It certainly doesn’t seem so today, but fall is indeed just around the corner. Our squash and pumpkins are now safe indoors to cure until you can find them at Plainfield Coop and the LAST TWO FARMERS MARKETS this Friday and next. Its been a pleasure bringing our best offerings to the churchyard every Friday and meeting many of our neighbor patrons. If you haven’t been to the market yet this year, please join us and our fellow vendors for warm tea, homemade baked goods, soaps, eggs and of course our freshest vegetables.
With lots of summer crops reaching their end, we would like to help everyone stock their freezers and pantries. We have 2nds Red and Yellow Sweet Peppers available. These are ripe, tasty peppers with either cosmetic damage, or a small damaged portion – perfect for freezing, roasting, sauce making, etc. There are still a few boxes of bulk basil available – picked fresh to order for all your pesto needs. Our Cherry Tomato house continues to produce bountifully and we have flats available at wholesale pricing. They make for an exceptionally flavorful sauce or can be easily dried in the oven for storage. The Kale is looking beautiful right now and with some cool nights in the forecast to sweeten them up, now is also a great time to pack some up in the freezer. Once frozen, kale crumbles easily into your favorite soup, chili, or stir fry all winter long. Kale Bulk Boxes are available in green, purple, and lacinato (dino) varieties, or a mix. Bulk Beans continue to be available and 2nds Carrots are in and ready for juicing, cake making, or treating your horses and goats.
Finally, I wanted to thank everyone who attended and participated for making our first Old Home Days in Plainfield such a heartfelt and memorable celebration of this town. We had a blast parading our fall decor through town and with the sweet taste of summer, the watermelons, it felt like a proper transition from summer into fall. Cornstalks and jack-o-lanterns are also available for decorating your own home and embracing the always bittersweet changing of the seasons.