So much more to come!
With a pretty hard frost in the area last night, the only remaining vegetables in our traditional soil garden are the onions. I was able to get out there earlier this week and harvest the remaining cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans and habanero peppers. For the very first time, I'm going to try my hand at refrigerator pickles. I enjoy good pickles so much that I've been intimidated by the fact that they may not turn out if I make them. So why waste perfectly good cucumbers?! But this is the year, and I think they're going to be great! I looked up some recipes on good ol' Pinterest, will set out on finding dill at this kind of late stage, and fortunately have jars/lids on hand (I hear there's a shortage of those supplies). By the end of the weekend, mission accomplished...hopefully!
Things are a little different inside the greenhouse 😊 We took a really hard hit this summer from the extreme heat. It was very sad and pretty unfortunate. We're hoping for a few more really good harvests before we close shop for the winter, though. The tomato and green pepper plants are still producing, and I've planted a couple of cucumbers that are already showing beautiful signs of life. Having basically started over with the lettuce, and there being 7 or so weeks left of the @cambridgefarmersmarketmn, you have definitely not seen the last of us. There's so much more to come!
A constant producer is the variety of microgreens we grow. Intense nutritional value and flavor, these little gems are a real treat! Although I wasn't able to get mustard seeds on my last order (out of stock) and decided to discontinue the sweet peas (takes a very long time to harvest), there is still a fantastic variety available: radish, kale, broccoli, and sunflower seed. Each with its' own portfolio of nutrition and health benefits, not to mention their amazing flavors! So easy to add to your daily meal plan and worth the effort of trying something new.
Slide through these pictures taken in the greenhouse just this morning. Even though I've decided to take a much needed Saturday off from the @cambridgefarmersmarketmn this weekend, I will be back next Saturday.
I hear it's the city wide garage sale in Cambridge tomorrow, so if you're heading out, be sure to stop at City Center Market parking lot to check out the vendors that will be at the farmers market, still offering many terrific items. There's plenty of produce still available, gorgeous flowers, pasture raised poultry cuts, amazing baked goods, apples, eggs, canned products, scrubbies, masks, succulents, and don't forget the fall squash, pumpkins and sunflowers for decorating. So much to choose from!
If I don't talk with you or see you before next weekend, have a great week, stay safe and healthy. As always, thank you so much for your support! It means more than you know!
BTW - did you know there's going to be a winter market in Cambridge this year?! It will be held twice per month on Saturday mornings, located inside City Center mall. Do you think I should participate with the microgreens? They're such a fantastic way to keep fresh greens in your diet through the winter! Let me know what you think.