Hope you are….HUNGRY!

A greenhouse full of squash and onions. 

There is a reason this time of year is called “Harvest” season.  Oh my gosh are we DROWNING in food.  I’m pretty sure we could feed the whole town of Coupeville, at least, for quite a while with the bins and bins and bins of food we harvested in the last month.  And I’m not talking little bins, those BIG bins you see outside of grocery stores filled with watermelons?  Yeah, well we have I don’t know, I think 17 of those filled with winter squash, about 10 of onions and shallots, about 12 of potatoes.  And that doesn’t count a whole room full of garlic, not to mention a good 2 acres of fields still planted to cold-hardy “stay in the ground” crops like beets, rutabagas, turnips, carrots, radishes, kales, collards, leeks, brussel sprouts, chard, and so on and so forth.

Red cippolini onions curing for storage.
Red cippolini onions curing for storage.

So, we hope you are ready to BRING IT!  Because nothing makes a farmer more sad then seeing all their hard work rot for lack of a good home.  Luckily, you have some golden opportunities for a harvest season stock up today at the Coupeville Farmer’s Market “Harvest Market” and at the Bayview Farmer’s Market from now until Christmas!  (Did you know the Bayview Farmer’s Market is moving INDOORS starting in November and will keep going every weekend til Christmas!  And Willowood Farm will be, there, that’s right, local food from a local farm all the way til Christmas!).

A row of freshly dug potatoes.

Today however, it’s Harvest time!  We hope you can stop by one of the markets we will be at.  We spent the last several days bagging loads of onions and potatoes in particular so folks can stock up their pantries.  Stop by either market to get a good deal on those.  Not to mention an incredible array of produce including (but not limited to!): head lettuce, celery, tomatoes, peppers, beets, carrots, kale, chard, collards, broccoli, rutabagas, radishes, turnips, bulb fennel, winter squash, dry beans, garlic, shallots, onions of all kinds, potatoes of all kinds, parsley and more!

Hope to see you there!

Farmer Georgie, Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie

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