This first Friday of September has been very productive. We have farm bag number seven ready for pick up and are thrilled that everyone will be able to taste the beauty of late summer in their meals. It is funny how I start out a week wondering if we are going to have enough, to deliver the variety and quantity that I want to. Then, by the time we are ready for people to pick up, the fridge is bursting and I am jotting handwritten notes on my typed contents list to add on extra goodies. This week's bag has three types of tomatoes, tomatillos, beets, eggplant, enough green beans to freeze a few batches after eating fresh, and some of the first new potatoes and peppers.
As I walked around the property last night, I noticed many of the elderberry bushes were heavy with ripe berries, ready for picking. So this morning we also spent a little time downtown at a great shop called D P Wiggly. We got an impromptu lesson on wine making and bought the necessities for getting our first batch put down. The first steps have been completed, but this topic deserves it's own post, so there will be more soon.
We also canned our first jars of roasted tomatoes this season and blanched more green beans for the freezer. All in all a great way to beat the heat on this 92 degree Friday.