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We are right in the deep end of Thanksgiving planning {{ subscriber.first_name }}, so this email is REALLY going to be just random pictures. ‘Cause any thoughts that aren’t numbers, birds, desserts, or sides are really hard for the brain to hold onto right now. (My 8th grade English teacher just popped up out of thin air to point out that I just used “really” emphatically in two sentences in a row… and to pick a different word. But it’s Thanksgiving time so I’m sticking with “really”).

Random picture of fennel seedlings to serve as a logical topic transition

Ok, life is just not fair. I took this picture of the calendula and previewing it on my phone and computer, I was like, “oh my gosh, this is gorgeous. The orange tips stand out, the yellow petals are so rich, and the water droplets? Swoon.” And then I upload the picture to the email and it’s a bit washed out! Don’t get me wrong, it’s still pretty. But it’s not stunning. So here’s just a regular ol’ picture of calendula, not a stunning picture of calendula :/

The Thanksgiving brussels are looking good. If you’ve never seen a brussels plant before, yes, they grow on a great big stalk. The brussels at the bottom size up first, so if you decide to grow your own, you don’t have to cut the whole stalk down. Just harvest the big ones at the bottom. And then when the middle ones are good sized, you can harvest those. And so on and so on. That way instead of having a whole bunch of brussels all at once, you’ll be able to pick enough for a meal several times over a couple months.

Sometimes we harvest the brussels individually and sometimes we harvest the stalk and let you get them off the stalk.

Just look at all the variations of green here! (Ignore the red stalk; the Swiss chard was trying to make up for being in the back). This could totally be a background picture on a website.

Speaking of websites, did you see we re-did ​ours​? Still working out the kinks, because it never fails that you don’t see a problem until it’s published. Seriously, we went through it sooooo many times. “Ok, looks good, let’s publish.” Publish…. and immediately see we have a stock photo of a random place instead of our farm. Le sigh. I think it looks pretty cool, but if there’s something glaringly missing or confusing or not working, let us know!

And lastly, and probably the coolest out of all the pictures… here are some sticks in pots.

Kidding. Sort of. These are fig tree cuttings that will hopefully take root over the winter.

Thanksgiving Week Hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday 11/20-11/22: Open 9-6
  • Thursday 11/23: Closed
  • Friday 11/24: Open 9-6
  • Saturday 11/25: Open 9-5

Events I Think Sound Cool

​Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival​. November 12. Howard County Fairgrounds.

​Kids Cook Thanksgiving Treats​. November 18. Wayne Art Center.

​Gardening for Wildlife Senses Lecture​. November 19. Scott Arboretum.

​Gingerbread House Creations​. December 3. Delaware Museum of Nature & Science.

Seasonal Inspiration

​Cranberry Fruit Salad​

​Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese​

​Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Pecans, and Maple Syrup​

​Cheesy Potato & Cauliflower Casserole​

​Stuffing with Swiss Chard and Caramelized Onions​

​Apple Cranberry Cake

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