Archive for November, 2014

West End Community Market

Today –Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

Hopefully, the powers that be will allow us to go inside because of the freeze.

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What is coming to market ?

Homegrown Produce  –  

  • greens  – mixed greens(tender baby Siberian kale,Black Kale, spinach, & Red Mizuna) small Blue Scotch Kale, baby mixed mustard (Southern Giant and Extra Frilly), Swiss Chard, Mizuna   Green, Purple, Red and Ruby Streaks
  • root crops –  White Lady turnips by the quart (no tops), radishes, beets with greens 
  • peppers  – sweet and hot
  • fresh herbs  –  not today

see side panel for directions – click on address for map

Treasonous Family – Cruciferae

 

This morning, because of last night’s arctic blast, David did not go outside until the sun had warmed the air a bit. When he opened the front door he saw our vegetable plants running down the road. “Wait”, he hollered after them. “Where are you going? It’s only November, don’t leave yet.”

 

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Buzz, Buzz

The chainsaw has been a buzzing.  The late freeze this past spring damaged our youngest Carpathian nut tree and our fig bush. The Brown Turkey fig came back with new growth from the ground and although we gave the nut tree plenty of time to regenerate itself it did not.

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David cut down the nut tree Monday and is working on the fig bush today.

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Coming Soon! – Acquired taste

 

Eating Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

“An acquired taste often refers to an appreciation for a food or beverage that is unlikely to be enjoyed by a person who has not had substantial exposure to it,… ”                                     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquired_taste

 

An Acquired taste is a two way street.

First topic – Eggs

West End Community Market

Today –Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

Breads – not today

Plants

Homegrown Produce  –  

  •  peas – fresh shelled           
  • greens  – tender baby Siberian kale, small Blue Scotch Kale, baby mixed mustard (Southern Giant and Extra Frilly), Swiss Chard,  Komatsuna (Japanese Mustard Spinach), Mizuna (Japanese Mustard – Vitamin A  33%   Vitamin C    65%)   Green, Purple and Ruby Streaks
  • root crops –  White Lady turnips with tops, beets with green 
  • peppers  – sweet and hot
  • fresh herbs  –  not today

  What is coming to market?

whats_comming_111114Komatsuna and Ruby Streaks Mizuna 

see side panel for directions – click on address for map 

West End Community Market

Don’t Forget!

Tomorrow 3 pm until 6 pm

We will not harvest until tomorrow morning so I cannot be specific about the produce we will be bringing but…

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the Mizuna has acclimated itself to its new environment and is doing well.

see side panel for directions – click on address for map 

A Short Vacation

 

For the past several months we have been rising at four a.m. on Saturdays in order to be at the Grandin Village Community Market by six so we could be set up and be ready to sell by eight, the time the market opened.

This morning we lollygagged in bed, drinking coffee, until 7:30. When we arose we were greeted by sunshine and our first frost of the season, which means it’s time to plant the garlic. Oh well, that was a short but enjoyable respite.

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11-9-14 The soil was too wet on Sturday to put in the garlic but is was just right today.