Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Our Farm Stand is Open! - Oct 3, 2012

First things first - the produce stand is open ... all produce, except the U-pick apples ($2.00 lb.) is priced today at 50 cents a pound.  Pretty much all of it was harvested today and as we sell out of product, we will restock from the garden.  (As you know, once produce is harvested, it tends to loose it's nutrients and flavor.)  So, we have lots of variety and not a lot of volume, as it will be harvest as we sell.   

Here's what we have to offer today, and generally this should be what we finish out the month with:

Squashes - Acorn, spaghetti, zucchini, scallopini, butterCUP, carrots, green cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes.  If you let me know you are coming or call when you get here, I'll pick you some fresh chard and/or kale.  Also, we have u-pick apples.

As promised, here is a picture of seven of the Red Core Chantenay carrots (supposed to be short) that were part of the "4,000 seeds packet."   The biggest one on the left weighed in at a pound and a half!   Even though they are bigger around than what you would buy in the store, they still have great flavor!  And, yes, they taste gggggggreat!)

 
 
And, OMG!  OMG!  We got bit by our first frost last night!  Once again didn't see THAT one coming!  Yesterday morning I was wandering around in the garden and admiring how beautiful the squash plants looked!  All the while thinking ... man, we're going to have a lot of squash!  
 
They weren't planted until July 7, so we didn't get our full season from them.  Who knew the opportunity to get tired of the squash was not meant to be.  Oh, well ... there's always next year! (Favorite saying ... also saying it about potatoes, corn, tomatoes {that were planted in the main garden}, peppers, egg plants, cucumbers.)  Oh, and lest I sound too "whiny," we did harvest over 4500 lbs of produce out of our gardens ... how awesome is that? 

I do think I figured something out about the tomatoes ... stay posted.  Make it a great day and come visit our produce stand before the end of October.  There's good deals!

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