We know that autumn is here, as the leaves are changing color with nice pockets of color as we drive to & from the farm. The days are getting shorter with sunsets coming earlier each day. We have someone interested in starting an apprenticeship at the farm and she is meeting Rich on Wednesday. This is a very positive development and we hope to be able to post some great news next week. Farmer Rich & Leslie worked on the back field until they had problems with the rototiller. We are trying to get the back field into production for next year. This is a big project so that is why we are starting it early. With harvesting it is so busy this time of year, but whenever there is a chance to work on the field we are. Fruit – This week we have picked up Luscious Pears from Windy Brow Farm located in Newton, NJ. From the Fields: Everything is looking good in the fields & greenhouses and we are encouraged as it is better than in past years at this time in the season. The rain we received certainly puffed up many of the crops. The fall crops are quite happy with the cool nighttime temperatures. Leslie & Farmer Rich pulled down the tomatoes which means there will be green tomatoes coming in future deliveries. The reason we pulled down the tomatoes as that a frost is imminent as we wanted to harvest as much fruit before they became frozen. Hopefully next week we’ll be pulling down the peppers. Weather Report: We received about 2” of rain as of Sunday night. So far we haven’t had any problems with the heavy rain such as flooding or washing any plants out. We have had a problem with heavy rains in the past, but looks like we are lucky this time. Animal Report – We have a squirrel in the big field this week. Looks like it got there by jumping from a tree branch and didn’t land where he wanted to. So far no damaged, but he is probably up to no good! Upcoming Events: Windy Brow Farm (where we get your fruit) Pick-Your-Own-Apples 10am-4pm daily & weekends w/Wagon Rides 359 Ridge Road Newton, NJ info: 973.579.9657 October is Garlic month!
- 6th Annual Garlic Gathering @ Olde Lafayette Village – October 4th & 5th – Lafayette, NJ
- 2nd Annual Garlic Fest at the Hoboken Historical Museum on October 12th – 1301 Hudson Street
- Date to be announced – Garlic Planting at the Farm Sometime in October – help us plant garlic for the 2009 season.
Pick of the Week: click on the links below or to the right to bring you to the delivery specific to your pick-up location. Deliveries will be of similar variety & poundage, but may contain different items. Occasionally, some crops are ready to harvest but not enough to deliver to all our drop-off locations. What we do is start to filter them in each week to a different drop-off until there is enough to delivery to everyone.