Just a shorter update this week, since I can’t really think of a whole lot to write about. The weather has most definitely moved toward fall, and what is forecast for this weekend should leave no doubt about that.
The crops in the field are all now winding down, and with the likelihood of a freeze in a day or so I’ll be working to get what I can out of the field. There’s not too much left at this point, though I am still trying to get Potatoes out of the ground. In what is a rather cruel twist of fate, I actually need it to be dry for about five days or so in order to get them dug out, and since the rain has restarted it just hasn’t been dry enough. Acorn, Butternut, and Spaghetti Squash are all being harvested, as are Pumpkins.
Fresh and frozen Broiler Chickens are available again this week. Last week’s Broilers were on the smaller side, with this batch looking to be 4 to 5.5lb.
Most types of Preserves are still available, but supplies are getting low. I’m currently out of Strawberry-Rhubarb, but plan to make more before the end of the season. If others run out between now and Columbus Day weekend, it is unlikely I will have time to get them made.
As a reminder, the last day the farm stand will be open for the 2022 season will be Monday, October 10th.
That’s it for now. Hope you all have a great week.