Hello everyone! The farm is covered with a dusting of snow, the veggies are almost done for the year, and hibernation time is upon us. While Fred is able to continue to harvest some things, most crops are over and done, so our pace of work is significantly slower than in the summer. We are continuing to deliver veggies to a few restaurants and stores, but the harvest is pretty limited this time of year, and Fred's work is mostly focused on preparing for the winter freezes and snows. My farm work has also slowed down immensely, and just in time, because we had our new baby last Tuesday! His name is Timothy Franklin Monroe, and he is sweet and happy and healthy. We're definitely enjoying our cute new addition to the family and the slower pace that November brings. The holiday season will also be here soon, and a CSA share makes a great gift for a loved one. We had several people last year who got half shares as gifts for their parents, so that is an excellent gift option for those who like to cook with delicious veggies!
|Fred harvests spinach|
on Monday. This
particular spinach is
headed to the Greentree
Co-op in Mt. Pleasant,
where you can find our
produce for the next
|Jane and Jessamine meet their new |
little brother for the first time.
|Because we harvest the lower leaves|
first, the lacinato kale looks like mini
palm trees by this point in the season.
And as in years past, I am incredibly thankful for another season successfully completed, another year of experiences, knowledge, and wisdom gained, and another year of serving our community in our own little way. And thank you all for being there with us through the journey!
When I was a kid, I thought I didn't like sweet potatoes because we only ever ate them at Thanksgiving, and only mashed up and topped with mini-marshmallows. If you are partial to that particular preparation, knock yourself out. But if like me, you prefer your sweet potatoes unmashed and un-marshmallowed, try out these Honey and Rosemary Sweet Potatoes as a delicious alternative for Thanksgiving!