The Boston Local Food Festival is Saturday, October 1st and Farmers To You is going to be there. We sure hope that you will join us and bring along a friend (Our referral program is still in effect). We will have adelectable array of some of the best Vermont has to offer, and there will be over 100 other local food vendors and services at this show. Don’t miss it.
The Blog is Expanding
The Farmers To You Blog has been up for less than a month and we are thrilled with our partners who are willing to share their experiences both with Farmers To You and their relationship with food.
These are your neighbor’s voices. If you would like to contribute to our community, or if you have a relevant blog to link up on the blogroll, send an email to Will Forest .
Can’t Make it to a Pick-up Site?
While we try to make our pick-up times as convenient as possible, we know that it can be hard to get away from the home or office. This is where our partners at Metro Pedal Power come into play. They are our first stop on Wednesdays and fan out over a wide area to make deliveries right to you.
Check out their delivery area. Chances are they ride right by you. Help reduce traffic and lessen our carbon footprint.
New This Week
- Gold Potatoes – Valley Dream Farm
- Acorn Squash – River Berry Farm
- Buttercup Squash – River Berry Farm
- Pie Pumpkin – River Berry Farm
- Ground Turkey - Misty Knoll
- Boneless Turkey Breast - Misty Knoll - great sliced for sandwiches
- Hot Peppers
- Cherry Tomatoes
The Autumnal Equinox occurred early this morning (Friday, September 23) at around 5 am Eastern Daylight Time. It is officially Fall, a time when our ancestors “put up” for the long winter ahead. Canning, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating were all forms of storage that allowed our great, great grandparents to live through the winter in colder climes.
By the Biodynamic Planting Calendar, today is also a “Leaf” Day, a good time to collect your mint and lemon balm to dry for winter teas.
It’s also time to feed our honey bees “Bee Tea,” made with a combination of thyme leaves, dandelion root, and chamomile flowers. This concoction builds the honey bee immune system, and the thyme, in particular, helps to reduce the mite population. The bees love the tea, as they too prepare for the long winter ahead.
It is a time of great change.
With appreciation and gratitude,
The Team at Farmers To You
Will, Eva, Greg, Pete, and growing!