You may have noticed a thin layer of papery litter strewn across the shareroom floor last week; the by-product of separating cloves of garlic for seed. The time of year for garlic planting is upon us. We grow two varieties of garlic. Most of our shareholders are pretty familiar with the strong spicy flavor of our red garlic by now, however we have been holding off on putting our white garlic variety in the share until after planting time. This is because we are doubling the amount of white garlic we grow for next year and we want to make sure we have enough seed. German Extra Hardy garlic isn’t quite as pungent as our red variety but it matures earlier, grows uniformly large and produces four or five extra large (easy to peel!) cloves. Our hope is to have even amounts of red and white garlic next season.
Thanksgiving shares are still available although we cannot take any more pie orders at this time. Pies will be available in the Dairy Store soon for anyone who missed the chance to order through us. Cranberries will continue to be available as long as supplies last. Get your order forms in early to secure your Thanksgiving share!
As the title of this post suggests, the potluck Harvest Dinner will be happening on Saturday of this week. This is our chance to come together as a community and celebrate the bounty of the season. If community building isn’t your thing it is worth showing up just for the food. You are unlikely to find a better spread this season. As an added bonus you can catch my (very brief) toast to the wonderful employees and volunteers who helped to make this season happen. Mark it on your calendars for this Saturday from 4 to 7 in the Carriage Barn. We hope to see you there!
What’s in the share: Greens, collards, carrots, leeks, garlic, winter squash, potatoes, beets, turnips
What’s new: Shunkyo radishes, celery, fennel