Farm Update September 16th

THIS WEEK’S HARVEST:

 

Arugula $2.50/bag

Butternut Squash $1.50/lb

Carrots $3.00/quart or $2.50/bunch

Cherry Tomatoes $3.50/pint

*Collard Greens &2.50/bunch

Eggs $3.00/half dozen

Eggplant (limited quantity) $3.00/lb

Garlic $1.00/bulb

Green Beans $3.00/quart

Hot peppers $.50/each

Lettuce $2.00/head

Leeks $1.00/each

*Mustard Greens (limited quantity) $2.50/bunch

Summer Squash $1.50/lb

Sweet Peppers  $4.00/lb

Tomatoes 3.50/lb

Watermelon $5.00/each

 

 

Herbs $1.50/bunch (may include basil, sage, oregano, thyme, lavender, mint, chives, etc.)

Raw Honey from the bees on the property $14 for a 12 oz. jar

Flower Bouquets – $5.00/small

*new to market this week.

 

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All I have to say

today is

Ah! this weather!

 

Wondering

how Fall always manages

to make me feel this way.

 

 

 

A Little Something Else

 

September Tomatoes

By Karina Borowicz

The whiskey stink of rot has settled

in the garden, and a burst of fruit flies rises

when I touch the dying tomato plants.

 

Still, the claws of tiny yellow blossoms

flail in the air as I pull the vines up by the roots

and toss them in the compost.

 

It feels cruel. Something in me isn’t ready

to let go of summer so easily. To destroy

what I’ve carefully cultivated all these months.

Those pale flowers might still have time to fruit.

 

My great-grandmother sang with the girls of her village

as they pulled the flax. Songs so old

and so tied to the season that the very sound

seemed to turn the weather.