It’s hard to believe that September is right around the corner. But as a reminder, it seems that our winter squash are ready to be harvested, the garlic has finished curing in the barn, and the trees around our field are just starting to show a hint of orange. Fall is a welcome season on the farm, signaling a light at the end of this tunnel of overwhelming vegetables and work, and a coming cold Winter to kill back the pests and disease that build up over the hot summer months.
Winter squash won’t be showing up at market quite yet as it needs to cure in the greenhouse for a couple of weeks. But we will be bringing new potatoes to market from now on, in addition to the usual bounty of late Summer.
We hope to see you today at the Storrs Market to buy your vegetables, and help the market celebrate it’s 20th anniversary of bringing fresh, delicious food to the Mansfield community! There will be a watermelon-slicing ceremony complete with a machete and kilts, great music, prepared food vendors, and lots more. We are glad to be part of such a long-standing, vibrant, and dedicated market place in Storrs.
Veggies for this week are:
Tomatoes!!!! Specials – Cherries: 3 pints for $10. All other tomatoes: 10 pounds or more for $2/lb.
New Potatoes (very fine skin, creamy flavor, NOT for storage)
Summer Squash & Zukes
Italian & Japanese Eggplant
Green & Purple String Beans