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Farm News for Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Star Hollow Farm
Adams Morgan FARM MARKET & CSA

notes for the week of
Saturday, October 20, 2018
on Instagram@starhollowfarm.pa

Hello all!

APPLE FESTIVAL. First of all, before I forget... The Adams Morgan Apple Festival will be the final Saturday of this month (the 27th) at the Farmers Market. It includes sampling of many apple varieties and an apple pie contest. One of our CSA members has even been a winner of the contest!


[photo] Scene from a recent year's apple festival.

Hope you've all had a good week. This seems to have been the year with a long summer, early winter, and no Fall. I've been telling you they weren't calling for a freeze until Thanksgiving, which was true until last Friday when I guess a cold front developed, and now it's supposed to frost tomorrow night. But as I said before, most of the frost-sensitive crops are all but done anyway (eggplant, okra, tomatillos, tomatoes). This week is the last of our sweet peppers, so get 'em while they're here, or you'll have a long wait for the next ones!

Volunteer thanks!
Thanks much to Milos, our volunteer last Saturday at the truck. You are appreciated and it was fun to have you there!

This week's produce will include.. (new/back,end)

  • Greens: arugula, Asian greens mix, cabbage, chard, bunched dandelions, kale (several), Romaine lettuce, spicy mix & spinach (2 size packs!).
  • Veggies: beets (2), broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, garlic, horseradish, kohlrabi, onions, peppers (bells, Cornos, mini-sweets & chiles), potatoes, radishes (French Breakfast, Daikon & watermelon), scallions, shallots, sunchokes (plus a pickle pack), sweet potatoes & winter squashes (4 kinds).
  • Herbs: Sampler, cilantro, garlic chives, dill, lemon balm, Thai lemongrass, mint, parsley & sorrel.
  • Fruit: Apples; Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Crispin & Stayman Winesap apples.
  • Eggs & Cheese: eggs, plus the usual cheeses. Back are goat ash logs & demi sec.
  • Miscellany: honey & apple cider.

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Hope at least a few things on the list look or sound good to you this week! Have a good one and hope to see you Saturday.

Thanks for your support,
Randy, Chris & Sam
your Star Hollow Farmers


[photo] It's looking (and feeling) a lot more like winter every day now.

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