We got this note from Zeke this week and it so perfectly expresses the gratitude of our partner farmers that I thought we should share it. So on this Thanksgiving weekend you and your family can not only bask in the delight and deliciousness of the fall harvest – but also in the gratitude and joy you bring to all of these partner farmers up here in Vermont simply by eating and loving the fruits of their labor and love. Happy Thanksgiving –
“This will be our last week, my packing help will be leaving to go home. I began growing fruit 40 years ago for my children and then, as time went on, for more people (and eventually grandchildren); I have always wanted to have a connection with the people who will be receiving our fruit. It takes so much work to grow this fruit, I’ll start pruning the day after Thanksgiving and will finish around mid April; just in time to begin planting new trees. This is all done by hand, pruning, planting, caring for the trees, harvesting, packing. So much work and care go into each year’s harvest. We want you to enjoy this fruit, we want to dazzle you with flavors you never expected. We want to continue and celebrate the cultural tradition of these apples from centuries past. Thanks for letting us be a part of this wonderful idea of Farmers To You.”
~Zeke – Scott Orchards, Dummerston, Vermont
There is a chill in the air, but thanks to season extension with greenhouses, we have fresh salad greens in late November!
- Salad Mix – Unity Farm
- Romaine Lettuce – Miskell’s Premium Organics
- Red Leaf Lettuce – Dog River Farm
Warm up and make a nice pot of soup featuring sweet squashes, root vegetables and alliums:
- Buttercup, Butternut, Baby Hubbard, Red Kabocha
- Sweet Potatoes, Banana Fingerlings, Parsnips
- Yellow Onions, Leeks, Red Onions and Garlic
And of course you can always add turkey to these!
Jaiel of Kettle Song Farm is away visiting other vegetable farmers in Cuba this week so we will not have her Brussels sprouts again till the week after next.
If you missed your Thursday Bread last week – don’t forget to add it back to your order this week.
Red’s Best has freshly caught:
Early birds get the worm when it comes to special meat cuts because they are limited stock.
Snug Valley Pork:
Tamarack VT Sheep Farm:
David and Michelle at Valicenti Organico have some delicious offerings: