Misty Mornings and Tomato Rainbows

tomato rainbow - Misty Mornings and Tomato Rainbows

Hello Farm Friends,

As we turn round the bend into the second half of our harvest season, the mornings have gone from muggy and buggy to misty and magical. I love early mornings as we head toward Fall. Firstly, I don’t have to get up quite so early to catch the sunrise and secondly, there is almost always a heavy mist hovering in our low fields here. It makes our neighbourhood look like something out of a fairytale and I almost believe the mythical creatures of my children’s imaginations do live here.

The Autumnal feeling sent me into our Squash and Pumpkin patches this morning, and I am happy to see that there are more than just big green leaves and towering weeds out there. I was able to find a few Acorn and Spaghetti Squash that are ready and I expect by next week we can probably harvest enough for our CSA shares. The rest will be coming along soon, I even spied a little orange in some of the pumpkins.

Before we turn all of our thoughts to Fall feasts though, this break in the rains means we should have a good harvest of beautiful tomatoes this week. The Cherry tomatoes are just so beautiful in all of their many colours I’m tempted to make art with them. I will be throwing some in my freezer for sure and I suggest everyone get them while you can, they won’t be this sweet and perfect forever.

Sonora has agreed to do the Market in Stirling again this Friday and before that I will bring a van load of as many lovely veggies as I can fit to Dufferin Grove on Thursday. Not only do we have rainbows of tomatoes this week but magnificent rainbow beets and of course chard too. 

We are big fans of all things rainbow here at Knuckle Down Farm, still searching for that pot of gold though!

— Jenny

This Weeks’ Share:

🍒 Cherry Tomatoes
🍅 Tomatoes
🧄 Garlic
ðŸĨŽ Green Cabbage
ðŸŽĩ Beets
ðŸĨ’ Cucumbers
🍃 Salad Mix
ðŸ”Ĩ Fennel
🍆 Eggplant or ðŸŦ‘ Peppers
ðŸŠī Herbs

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