It seemed like overnight all of the leaves had turned and fallen. It is too easy to miss the signs of seasonal change playing out before us when we are busying ourselves with harvests and fall field preparations. Suddenly it is getting dark by 6pm and I wonder not only where the day went, but where the growing season went. The next thing you know, there is snow in the mountains and we know we have to start thinking about preparing the farm for winter. The farm exists not in episodes, but cycles, and while it is tempting to think of fall as “the end of the season,” we are now sowing the spinach and greens of spring.
I want to thank everyone who enjoyed Littlewood Farm produce this season, supported our local food businesses, and especially those of you who attended our Plainfield Farmers’ Market. We had a wonderful year for the market, saw tremendous growth and energy, and cannot wait to continue building our lovely little town’s Friday markets. We will be back the first Friday of June next summer.
Before we let go of the 2019 growing season, however, there is the matter of decorating our homes and selves with pumpkins and spookiness. We will have Jack-O-Lanterns availiable at the Plainfield Coop as well as at the farm through Halloween. Pumpkins will be on display outside of our barn when you pull in, priced individually based on weight ($0.60/lb), to be purchased on the Honor System if we are not immediately available.