Headed toward Fall

We have had our hands full between the markets and restaurants and the new farm stand.

Pollinators abound in the tithonia.

In the background is the consistent planning and planting new beds of vegetables for sale in the months to come. The early planting of winter squash is almost ready to be picked. The acorn squash are the biggest we have ever seen.

Delicata squash are looking plentiful.

Butternut squash have beautiful markings before they turn tan.

The artichokes have surprised us. They are popping out all over even though we expected them to start in November or December.  This is certainly a crop we are learning about.

Artichokes are strong, already!

To add to the normal summer chaos, we are leasing almost 5 acres of land adjacent to the property Paul has been working for all these many years. It’s got some drawbacks (it’s the low spot on the property and much of the soil is quite sticky clay) but we are thrilled and Paul has been mowing, putting water out and tilling.

These two majestic Valley Oaks are on the property.

Mowing clearly shows the different soil types. This ground hasn’t had anything done with it for at least 20 years.

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About candied

Artist: painter, graphics, print and typography. Farm Fan: live on an organic produce farm, am dedicated to educating the public about the food they eat and what it takes to get it to their table. View all posts by candied

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