This week at the farm – 9/8-9/11

trumpter swans

An image taken in the fall of 2015 with snow geese on the fields.

When the geese fly overhead in large flocks in V formation, it’s a sign familiar to many that fall is rapidly approaching.  And with the large amount of rain we’ve had over the last week, the hot days of summer are already seeming a distant past.

Thankfully, we have lots of late summer/early fall crops that are doing well and ready to share with u-pickers:

  • lettuce
  • mustard greens (spicy additions to your salad)
  • tomatillos
  • hot and sweet peppers (any one for making salsa verde?)
  • peas (back again after giving us such a wonderful crop of sweet peas this spring)
  • turnips (wonderful to ferment or mix with potatoes and garlic)
  • beets (red and yellow)
  • radishes
  • ground cherries (those little surprises that fall to the ground and taste like fruit)
  • summer squash (the end of the crop!)
  • tomatoes (cherries, paste and slicing)
  • eggplant
  • kale
  • swiss chard
  • cucumbers (slicing and pickling)

Coming in a week or so: winter squashes!

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