As we move further into August, we continue to enjoy the beauty of summer: cool and misty mornings, hot sunny days, and a bounty of produce. Blueberry season is now at its peak. There are so many berries out there and they are sweet and perfect for pies, pancakes, smoothies, blueberry shortcake, and so much more. Our blueberry patch, located a quarter of a mile south of our farmstand on Pavillion Road, is open from dawn till dusk daily. Come on by while the picking’s good!
Tomato season is also now underway. Red slicing tomatoes, “dragon eggs” (delicious little heirloom tomatoes), cherry and grape tomatoes, and a multitude of bigger heirloom varieties are brightening our farmstand and adding a summery touch to our meals. Try this recipe for tomato salad, and don’t forget to join us for our Annual Tomato Tastingon Saturday, August 23. This fun event is a great way to celebrate summer sosign up online or in the farmstand.
In the Hello Cafe this weekend, look for rose black currant scones, brown butter granola scones, and morning buns. We also have a perfectly decadent orange chocolate pudding as a special treat this weekend. Our puddings are super popular, so come in early to get yours! Mint pistachio pesto is back this week too, as is red cabbage & apple kraut. Also look for our Italian green beans, a spicy lactofermented green bean with marjoram, oregano, and thyme. And as always, we have a delicious selection of prepared salads and seasonal sides made with fresh veggies from our fields.
Love our pesto? Would you like to spend a day helping out in out in our kitchen as we process pesto for our farmstand and CSA? On Saturday, September 13 come work alongside our kitchen staff during our Community Cannery Day. You bring the elbow grease, and we’ll provide the rest including a light snack and your share of the product to take home! This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please note: the original date of this event was September 6.
We look forward to seeing you at the farm soon!
-Kate, Will, and Anna