Happy Autumn, Farm Friends,
We couldn’t ask for more beautiful weather here in northern Indiana! Cool nights for sleeping and warm, sunny days to finish off the growing season. Colors are slowly turning from green to gold with the shortening of the days. And best of all, the mosquitoes are disappearing! Evening supper on the deck is enjoyable once again!
Last weekend’s rain didn’t help our farmer’s market, but it was sorely needed for the gardens. This week the fresh salad greens are back – new buttercrunch and baby romaine lettuces and also arugula. We have a bag of beautiful Gala apples for you direct from Michigan. And, we’ll have more sweet potatoes and white potatoes this week, plus a few more end-of -summer tomatoes.
The herb garden is still supporting basil, oregano, sage, chives and fennel. Please let us know if you need herbs. Our hens are taking a break this week – no eggs. But you just might see a treat from our Bakery!
Can’t Stop Eating These… Are you a fan of sweet potato fries? They’re so easy to make at home. Simply scrub or peel the sweet potatoes and cut into thin strips, toss them in a large bowl with some olive oil, salt, pepper and a dash of paprika or a pinch of cayenne pepper, if desired. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment, and pop them in a pre-heated, hot (425 degrees) oven for about 20 minutes or until tender and browned. Stir them a couple of times during baking, and let them cool about 5 minutes before eating. These are a densely nutritious food, lower in fat than deep-fried potatoes, and high in Vitamin A. Enjoy!