THIS WEEK’S HARVEST:
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
Green Beans $3.00/quart
Hot peppers $.50/each
*Mustard Greens (limited quantity) $2.50/bunch
Summer Squash $1.50/lb
Sweet Peppers $4.00/lb
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.
All I have to say
Ah! this weather!
how Fall always manages
to make me feel this way.
A Little Something Else
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.