With all this lovely fall weather and beautiful sunny days the farm is buzzing with life. Walking around today reminded me of what a great season fall can be when it comes to how much food we can grow during this time of year. The bugs have bugged off for the most part and the greens are just gorgeous. Everything is looking great…all but what the rabbits have feasted on. I have taken some stinky stuff to them this evening in hopes to discourage them from coming near the beds. We will see…sometimes it works..and sometimes it doesn’t. With this great weather some of our crops are super charged and with all this rich compost they are growing in they seem to have gong crazy. Check out this radish Viki pulled from the radish patch this week. Hello mother of all blue ribbon winners!
Now you would think a radish this big would be woody and totally uneatable…I thought so until I cut it up for a salad I made with dinner tonight..or I should say I used half of it..if that..anyway..it was delicious. We will be eating on this monster for a week.
I am been busy making some new jams for the market over the last couple of weeks. One is this Carrot Cake Jam that may sound a little funny but I tell you it turned out to be great. You have to try it when you come to the the farm. The other one is a Apple Cinnamon Basil jam that is also wonderful..both of the jams are really different and both I am happy to say really good tasting.
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Shareholder’s pickup this Saturday…reminder to bring your baskets with you.