Newsletter – September 23, 2014

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Dear Friends of the Farm;

This week you are getting French Fingerling potatoes, white and yellow onions, yellow and purple carrots, lemon cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, black eggplant and Japanese eggplant, bell peppers and a new sweet pepper that can be either red, yellow or orange.

Harvest Festival:  What a blast we had this weekend!  It was a comfortable sunny day at a perfect 75 degrees.  The side dishes and desserts we absolutely wonderful!  Chili roasting got started early and didn’t stop until 5 o’clock!  Everyone was wonderful about helping set up and volunteer all day long.  Clean-up was a snap with all the helping hands!

The kids loved the horse races and we had some terrific designs this year!  Everyone was very inventive.  There was one made from duct tape & had bug eyes, another from the cardboard tubing from your paper towels and several were made of socks.  All were wonderful and the winners got ribbons!  Which were all of them!!!

The corn-shucking contests were a blast to watch!  Kids got ribbons.  We have some darn good shuckers out there!!!

Pickle and Jelly contests were quite competitive this year, but a clear winner came out with pickled lemon cucumbers by Travis Ford from Conifer.  Hands down the winner for jams & jellies was John Russell from 6th and Downing with his plum jam.  Certificates of Achievement plus a $20 award will be given to each.  Hope everyone got a chance to get over there and taste them for yourselves.

The hayrides to the pumpkin patch went off without a hitch.  This is one activity I think everyone looks forward to!

I’m sorry if you were not able to join us this year.  It was simply a great party and I think everyone had fun running around the farm!

Joke of the day as told by Ron Schreiber at the Festival:  A man from New York wanted to retire and move to a much smaller town up north.  As a Realtor was showing him around, he asked about the crime in the area.  The Realtor replied, “We don’t really have crime in this area.  We don’t even lock our cars until September.”  The New Yorker asked what September had to do with it and the Realtor replied, “If you don’t lock your car in September, it will be full of zucchini!”

The fall equinox starts at 8:30 pm Monday night.  Welcome back Fall (when did summer start?)!

Jerry, Jacquie and Kyle

 

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One response to “Newsletter – September 23, 2014

  1. Hi Monroe Family, We had a wonderful time at the Harvest Festival! It was our first visit to the farm and we loved seeing where our food has been coming from. Thank you so much for a lovely day! Jennifer, Daryl & Pailey Robbins

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