Thursday, August 26, 2010

Notes from Your Farm Aug 26

Hello from the farm!

Cool nights and shorter days--the fall season approaches. This week: we spotted a pumpkin with some orange on it! mowed down the melon and early crop fields that were finished, had a flat tire on the mower that we run behind the tractor, had the inverter fail on the seeder, found a huge black snake, the second of the season, but only the second snake we've seen here in ten years, did hoeing in the cabbage family field, planted the last of the season's seeds to go in the ground for fall harvest and we will dig the last of the carrots tomorrow. That's some of what goes on here in the space of a few days, but not nearly all of it. Tomatoes are doing great! Here is a recipe for tomato salad:

Marinated Tomato Salad Recipe


  • 5 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large shallow dish, layer the tomatoes and mushrooms. In a bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic, parsley and salt. Pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Colorful Peppers

Lots of Peppers!

The Midway Point:
Although it is almost September, we are only at the half way point for the harvest season. Our season typically ends the second week of November, so a lot of good eating to do yet between now and Thanksgiving. The Farm Fall Potluck will be Saturday October 9th in the evening, with more details as the date draws closer. Have a good week and enjoy!


Scott Breneman
Farm Manager
Goodwilll at Homefields Farm
PO Box 38
150 Letort Rd
Millersville, PA 17551
P: 717-871-3110

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