It’s almost October- So we thought we’d celebrate with this cute picture of our farm cat, Whiskey and our pumpkins! Autumn is our favorite season! The changing fall colors reminds us that it’s almost time to rest! It’s the final push right before the winter season sets in and we get to relax a little.
It also brings so much abundance! We get the end of the summer crops like tomatoes, squash and beans. The peppers are ripening to all the colors of the rainbow, fall crops & root crops start coming in like winter squash, parsnips, apples, and pumpkins.
Also new is the Cape Gooseberry which we are extremely fond of. It is related to Tomatillos and shares the same qualities as a Ground Cherry. However they are bigger and have a more pineappley flavor. The growth habit is also quite different, they are bushy and tall with a fuzzy leaf. The fruit is also in a husk like their relatives. We have a handful of pints ready this week and will have extras available at our farm stand and the market (as it's really hard to know how many will be ripe enough to harvest this early on).
Our friends at Ash Tree farm have closed their doors, which is very sad news indeed. So you will notice this week that we have begun sourcing our mushrooms from Columbia Mushroom company out of Hood River, OR. They were the recommended go to from our friends at Ash Tree as an excellent "replacement" so to speak.
If you had picked up your share at Ash Tree Farms previously, your new pick up site has also changed (per your requests via email) and this week you'll start picking up at the new site.
We also wanted to share a wonderful documentary that just came out on Netflix called Kiss the Ground it talks about regenerative agriculture and how it is making a difference! Check it out and let us know your take away/favorite parts!!!
Happy October from your Farmers,
Kelly & Patrick