braising greens

Braising greens…SOLD

It is an exciting time for us. I got a call last week from our first retail customer wanting some braising greens for a Friday night function. The chef is passionate about supporting a farm-to-table experience, and we are excited to be a collaborator.

And now we enter a new adventure in our production scheme…planning for retail sales. How cool is that? Of course, it is at this point that I will fret (as in freak out) about quality and quantity…that I will wish that I had more land under production….that I had my soil health and fertility in a better state…and that I was 15 years younger!

I will also wish that I had more time and money to make the other wishes true. Well, except for the last one I guess. Anyway, the challenge of a full-time day job coupled with the recent time change (meaning darkness at 6 o’clock) leaves little actual time to accomplish the “few” tasks on my TO-DO list. BUT – it also means that there’s light at 6 something in the morning. So, harvests are done in the mornings and for our first sale, greens were delivered super fresh Thursday morning. Fun. And for fun’s sake, I hope that we can sustain our greens operation well into January. They are delicious, and it is a nice feeling to have someone want our wares!

That’s our latest scoop. Now to watch the skies and see if any snow falls today or keeps away for a spell. (Keepawaykeepawaykeepaway. I am not ready. Where oh where has my Steelers hat gone? Keep away!)

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Evidence of deer – it’s rutting season. Just keep clear of the garden!

Back on track

Hi Pulaski friends and neighbors!

We are happy to say that we will be back at the Marketplace tomorrow night, from 4-8, as well as next Tuesday to close out the market season. We sure have missed everyone!

I’ll be coming to town with a variety of lettuces – head and a loose leaf mixture – some bell peppers, hot peppers (we just pickled some yesterday and man, are they great), possibly some beans, carrots, radishes, Swiss chard, and herbs.

Ready for market!

Ready for market!

Fall prep

And, just another quick note….it may be hard to imagine, but fall plantings are being thought about. Yep. Three flats of broccoli and cabbages have already been seeded with more in the wings to do. Just arrived in the mail are seeds to try for the fall. Exciting, isn’t it?

Fall seeds

Fall seeds