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Salad Mix is the Name of the Game, for mkts 10/20

  The Salad Mix harvest is off the charts this week, folks, so stock up and enjoy! .

 

And our spot for growing salad-mix (and other greens) of the future is coming along nicely. Here’s our new greenhouse site as of today:

 

This project calls for tractor help, so we’re thankful for horsepower this week:

Microgreens are bright:

And though they aren’t cured yet to bring to markets, here’s a hint at what was brought up out of the ground this week:

 

Guesses? Sweet potatoes is the answer.

 

This means it’s the time of year for finding shapes of creatures in the tubers. I see a slumped-over snow-person here:

And though our little orchard is some years away from producing any quantity, this year (just our trees’ second) has brough a good number of these tasty little persimmons. They are such a gorgeous fruit I have to share the photo:

This week’s harvest includes:

Arugula, Basil, Beets, Bell Peppers (green, purple, orange, and red), Green Beans, Eggplants, Bunched Greens (Chard, Kale, Collards, Sensopai, Tokyo Bekana), Hearty Greens Mix, MicroGreens, SALAD MIX (lots! stock up and eat yer greens!), Green Tomatoes, Onions, Parsley, Turnips…and Eggs, Bread, and Bouquets of Flowers.

Our whereabouts this week include:

Brandermill and SOJ markets, as usual, on Saturday morning.

TOUR here at the farm, Saturday at 4:00. (with Dan)

Midlothian Day on Saturday from 2-6 pm. (with Janet)

Millwood School Fall Festival on Sunday, 2-4 pm. (some combination of family members)

Food Day Food Forum in Richmond on Wednesday, for Food Day! (Janet and Dan)

An educational presentation to a class of volunteers for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Thursday. (this is Dan)

And…Janet is off to the Sustainable Agriculture Convention in South Carolina on Thursday, representing the Virginia Association for Biological Farming.

(And, by association, swing by the Graze on Grace next Sunday, Oct 28th, where food and goodness await, and a VABF table will be there too, if you want to learn more about organic growing in Virginia.)

Enjoy!

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