We could not have asked for a more magnificent day for our 2022 Potluck.
A good numer of you came for a farm visit cum harvest celebration, sharing a medley of salads, side dishes, main courses and desserts, all tantalizing and delicious. That said, the jury is still out on whether mid-October is the best time to host such an event, the weather being so variable at this time of the season, but we were incredibly lucky: clear skies, radiant sunshine and almost balmy temperatures prevailed despite the underlying fall crispness.
It is always dificult to speak with everyone
during this type of event,
continuously torn as we are between ironing out details as things unfold and attempting meaningful, but perpetually unfinished, conversation with our guests. Thankfully, there is email — to thank all of you who braved traffic on the 10, in both directions, and who ambled through the fields with us, listened to our presentations and, most importantly, enjoyed the harvest in manifold edible forms, departing with a full stomach and considerable inspiration for your own kitchens.
In this week’s basket, you’ll witness the return of carrots or beets, and of several seasonal root vegetables.
An approximate list of your basket contents is as follows: beets or carrots, cabbage or chinese cabbage, garlic, leeks, onions, parsnips or winter radishes, rutabaga and two varieties of winter squash. We are experiencing delays in our leafy greens – lettuce and asian greens, primarily – as the colder temperatures which have prevailed over the past three weeks have slowed their growth. We haven’t lost hope yet, but we will definitely have to wait at least a week or two before they are large enough to be included in your baskets.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.