Another busy harvest week here. The tomatoes are still coming in, along with some beautiful sweet peppers. Delicata (the small, striped zeppelin-shaped squashes) are in the share today. We snipped the butternut squashes and the pumpkins from their vines, and they will cure for a week or two before going out to you. The acorns, and a few of the gorgeous kabochas will come in soon. Mark and I harvested celery this morning. It is still nice but a bit tougher than last week. Miranda and I picked a few raspberries yesterday. They are ripening more slowly now that the days are shorter and the nights cooler, but there were enough for a good grazing. Members, feel free to go out and pick, but please don’t drive on the field.
While I was out there yesterday, I checked the field corn and the popcorn nearby. I don’t want to jinx us by sounding too hopeful, but the field corn is dented and the popcorn kernels are beginning to look full. The fall weather has been very kind…” (Continue reading this Essex Farm Note.)
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- Essex Farm: Preservation Tips (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)