Dear Friends of the Farm;
Produce: This week you are getting Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet yellow onions, carrots, red cabbage, squash, lemon cucumbers, Globe eggplant, Japanese eggplant, purple peppers, green peppers, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, diakon radish, tomatoes, green beans, corn, muskmelon and some of you will get watermelon or white flesh honeydew. You will also receive Red Globe peaches from First Fruit Orchard, if you have a Fruit Share.We want you to understand what is happening on the farm. You are getting a tremendous amount of produce right now. This is happening because all of the early season crops came on late and all the fall crops are coming on early because of the heat. Normally this is distributed throughout the season and you are given less quantities. But we are afraid this will abruptly end! So just in case we have an early frost, we are giving you all of this produce right now while we have it. We have a canning and freezing guide on our website if you need help processing your excess produce. Remember! Whatever you get put away for winter now, will taste better than anything you get later at the grocery store!
Cooking Class: We are planning a free cooking class & demonstration using our healthy, seasonal produce. Mary Collette Rogers is a member of the farm that runs a non-profit called Everyday Good Eating. The goal is to teach people how to use the local produce when it is in season and at its’ peak of ripeness! This event will take place from 5 to 7pm at the farm on Sunday, September 4th. This will be a very light meal and will include Zucchini Bruschetta with Tomato Relish, a chicken cutting and deboning session, then preparing a Chicken and Vegetable Curry and for dessert Cardamom Coconut Tapioca Pudding. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Iced tea and water will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring a bottle of wine, if you like. Please RSVP your attendance to email@example.com. There is a limit of 16 cooks so email Mary asap!
Festival: We are looking forward to our gathering on September 18th for a beautiful day of fun on the farm! Hours will be 11am to 4pm. We need to know who will be attending this event so that we know how much inventory we need to purchase. Please do not RSVP later than Sept. 10th. The Festival will need several people to help keep it running smoothly. If you or your family is interested in volunteering, please contact Peg Lehr. Peg is helping me organize and run the Festival this year. Her contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-329-8506 if you prefer to talk to her in person!
Have you noticed the chill in the night air? It is already beginning to feel like fall. The kids are returning to school and summer will come to a close soon; what a sad turn of events! Everyone please be careful driving around those schools!
Jacquie, Jerry, Alaina and Kyle Monroe