autumn among us


We had a beautiful stretch of bright crisp weather this month, following a very wet September.  

Although things have slowed down a little for us, there is still a lot going on. Last week Andy planted the garlic and all of our potatoes are now out of the ground. Andy’s been busy getting the cover crops in and we’ve been harvesting our salad mix and also some leeks. Some crops, like the salad mix, were ready earlier than we  expected. We are still scheming about how to move the greenhouses to their winter position.

Oct. 15th marked the date of our first frost this year after which Andy and Sarah harvested the rest of the pumpkins and winter squash. 

I’ve been really enjoying our broccoli lately. It does taste like there is butter already on it. Fat green caterpillars like it to, so don’t be surprised if you find one in amongst the florets.

 We are also enjoying trying the different varieties of squash and have tried the Marina Di Chioggia varitey now (pictured in last post). It a drier squash, with a pleasant nutty flavor.

This Saturday is our first indoor market downtown with the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market. We hope to see some of you there.

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