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Fresh Harvest for October 6th

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John Drury
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“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” $1 off your order if you can recite the next line without Googling. I was clueless. There are chestnuts available this week in 1 or 5 lb. packages from Caney Fork Farms. To learn more about their farm, their website is: Besides an open fire, you can also pan fry chestnuts in butter or lard.

Another new item for Fresh Harvest this week is Elderberry Syrup from Pig and Leaf Farm. It sounds very healthy and tasty. Edible pod peas and purple hull peas are in abundance this week. It looks like we can resume using the oven and venturing outside to grill, but maybe the weather gods are just teasing us.

I’ve been growing sweet potatoes for many years. When initially reading the instructions in the Manual, it said to clip the vines by the first frost and begin the harvest. After planting them in May, I was diligent in cutting the vines by the middle of October. What I discovered was that if you let them grow that long you will have some really mammoth sweet potatoes. SOME growers like the Hershbergers harvest their potatoes early in September in order not to have 5 lb. potatoes like me. This year I began to harvest them at the beginning of October, a month before the first frost and I still have some real honkers. It looks like it will be a good harvest with plenty of normal size potatoes. The good news is that we will be able to give a lot of poundage of taters to the Nashville Food Project.

I am setting up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.

Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.