Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Big Red Farm Stand, Wednesday September 17, 1-5pm

Hello friends,
Squash harvesting crew

Yes, it's really fall!  We've been turning off the air conditioners at home, and our farm crew has been digging potatoes, curing and cleaning garlic and onions, harvesting winter squash, and prepping for fall and winter cover crops (and, lest we forget, picking tomatoes -- bulk tomatoes ARE still available, so send us an email if you want some!).  The farm stand table hasn't quite changed seasons yet, but the process is starting this week with a few acorn and delicata squashes.  This is terrific squash-roasting weather!  Thanks to Kim Kalkus's spinning class, as well as our own farm crew, for their great work harvesting this week.

Also this week at the farm stand: lettuce is hanging in there after all, our many varieties of hot peppers are ripening, and we'll have tasty Kennebec potatoes.  Next week: lettuce mix, butternut squash, and... maybe... watermelons?

ON THE FARM: Farm party and potluck, Saturday, 9/20

We hope you'll join us for a farm party and potluck dinner this Saturday,September 20th, from 5:00pm until dark.  We'll welcome fall with good food, good drinks, and good company.  Come on out and...
  • Tour the farm and surrounding fields on a hay wagon pulled by our vintage tractor!
  • Taste and compare about 10 varieties of heirloom tomatoes!
  • Pick your own cherry tomatoes!
  • Pick your own flowers!
  • Enjoy fresh Village Farms sweet corn on the grill!
  • Bring a dish and/or beverage to share, plus plates and cutlery for you and your family!
If you've never been to the farm, this is a great opportunity to see where your veggies are coming from, meet a sheep face to face, and check out one of the Lawrenceville School campus's best kept secrets.  If you have been to the farm, you know it's a beautiful place to hang out on a nice afternoon -- the weather forecast for Saturday calls for sun and highs in the 70s!  Hope to see you there.

Freshly dug potatoes

This has quickly become one of my favorite curries to make at home.  It goes together very quickly, and everyone in the family likes it.  {Minced Lamb with Potatoes}

And, as the eggplant keeps rolling in, how about some nice, smoky Baba Ghanouj?  (Although, as I recently learned, I'm using the wrong name for it...)  {Baba Ghanouj or Moutabbal}


This week we hope to have the following available from 1pm to 5pm in front of Pop Hall:
  • Beets (red and gold) - $2.50 bunch
  • Carrots - $2.50 bunch
  • Eggplant - $3.00 lb
  • Flowers - $5.00 bouquet
  • Garlic - $1.00 bulb
  • Red Russian Kale - $2.50 bunch
  • Green or Red Lettuce - $2.50 head
  • Romaine Lettuce (limited quantity) - $3.00 head
  • Mint - $1.50 bunch
  • Okra (limited quantity) - $2.50 pt
  • Onions - $2.00 lb
  • Sweet Peppers - $3.00 lb
  • Assorted Hot Peppers - 2/$1.00
  • Kennebec Potatoes - $3.50 qt
  • Rainbow Chard - $2.50 bunch
  • Cherry Tomatoes - $3.50 pt
  • Heirloom Tomatoes - $3.50 lb
  • 'Juliet' Mini-Plum Tomatoes - $4.00 qt
  • Roma Tomatoes - $2.50 lb
  • Slicing Tomatoes - $2.50 lb
  • Sweet Corn (from Village Farms) - 2/$1.00
  • Sweet Potatoes (limited quantity) - $4.00 qt


The farm stand is located right in front of Pop Hall, at the top of the stairs that lead down into the Bowl. Enter campus by the main gate on Route 206 (opposite the Lawrenceville Post Office and Craven Lane) and bear right into the circle. Bear right again at the fork in the road and continue straight until you see the Farm Stand signs.

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