The Sweetest Season

DaveFallKaleHarvestEarly November is still a heavy harvesting season on the farm, and our harvest crew is hopping. We’re still bringing in fresh greens every day, plus digging a lot of root veggies & tubers that we’re stashing away for the long winter months. Harvesting is some of the most satisfying work on the farm, which is one of the reasons we call this time of year the Sweetest Season. All our planning and hard work throughout the whole year is coming to fruition.

The vegetables in season now are also some of the sweetest we grow. Leafy greens like Lettuce and Kale actually get sweeter with cold weather. Chilly nights signal our crops to produce more sugar in their leaves to prevent the water in their cells from freezing (and bursting the cells, causing the plants to die).cropped-lwf11.jpgRoot veggies like Carrots bump up sugar production in their roots as a way to store enough energy to make it through the winter. When we harvest these crops now, in this window of time in the late fall, we capture all that sweetness. But like everything on the farm, we have to savor it now, because the sun sets quickly on this moment.

2018 FTT tractor sunset

Fall Gardening Special!

Attention growers & gardeners! We’re having a sale on all our Certified Organic Coast of Maine stock: 25% off on mulches, composts & top soil! In stock currently:

COM organic growers pic

Thanksgiving Pies from Bushel + Crumb are returning!

unnamed-1Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re menu-planning already! If you’d like to outsource dessert this year, we’ll have Bushel + Crumb’s fabulous pies available again.

Choices will be:

  • Caramel Apple Cranberry
  • Wild Maine Blueberry Maple
  • unnamed-2Sweet Potato & Coconut Custard (so good!)
  • Classic Pumpkin
  • Salted Honey Walnut
  • Savory Winter Squash with Caramelized Onions (not a dessert pie, but excellent nevertheless!)

unnamedWe’ll have them available for sale on the Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, or you can pre-order to guarantee you get exactly the types and quantities you want. The pre-order deadline is Thursday, Nov. 15th.