Pumpkins and Butternut Squash
As we head into autumn, and our last couple of weeks of harvest, The butternuts and pumpkins are popping in contrast to the ground ans foliage around them. We have enough to supply our last CSA delivery, and our farm to table dinner. The winter squash will store well for many weeks if you don’t use it right away, so you can actually save it for your Thanksgiving dinner and use it for your favorite home made pie.
Apples and Carrots
We also saved enough apples and will be picking carrots this week for everyone. The carrots are “Purple Haze” really colorful with slightly more vitamin A content than their orange counterparts.
Beets and Turnips
With the anticipated frost this week, the root veggies will become much sweeter, though I can’t promise keeping the greens with them. We’ll get what we can for you.
We have some salad greens (and reds) in the cold frame to pick for everyone, should be a nice salad for your last week of CSA and our dinner.
We will be cleaning out the gardens, but there really isn’t much left for the season. If I come across anything left, I’ll be sure to share it. Our Okra got hit by the first frost, as did the eggplant, and most of the tomatoes. Our peppers were spared, we may send a few along. The Lima beans are good for now, but I’m not so sure they will endure another frost, we’ll see:)
October 14 Farm to Table Dinner
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for next Sunday at 5:00 for our final harvest. We’ll be preparing lots of yummy food for your last distribution, and celebrating the end of the season. We have a great menu to follow in my next post. Look for it today!