Fall in the Air
The corn choppers are cruising the fields and we see new colors on the hillsides as reminders of the autumn season. Our pumpkin and squash crops are bountiful so the Gardenworks Barn is surrounded with mounds of bright orange pumpkins and bushels of butternut, acorn and unusual squashes. The fall raspberries will continue to be sweet and delicious until we hit a cool night, about 27 degrees F. and they freeze.
As good as summer is, fall is the rewarding harvest season for us. We literally gather the fruits of our labor. Although Mother Nature put us through the paces this season with highs and lows, we have great bounty.
Once the harvest is in, we clean-up the fields and plant a cover crop. Our attention moves inside the Barn and we start decorating for fall. Colors range from bright orange to rich reds. Decorative accessories include candles, napkins, wreaths and arrangements. Temptations abound!
In the food marketplace, soup, cheese and fresh apples & cider taste so good. Squashes become a “go to“ vegetables for salads, stir frying and soups. Slack Hollow Farm continues to provide fresh, crisp, organic salad greens as well as carrots, beets and kale! Arlene is baking pies and great bread in the farm kitchen. Bridget treats us to cider donuts every Saturday.
Farm events include 2 Farm to Table Dinners on Columbus Day Weekend and Harvestfest with recipes to share. We host dried flower workshops and the Down to Earth Art Showhighlighting the work of 7 local artists, continues until mid-October.
There is always something brewing at Gardenworks and we invite you to greet the new season with us.