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Fall Bounty and Harvest Festival on Saturday 9/27

Posted 9/24/2014 11:37am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

As the daylight grows shorter and school and scheduling get back into full swing, you may forget that this time of year is still cranking out produce! The White Barn Farmstand is still open all week through October 25: Tuesday to Friday 12pm to 6pm. Saturdays 10am to 2pm. Beginning in November the farmstand moves to the barn - Fridays 12 to 6, Saturdays 10 to 2.

We have those first tender harvests of kale and swiss chard. A side of greens sauteed with garlic and olive oil is quick, simple, and satisfying. Peppers and Eggplants are still trucking along. I wrote about how to grill those two in my email to the Boxed CSA - I got inspired at an Al Forno cooking class. I was also raving about Martha Stewart's Seasonal Produce Recipe Guide. There are great ideas for using some of our less common fall specialties: Fennel, Frisee, and Bok Choy. We have Napa Cabbage on the farmstand - crunchy delight! And if you have not tried the little orange Yummy Peppers - you must. 

You've probably spotted the orange orbs from the road! Yes! Our organic winter squash/pumpkin patch was a success this year! We have Acorn, Delicata, Sugar Pumpkins, and even a few Spaghetti Squash for your culinary delight. There are big Jack-O-Lanterns and little Jack-be-Little decorative pumpkins. We even have a sampling of white pumpkins this year. Butternut squash and a few other types that need to be cured before selling will be appearing a little later.

That brings me to my next announcement! We are having a Harvest Festival at the farm this Saturday! We will have pumpkin picking from 2pm to 5pm, right in our back field. Our farmstand will be open late, until 6pm (normally 10-2 on Saturdays). There will also be farm tours leaving a gathering point in front of the barn at 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30. Last but certainly not least, there will be live music to enjoy. Tickets are $15, Kids under 10 are free. No dogs. No smoking. Feel free to bring a picnic, chair, blanket. Parking is at the farmstand. Please be cautious and courteous crossing over to the farm. Our volunteers will help direct parking and street crossing.

We are a small family farm trying to maintain this prime agricultural land for food growing and open space.  All profits of this festival go toward maintaining our existence. Thank you for your support, as always!