Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Last week of September

Happy last week of September. The weather is beautiful and we have nice fresh baby carrots, beets, lettuce, and more radishes this week. We're also seeing growth on the peas and chard and hope they hang on for a while - we've been fortunate and have so far avoided a frost. We've got a few more good weeks left in us, so keep watching for new crops!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall is here!

Hello again! Well, Fall is officially upon us. The tomatoes and cucumbers are done, but we are entering the wonderful world of winter squash. In addition to that we have some other great cool weather crops: lettuce, chard, kohlrabi, beets. Its time to start thinking about nice warm stews and soups and snuggling up with your favorite pumpkin. Weather like this makes me want to bake, and soon we'll be sharing some delicious sweet recipes to help put that squash to good use. So snuggle up, and enjoy the rest of our harvest!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

September Week 2

Yes, we're still here. We were up in Wisconsin last weekend enjoying the beautiful weather (and some local apples) and let the rest and relaxation overtake us for a bit.
It's September now, and while not officially fall, everything is starting to look fall-like. The garden is changing. Some of the plants are drying out and slowing down their production (tomatoes, we will miss you!!), while others are just beginning to enter the world of ripeness (Butternut Squash, we have delicious plans for you). We still have lots of vegetables - new radishes, carrots, lettuce, spinach, beets, chard, and kohlrabi are growing as I type - but things are changing, almost as if the garden knew the calendar had changed to September. We're excited about the new phase of growth and ready to share the harvest.

On another note, its apple time, and we're looking at local (and when we say local, we mean very local) orchards for apple prices. So start thinking about fresh, straight from the orchard apples, and all the pies, jellies, and sauces you can make with them. We'll keep you posted.
- Marcy