Well, brrrr, the chilly weather has returned. This morning Derek brought me a big slab of ice from a bucket that had been left outside last night. I guess its official, summer clothes out, winter parka, long johns and wool socks are in.
This is our last CSA pick-up week of the season, its hard to believe that 16 weeks have come and gone, it was a great season and we are looking forward to expanding the program next season. We will still be going to the Summerside Market for awhile as we still have lots of farm fresh veggies in the fields.
This week at the market we will have lettuce mix, garlic, onions, spinach, tatsoi, mizuna, komatsuna, carrots, radish and parsnips. We started digging a new patch of carrots and they are so yummy. The variety is called Sweetness III and they sure stand up to their name. We will have samples at the market this weekend so make sure you try them out. So Sweet!!! And back this week due to popular demand we will be bringing creamed honey. Our friends Daniel and Beatrice Ficza who own Honeydew Apiary in Canoe Cove are bee keepers and make excellent creamed and liquid honey. Now that the temperatures have lowered they are able to once again make their creamed honey. Yummy.
Coming up at the Summerside Farmers Market on Saturday October 24th is a fall celebration featuring an amateur pumpkin weigh off and pumpkin decorating contest for kids and adults. So if you have a big pumpkin growing in your garden bring it down October 24th for a chance to be crowned king or queen of the pumpkin patch. Also bring your decorated or carved pumpkins for a chance to win prizes in both children and adult categories.
An exciting new beef CSA opportunity is about to start here on the Island. Our friend Tim Dixon from Tryon who raises Angus Beef on his family farm is starting up a beef CSA and I have attached a PDF flyer that gives more information. If you are unable to open the file his phone number is 432-4771 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
I've attached a few pictures including a giant turnip we found in the onion patch and some new pics of the boys. They were three months this week.
Take care of each other,