Just a short post this morning as the roosters begin crowing which means the sun must surely be up soon and time to get busy finishing the morning madness for the market day rush….
We’ve been busy on the farm enjoying all this lovely late summer weather. This is the time of year for harvest while also the time of year for new plantings. To that affect, we’ve been working on harvesting potatoes, beginning the first steps of harvesting dry beans (pulling them up and windrowing them), and watching the daily burgeoning winter squash and the growing quinoa seed heads! Meanwhile, new crops of fall and winter greens are coming along and should soon be making an appearance – radishes, turnips, rutabagas, mustards, collards, brocolli, cauliflowers, brussel sprouts, arugula, mesclun, chard, kale…In short, pretty much insanity as usual!
As a matter of fact, if any of you would like to experience the farm insanity FIRST HAND – we will be having a Potato Harvest Volunteer Work-Party this Tuesday. We would love for you to join us if you would like to get dirty and take home a few freshly dug taters! The details:
Willowood Farm Volunteer Work Party – Let’s Harvest Taters!
When – Tuesday, Sept 15. Time – 11 to 3.
What To Bring – Lots of water and a sack lunch. We’ll break for lunch at 1.
Where – Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie. 399 S. Ebey Rd just outside of Coupeville.
Let Us Know – If you think you would like to come, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I’ll give you directions to the farm as well!
For this weekend, however, here is the list of lovely food coming to the Bayview and Coupeville markets –
From Willowood Farm
– Cabbages, cabbages, cabbages! They may be big but don’t be scared – they hold forever and make FABULOUS sauerkrat and coleslaw. Great end of summer treats.
– Kohlrabi. Add them to the coleslaw!
– Potatoes….loads of potatoes!
– Summer squash
– Red Kuri winter squash – our first winter squash that is ready to harvest. Nutty, rich flavor great for soups!
– Shell beans – dry beans before they are dry! A seasonal treat that we might get one more weeks picking out of before they are too dry in their pods.
– Lovely yellow cooking onions
– Squash blossoms
– Organic certified yellow sweet corn from my neighbors Ebey Road Farm…
From our friends at Prairie Bottom Farm –
– Semi Savoy spinach! Yum!
– Lettuce Mix
– Dill bunches
– Green onions and other onions
And at the Bayview market Michael from Whidbey Green Goods will be bringing –
– Gravenstein Apples
– White Sweet corn
And probably many other yummy treats!
Happy Indian Summer!
Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie