It’s coming down to the end of the season. Two more weekends left to go, and from what I’m seeing in the long-range forecast, it will be just in time. To be more specific, the last day the farm stand will be open for this season will be Monday, October 10th (Hours: 10 – 4), which is the Monday of Columbus Day weekend. As I’ve been doing for the last few years, I will continue to update the What’s Available page until right before Christmas, for those looking for Preserves, Eggs, or what frozen Chickens I may have left.
As was mentioned above, the current forecasts are showing temps cold enough not just for frost, but the serious possibility of a solid freeze over the next few nights. A heavy frost this time of year isn’t really surprising, given this is a mountaintop area, but a real freeze this early would be a little bit odd.
Given the forecast temps, I am doing what I can to get as much out of the field as I can. I’m still having some difficulty getting the Potatoes dug, because the ground is now so wet, but I’m hoping to be able to get even more dug out for this weekend and the next. The cold temps will also end almost everything else in the field, including the flowers, which have hung on far longer than I expected.
This week there are some different Apple varieties, with the appearance of regular season Macintosh Apples, plus Fuji, and Empire. I was also able to get some more Bartlett Pears, since they have been quite popular.
As of the time of the writing of this update, I have not yet been able to get the Strawberry-Rhubarb Preserves made, but I should be able to get them done before this weekend. Unfortunately, I will not have time to make any more Cranberry before the stand closes, though I may make some if there is any interest.
That’s it for this week. Please make note of the farm stand schedule and hours mentioned above. If you have any questions about product availability going forward, you can stop by, text, call, or email. Hope you all have a great week.