Thursday, 29 September 2016

Time to Settle in for Fall

My kitchen smells absolutely wonderful.  Carol and I have been making salsa for jars all morning, it’s simmering now.  I’ll cut up some fresh cilantro to toss in and will put it all up for future.  Granola is made.  Pesto is made.  Fresh Salsa will be tomorrow’s project.  As those of you who ordered Fresh Salsa last week know, I found the price for the small container to be too much so I gave you more than originally said.  I don’t like to use plastic any more than I already do so the Fresh Salsa is priced differently and is now in a jar.  Please refrigerate and eat within 5 to 7 days for freshness.   

Fall is such a beautiful time of year.  There’s something quite settling about it.  The chipmunks and squirrels are collecting their stash of acorns for the winter.  I miss the songbirds though.  It’s so quiet without them.  The blue jays, finches and chickadees have taken their place in the trees and at the feeders.  The frogs in the pond are turning dark brown getting ready to hunker down under the leaves at the bottom.  The leaves are definitely taking their time turning.  They’ll need a few cold snaps for this to happen.  The tomato and pepper plants are losing their luster, not so much from cold but more from lack of sunlight.  It’s easy to notice these darker mornings and early-come evenings. 

It's a pretty big deal to cover and uncover each morning and 
evening (over an hour each time)
so I've decided to leave the covers on, just in case.

The Greenhouse is again the favourite place to be on these
chilly mornings.  It certainly wasn't a month ago when it
 was so blazing hot you could barely breathe.  

Consider some or all of the following fresh foods for your table this week:

Chard  $3/bag
Garlic  $3 and $2 each  depending on the size – please specify when ordering - thanks  
Herbs:  Citrus Thyme, Dill, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Sage, Savory, Sorrel, Thyme  $2/bunch or $5/mixed bag
Kale – limited amounts for now  $3/bag
Onions, white, yellow  $2.50/pound  
Peppers, Alma Paprika  $4/pound  
Peppers, Sweet  $4/pound
Tomatoes  $3 pound  
Tomatoes, cherry  $4 pound  
Turnip  Purple Top White Globe, large  $3/pound.

Tomato Sauce  $6 500/mL jar:  Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic, Sweet Peppers, Hot Pepper, Basil and/or Parsley and/or Oregano all grown here, Organic Olive Oil and Sea Salt not grown here.  The sauce is sealed in jars and will keep for a year on the shelf.

With Thanksgiving weekend on our doorstep, I also have Granola made with pumpkin pie spice as well as some with cinnamon
Granola, with fruit (cherries and blueberries) $8 /500mL jar
Granola, with nuts and fruit (cashews, walnuts and cranberries) $10 /500mL jar

Pesto  $4.50 /125mL jar (organic basil grown here, parmesan cheese, organic olive oil, walnuts, organic garlic grown here, sea salt, pepper)

Salsa, made fresh to be eaten right away (organic/heirloom tomatoes, onions, garlic and jalapeno peppers all grown here, fresh cilantro, a bit of lime juice and salt)  $3 / 250mL This is not sealed for shelf-life.  Those jars will come at a later date.

Sprouts:  $3/bag
Sandwich Booster  (clover, alfalfa, radish and mustard)  
Spring Salad Mix  (broccoli, radish, alfalfa & clover) 

Day Brighteners is a non-certified organic farm, where we practice sustainability and environmentally-friendly farming.  We use non-GMO seeds and products and take pride in all we do.  You are very welcome to drop by most days, but if it’s picking/packing/delivery day you take your chances on the tour.  Calling or emailing first is a good idea.  We do appreciate your business very much and would like to hear from you with any comments you have.  

If you'd like to purchase any of the above items, I'd be happy to provide them if available after our regular customers have ordered.  Perhaps you might like to be added to our Weekly Delivery List.  I send my email out every Wednesday, collect orders Thursdays and deliver Fridays (or another day convenient to us and you if you're not too close to home).  See Contact information and email or call me.  Thanks.
Until next post, have a great every day.  

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