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:
Potatoes (French Fingerling, Russet, White, & Red)