes for sale at local farmstands for a while now. Though grown in a pot rather than rich soil, hothouse tomatoes are at least picked ripe, so they wouldn’t survive a fall off a semi on the highway…unlike the “fresh-picked” tomatoes in the grocery store! I will admit I’ve bought a couple hothouse tomatoes for burgers, but summer doesn’t officially start for me until I make my first my tomato basil mozzarella sandwich. I made one for my cousin the other day – “easily one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had”. Our friends at Couet Farm dared me to replace the mozzarella with their Fran de Maquis. Challenge accepted – yum!
On that topic, I can now refer to our ‘friends at Couet’ as our ‘award-winning friends at Couet’. Their Franciszka cheese recently won first place in its category at the American Cheese Society’s 2016 Awards Ceremony. You can now order Franciszka and all their other incredible cheeses for Monday pickups at Potter Hill along with your veggies.
In sadder news, the heat finally caught up with the blueberries and cucumbers. Cucumbers are down for the count, and the blueberries are on vacation for a couple weeks. With the minimal amounts of rain we had, I’ve been busy prepping the garden for fall crops. If we all do a little rain dance, we might be snacking on Potter Hill’s famous frost-sweetened fall carrots after all come November!
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday morning. If you’re too busy to choose, order a garden bag for only $15 by replying to this email or ordering it online. We’ll pick all orders fresh Monday morning and have it available for you to pick-up from 4-7pm 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!