Monday, October 25, 2010

Potatoes Harvested!

The potatoes are in! Cooperative weekend weather and a work crew – including Grandma Wanda Metzger – filled the cellar with five varieties of organic potatoes.
We'll be selling them in 5-lb. bags.
We purchased our certified organic seed from Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine. The descriptions are theirs.
BUTTE RUSSETS – highest in Vitamin C and protein. Great baked, mashed, or fried.
CAROLA – a sunny yellow potato from Germany boasting a smooth, creamy texture and exceptional flavor. Suitable for baking or frying.
ROSE GOLD – the best of the red-skinned golden-fleshed potatoes. A mildly dry potato that is perfect baked, steamed or in creamy soups. Unsurpassed taste
REDDALE – striking red potato with fine, moist flesh. Delicious boiled, baked or Au Gratin.
RED CLOUD – beautiful crimson potato is uncommonly dry and delicious baked or boiled. Extra good keeper.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

From Summer To Fall

Often by the time of the autumnal equinox, we've already had a frost here on Crandall Hill but his year, we sailed right through until October. Son Joseph stopped for a cup of coffee early this morning before heading into the woods for archery season and reported a sheen of frost on the porch.
I still have a few baskets of tomatoes awaiting attention but now we're looking at harvesting potatoes, beets, carrots and shallots before the temperatures dip lower and lower.
Arthur brought in the winter squashes and pumpkins yesterday. Are you looking for a pumpkin? We have many sizes and shapes from which to choose. Call or e-mail us!
I'll post some pictures.