Friday, November 8, 2013

Foggy Harvest for Charlotte Market!

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Yesterday we woke to a foggy moist morning.  There was a hint of chill in the occasional breeze, but mostly the warmish, damp air had a strangely spring-like feel to it.  With the last several dry weeks the moist air made all the birds sing adding to the spring-like mood.  We even heard a few frogs in the brush toward the creek.  Not a strong chorus, but a definite light chirring of the end of season frogs.

Wet and grey weather makes for perfect harvest conditions.  We don’t have to worry about greens wilting in minutes and they stay fresh all morning.  We picked swiss chard, kale, collards, cabbage, carrots, and turnips.  As we returned to the barn the predicted cold front was already moving in.  Dry air, clear blue sky, a chill breeze picked up.  This morning we woke to a frost.  We still have beets, scallions, radish, and lettuce to harvest.  But we can harvest them quickly in the now dry winterish air and not worry about wilting. 

Come out to the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market onYorkmont road to find us Saturday morning 8-noon.  We’ll have a full mix of kale, chard, collards, cabbage, carrots, beets, radish, and even tomatoes and peppers harvested before the frost.
 Also give our pastured raised, certified organic fed, GMO free pork, chicken, beef, and lamb a try. We’ll have our delicious lean sausage with several great flavors, breakfast sausage, bratwurst, mild-Italian, and chorizo.  Also, thick cut, moist, flavorful pork chops and melt in your mouth pork roasts for the oven and crock-pot.  

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