What’s In The Bag, Tuesday, Oct 23

Those of us at Granite Springs Farm are appreciating the welcomed respite from summer’s high heat and buzzing activity. Indeed, our farm-helping friends trickle in later in the morning than before with coffee in hand. We share weekend stories and muffin recipes before discussing the day’s work. There’s less urgency to turn on irrigation because the rains from several days ago still soak our soil; the sun’s waning intensity means moisture holds in the ground longer.

Our shift into Autumn demonstrates the natural flow of the seasons’ cycles. Whether you’re a farmer or an office 9-to-5-er, we often experience an activity through the summer that is so rapid, we find ourselves in September wondering how it had all passed. As the days shorten and the air cools, we’re reminded to slow down and prepare for winter’s rest. Now is the time to store our energy, prepare our shelter(s) for harsher weather, reflect, and dream of new projects for the spring – when life begins its cycle again.

We want to share this cycle with you, dear friends, express our appreciation for all the support you’ve given us, and ask for your assistance in preparing our farm for winter. Please join us THIS SUNDAY for an Autumn work party and potluck!

Sunday, October 28
266 Granite Springs, Pittsboro
6 miles north on Highway 87

1 pm: Work party! We will be digging sweet potatoes, getting the second layer of plastic on the hoop house, splitting wood, and more.
5 pm: Potluck! Bring a dish of your fancy.
6 pm: Bonfire, hayrides and pumpkin carving!

What’s In The Bag for Tuesday peeps:

(apologies for the delay – we thought the blog had posted yesterday!)
* Red Kuri Squash – see previous posts for details
* Pac Choy – see previous posts for details
* Collards – they’re so big, we couldn’t fit them into the cooler bags!
* Beet Greens – gorgeous deep red leaves; a colorful addition to a salad or stir-fry
* Turniplets – we’ve been enjoying these juicy, crispy guys on top of salads
* Lettuce – all of our lettuce is growing well in the hoop house and we’ve just planted more!

Bon Appetit
and see you this weekend!

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