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Time , what an amazing reality! It has many facets and timing is one of them that is integral to farming and many other aspects of life.
Well to get to the point, it is the time for certain vegetables. They are at their best. Tender yellow squash, zucchini and pickling cucumbers are abounding here on the farm. The organic field has excelled beyond any crop I've seen either conventional or organic in many years. It is a great time to get vegetables the way you like them.
We have different kinds of zucchini, some ideal for stuffing. Remember you can prepare stuffed zucchini and freeze it for later.
Too many times I have known people to want pickling cukes after the season peak has past. Now is the time. You don't want to wait. Those pickles will make a great Christmas present or some pleasant times this winter. You may want to do cucumbers now because later you will be freer to do watermelon rind pickles when the watermelons reach their peak.
Time! Enjoy it use it wisely and lovingly.
If you have not tried the yellow squash or zucchini don't wait too long . It is at its prime. I ate squash casserole tonight with string beans. It was truly good. The cucumbers are chasing the squash to see who can outdo each other. The pickles are gaining momentum and have to be picked almost daily. So fresh is in these days. Sarah will have with her Magda zucchini and golden zucchini. The first of the organic beans will be be with her as well. green string beans, purple beans, yellow wax beans and red swan beans ( a new variety). Dill, dandelion, parsley, cilantro, basil ( limited for this week). A few mushrooms, lettuce, kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, mustard and more.
The cantaloupes have been good also.
In the midst of trying times it is special to be reminded of the essence of what life is truly about. People certainly rate up there and moms have their own special seat at the table. We encourage you to make an effort to give your best to the people who matter so much in your life.
If we can help we have a good supply of good strawberries, some excellent organic squash and zucchini, kohlrabi and more. This week should begin picking cucumbers and some beans. Freshness is getting fresher!
We will be both at Myrtles Market and the farm market here at the farm on Friday and Saturday.
Some of the vegetables from the farm look very good. We are picking strawberries from our smaller field even though we don't have enough for PYO. We have several typed of kale, lettuce, greens, kohlrabi, poc choi , chard. Hope to see you.
We will be selling strawberries outside at the market Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. We may do it again this Saturday but we will announce it if we do. The market should open in early April. $4/quart
We currently have strawberries for sale. Call 910-287- 3865 then if needed 910-287- 6794 or 843-399-6902. Mary will be happy to help you. The market is not open until we have other crops coming in. It should not be long but rather than set a date and miss it we are waiting to announce it. An email will go out a few days before so look for it.
The winter has been good in many respects and difficult in other ways. The deer have taken the strawberry PYO down to questionable. We will have to focus on the smaller field that had no deer pressure to provide most of what we will have.
We have been super busy working on getting a wide variety of other crops lined up and in place.
The produce market will be open Monday through Dec. 3. There are fresh mustard greens, winter squashes, butternuts, sweet potatoes, apples, chestnuts, pecans, apple cider, jams, honey and more.
Thanksgiving reminds me of the song about “over the river to grandmother’s house we go”. There are lots of memories in Thanksgiving. The fall season has been one of disrupted schedules and putting energy into getting back on track. But there are many things to be thankful for. One is the opportunity to be together and enjoy good food, catch up with each other and see some folks we don’t often enough.
At the farm we have some good fall items, blue hubbard squash, butternut of various types and sizes, kobacha, pie pumpkins, chestnuts, persimmons, a few mushrooms as well as greens, curly, slick, tender-greens, turnip-greens, turnips, beets, collards and more. We have a good selection of apples, some not so easy to get such as Arkansas black and, Macintosh.
We still have some nights available for night time hay rides.
The store hours may change so if you are coming from a distance before 9 am or after 4 pm it may be best to call ahead.
Meanwhile try to slow down and enjoy gratefulness at a proper pace.