September is admittedly a bit of a challenge to eat locally from our farm, unless you are really into eggplant and okra. It always starts to feel like there are one too many months in the summer season, and even we rely heavily in our own kitchen on the vegetables I've put up from previous months. The good news is, we're finally starting to move out of eggplant-and-okra season! A few more fall crops are happily here this week: sweet potatoes and kale (available 'til sometime next spring), lettuce is back, and snap beans should be available for about the next 4-6 weeks. If you are very much a fan of eggplant and okra, both should be around for at least maybe another 3-4 weeks, weather permitting.
The farm is still a hive of activity, even though it may feel like things are winding down. We have endless tangled messes to clean up from the summer rush, and a final push this week to get the last of winter's field crops into the ground before it's too late. Then it's on to planting out the big greenhouse for deep winter's food. The days are getting noticeably shorter, so that crunches the tasks into a shorter available work period. Roughly one more month, and we'll be able to put our heels up for a bit, not doing much but wandering outside to harvest...and yes, we're looking forward to it!
Thank you very much for your business, eat well, and have yourself a great week!