Our rain gauge measures up to five inches of precipitation, after this point it is safe to assume that the fields are pretty well soaked. By 9am on Thursday morning the rain gauge was overflowing and the deluge showed no signs of abating. The stalwart farmers trudged through boot sucking mud, driving rain and chilling wind to harvest turnips, greens and leeks. Your move US Postal Service.
Fortunately the weather cleared up for Saturday’s event and we had a great evening with lots of fantastic food. I want to thank Steve and Carmen of Organic Rainbow who donated apples for the cider press and provided a fantastic cooking demonstration. Thank you to Susan Wood who really knows how to whip up a party. And of course thank you Alison Hoffman for organizing and planning last night’s event.
We are getting pretty close to full with Thanksgiving share signups. At this point we can no longer accept orders for pie or cranberries; however both will be available in the dairy store for the rest of the holiday season. If you are hoping to purchase a winter vegetable share this year I would recommend getting your order forms in as soon as you can.
What’s in the share: Greens, carrots, leeks, turnips, fennel, celery, beets, cabbage, garlic, winter squash, potatoes
What’s new: Popcorn, butternut