The skies don't lie; Autumn is fast approaching. The same cool night temperatures that will usher out the basil and summer squash will sweeten the kale, fatten the roots, and give us lush greens to look forward to. We have already begun to harvest winter squash, and wait until you see the size of the Napa cabbages!
The pace of the farm is noticeably slower now. This is in part because the coming of Fall also marks the end of the Student Internship Program for most who are participating in it. Their energy, hard work, curiosity, and insights (and willingness to participate in epic tomato harvests) have enlivened the space and all who come here. Truly an important and unquantifiable addition to the farm. And a reminder of our farm's roots in education, a crucial part of its core values and mission.
On Thursday, September 15th, we're gathering to celebrate that mission and support Chrysalis
, the educational branch of the farm. Our Peas Turn Up the Beet - EVEN LOUDER
event at Cornman Farms will feature delicious local food, delightful local music (from the likes of the Billy King Band
), a great silent auction, and, of course, our community! With a history as rich as ours, there is a lot to celebrate! We hope to see you there.
In the meantime, cozy up and start imagining the multitude of ways to enjoy the starches and stews of Fall.