Eggplant and chickens

I hope you’re enjoying your summer, which has already been starting to feel like more like fall on some recent days!

We’re very busy on the farm today so I’ll keep it short — Jessica is away for a week, and cover crops need to be seeded, dirt turned, fall carrots weeded and watered, fall squash watered, peppers watered, leeks need to be hilled, and more… you may be sensing a pattern in our need for water.

We also have to butcher chickens. It was scheduled for this morning but postponed until Wednesday, which is market day, so we will be juggling loading the vans with catching the chickens and bringing them away. Let us know if you need any chickens; you can see more information at the bottom of the newsletter.

We have lots of eggplant this week, in your shares and at the market.  Try Eggplant Parmigiana Baba Ganouj.

Believe it or not, the last day of summer subscriptions is just four weeks away on Wednesday, September 4, and the first day for fall subscritions, delivered every other week, is September 11. Last fall delivery is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

See you at the market!

–John Wesselius