Market Days – 10/11 & 10/14

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By now we’ve had our first light frost on the farm. The tomatoes are cleared and on the compost pile, allowing the clover planted between rows to spread over the bare ground as a Fall cover crop. There are now more peas, oats, rye and vetch in the field than fruiting crops! Our focus is moving toward storage crops as the cold weather sets in. Beets and carrots are sizing up and potatoes are curing underground. Onions are drying in the greenhouse, and all 6,000 pounds (!!) of the winter squash harvest is packed away in the basement. This is the time when greens are the sweetest.

In addition to the vegetables for sale this week, we are offering a few other items of interest:
1. Pre-orders for meat chickens are happening now. Only 60 birds left to sell, so come see us with your $10 deposit per bird. As always, these birds are raised outdoors on grass, and fed non-GMO grain.
2. Reserve your spot in our 2015 market-based CSA! We are accepting checks now for next season.
3. Gift certificates to our Sweet Acre stand at farmers markets! Love our veggies? Give a gift of our nutritious, delicious produce to friends and family over the holidays. $50 credit redeemable at our stand all season in 2015.
* See 2nd photo above for image of certificate*

Visit the market stand this week to pick up:
Kale
Chard
Collard Greens
Lettuce
Spinach
Onions
Leeks
Winter Squash
Pumpkins
Carrots
Beets
Potatoes (French Fingerling, Russet, White, & Red)
Eggplant
Sweet Peppers
Jalapeños

Market Day – 9/23

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Happy Autumn! We are certainly enjoying the cool but sunny weather, as well as the full spectrum of veggies still out in the fields. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, right next to potatoes, onions, collard greens and winter squash on the market table. Hope to see you there tomorrow. Eat well.

Kale
Rainbow Chard
Collard Greens
Lettuce Heads
Mustard Greens
Italian Eggplant
Sweet Peppers
Ripe Jalapeños
Onions
Leeks
Scallions
Heirloom, Slicing & Cherry Tomatoes
Carrots
Potatoes
Winter Squash
Pumpkins
Flower Bouquets

S.A.F

Market Day – 9/16

IMG_1594Cool weather rolls in, days shortening, but lots more to harvest. WEFM goes until the end of October, Storrs Farmers Market until Thanksgiving. Make sure you take advantage of this bountiful season while you can.
Today on the stand you will find:
Tomatoes- prudens purple, green zebra, valencia, pink beauty
Cherry Tomatoes
Italian and Japanese Eggplant
Red and Orange sweet peppers
Lettuces
Mustard Salad Mix
Kale
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Pac Choi
Potatoes
Scallion
Fresh red and white onions
Carrots
Beets
French Breakfast Radish
Pumpkins
Winter Squash- spaghetti, delicata, acorn, sunshine, winter sweet, red kuri, buttercup, butternut
Flower Bouquets

Market Day – 9/13

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We have now harvest more Winter Squash than ever before….and we are only half way through!  We’ll be at market this afternoon with Spaghetti squash and pumpkins.  There are 9 more varieties curing in the greenhouse, including Sunshine & Winter Sweet Kabochas, Red Kuri, Acorn & Butternut.  September is such an impressive overlap of summer and winter crops on the farm and at the market. Come take home some of the abundance!

Tomatoes: Cherry, Heirloom & Slicing

Sweet Red and Orange Peppers

Lettuce Mix & Heads

Mustard Greens

Kale

Chard

Spaghetti Squash

Pumpkins: New England Pie, and Winter Luxury

Green and Purple Beans

Onions

Italian and Japanese Eggplant

Potatoes

 

Find us at market

westendTuesdays   |   4 – 7 PM
Clemens Green
Farmington Ave. btw Woodland and Owen
storrsSaturdays   |   3 – 6 PM
Mansfield Town Hall

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