The Midtown Farmers Market's regular season ends in just three more weeks on November 7th. Just as the produce starts to get interesting again, darn it. So what then?
You can still get super-fresh produce from us throughout the winter months, once that market is done. Some of you are familiar with this process, some may not be. I've been getting a slew of questions about it all in recent weeks, so I figure an early reminder is worth a moment's time.
We are still at Midtown every Saturday, all winter long, from 10am - 12noon! We do not, however, set up a full display of produce. Most of our produce through the upcoming months will hold just fine in the fields or greenhouses until you want them. We prefer to cut everything to order so there is no waste. This means you'll need to pre-order off of the weekly list (sent out every Monday). All you have to do is hit 'reply' to these weekly newsletters, and send me your shopping list. We do need your orders by Friday morning. On Saturday mornings, we will be on the commons near Ben and Jerry's with your orders packed up and ready to go. You don't even need to fight to find a parking space; Midtown Events blocks off a short lane in front of the winter vendors as a loading zone for our customers, so you can grab and go. No orders are too small or too large. Quick and easy!
There are absolutely no changes to our usual pick-up schedules at Harmony Farms or at our farm over the winter.
So what can you expect through the dark months? Roots galore: beets, carrots, turnips, radishes. Sweet potatoes until March. Loads of greens: kales, collards, mustard greens, asian greens, spinach spinach and more spinach, lettuces and other salad greens. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, celery, parsley. As always a smattering of unusual items here and there to mix things up. We always like to try something new; this winter we're attempting to grow snow peas in the greenhouse - so far, so good!
The tomatoes and cucumbers get all the glory in the summer, but winter produce can be every bit as delicious. If you've never had some of these foods fresh from a farm, I encourage you to try them. They are every bit as different from their supermarket counterparts as a vine-ripened heirloom tomato is from those hard orange imposters they call "tomatoes" in the grocery store.
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Thank you very much for your business, eat well, and have yourself a great week!