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Rain rain go away. Come again another day (after I buy new rain boots because my current ones have a crack in them and the duct tape is only eh at keeping the water out and I hate having wet feet in wet shoes).

Despite my propensity for giving a monologue about my dislike of wet feet, I am very grateful the farm is in area where we don’t get head-on hurricanes – just the rain from the outer lying edges – and I can get away with having cracked boots.

Since it was raining pretty thoroughly when I took pictures this morning, I just hung out in the tunnels and store. Yes, yes, I know it stopped raining off and on throughout the day. But the phone signal doesn’t reach into the fields and for some bizarre reason, customers expect me to pick up when they call (during business hours). Go figure.

We’ve got new plantings of kirby and Persian cucumbers that starting to grow their babies. Perfect timing as the “old” planting is starting to wind down.

It is really hard to get side shots of bok choy when it’s growing. Even in the hydroponics house. So when I saw these just hanging out begging to have profile shots, I was happy to oblige. Looking at the picture now, I probably should have cleared off the dead leaves from when their neighbors were harvested. Oh well. Adds authenticity (just in case you were worried that the bok choy was fake or… something).

New plantings of kale, kale, and more kale went in this week.

It is amazing how fast kale grows when it’s happy with the weather. Just 2 weeks ago, these babies were just big enough to be transplanted out of their seeding cells and into big plant 4-packs (the same 4-packs you would buy kale plants in).

I think that’s cilantro on the far side by the white line.

You’d think we’d be accustomed to out-of-the-ordinary produce, but nope. Extra big, extra small, extra shaped, extra colored… they all get a “wow, cool” and a picture or 10.

I wandered into the store and found some ginormous white peaches and Fuji apples. So I took a picture. And another picture. And another. A professional photographer I am not because I really struggled to accurately depict their 4″+ size.

I’ve settled on a picture of 3 Fuji apples: a small one, a “normal” sized one, and a trying-to-masquerade-as-a-grapefruit one.

In case you couldn’t tell, the big one is on the left

Community event(s) that might interest you because I think they sound cool so – logically – you’ll think they’re cool too.

Live Animal Visit with Barn Hill Preserve at the Brandywine Hundred Library. September 25.

Sheet Composting Workshop by the University of Delaware and The Food Bank of Delaware. October 21.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Apple and Tomato Chutney

Mediterranean Eggplant Wraps

Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous 

Apple Fennel Stuffing

Apple Cake with Yogurt Frosting

Happy Eating!


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