WHEN 4.2 BILLION PEOPLE went outdoors Sunday night to stare at the sky, they spoke in mystical tones about the Blood Moon, the Supermoon, and the apocalyptic lunar tetrad.
Farm Fans were different. You instantly recognized the celestial Superpumpkin through your farm-colored glasses. Yes, Loyal Farmketeers, that is why we love you so.
New this week: 14 kinds of apples to pick! Jonagold, Spartan, Autumn Gala, Snowsweet, Empire, Macoun, Early Fuji, Sir Prize, Fortune, Spigold, Prairie Spy, Nova Spy, Mac, and Cortland. You can also get Honeycrisp Apples at the stand for only $2.25 a pound!
Get “Number 2” Macs and Bartletts for only 99¢/lb! These are good fruits that simply didn’t make display grade for aesthetic reasons such as blemishes. Perfect for canning, cooking, saucing, snacking, and more.
‘Tis the Season of the Sauce! Apple sauce! A notably healthful customer who runs marathons made this great stuff from Indian Creek apples picked by her kids. No sugar added. (But truthfully it needed a little more cinnamon. Oh well, you can’t win ’em all, Champ!)
What is the sound of farming in the rain? Squish, squash, squish, squash. New this week, the first winter squash: delicata, sweet dumpling, and acorn. Also get mini-pumpkins and “ghost” mini-pumpkins (white).
Rain or shine, should be a fun weekend at the farm. You’ve pretty much kicked the veggies, but there are apples galore, pumpkins a-plenty, cider, donuts, and fresh air. If you happen to be downtown this weekend, find us at the Apple Festival. Otherwise, hope to see you at The ‘Creek.