October 9, 2020

For those who keep an eye on the weather, the big news at the moment is Hurricane Delta. It’s causing plenty of damage further south, but the remnants of the storm may actually be quite welcome here. My soil has been too dry pretty much all the time for months now. It’s certainly too dry at the moment for fall cover crops to come up properly.

In anticipation of seeing some real rain — and on the assumption that the weather is likely to mean fewer customers tomorrow — I spent much of the day sowing cover crops rather than harvesting. The result, I’m afraid, is a rather skimpy selection for tomorrow’s table. Plenty of squash and sweet potatoes, but not a lot of other things.

This week’s items

Items we plan to have at the market this week (an asterisk indicates unusually limited quantities):

  • Beans, Dry (Tiger’s Eye)
  • Cowpeas, Dry (Black Crowder and Whippoorwill)
  • Granola* (Cushaw Pecan)
  • Microgreens (Pea shoots)
  • Squash, winter (Kabocha, Lunga di Napoli, Metro Butternut, Sonca, and others)
  • Sweet potatoes (Orleans)

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