Farm Update

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Happy fall, farmers. I hope you all have your flannel shirts, boots, and PSLs ready for the day it gets below 90 degrees. It’s almost time to sport those fall fashions, though I’ve seen quite a few students jumping the gun on it.

Autumn is my favorite season, largely because it’s so centered around FOOD. There always seems to be a reason to cook something up. It’s Thanksgiving. Gotta roast this turkey. It’s chilly out. Gotta make some soup. I have an exam tomorrow. Gotta bake some pumpkin muffins. But it’s not just the abundance of food that I love, it’s the warmth of all the fall flavors too. The squash, the pumpkins, the sweet potatoes, the veggie casseroles all warm the soul. Soon a host of delicious fall recipes will be available on the blog.

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If you’ve stopped by our farm stand on campus recently, you may have noticed we now only have a small variety of produce available. This is because of the weird in-between phase of summer and fall. There are a few of the very last fruits of summer  hanging on, but we’ve cleared a lot of farm space for our fall planting and are now awaiting the plant beds to produce. So though we currently do not have as great a variety for sale as usual, there will be a large selection to choose from come the cooler season.

Here are some things you can expect to find in the upcoming month(s):

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Bush beans
  • Carrots
  • Collard Greens
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Onions
  • Pole beans
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar daddy snap peas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • A variety of herbs

This Wednesday the farm stand will be moving to the East mall (MLK statue) from 10-2 for Campus Sustainability Day. This is a part of the larger, week-long Campus Sustainability Week. There will be other stands in the East mall that Wednesday as well for the sustainability fair, so come check it out and learn something new!

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