Thursday, September 8, 2016

Notes from Your Farm: Fall Crops & Grapes

Hello from the Farm,   

Shareholder Pick-Up Times
Thursday 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Melons were our main crop during the month of August but now they have come to a complete stop in September.  It is sad to see them end with the last days of summer.  We also got a lot of feedback from you on what varieties you really liked and new ideas.  If you were not able to tell us your opinion about the melons please put it on the end of the season survey that will be handed out in November.  Oh, and I see seedless watermelons in your future!

Your Farmers finished transplanting the fall crops this week.  Can't wait for them to be mature enough to harvest!

United Way Day of Caring this Saturday
A heads up to the shareholders who pick up on Saturdays.  This Saturday Homefields will be having their United Day of Caring during pick up hours.  All this means is that you will see volunteers using machinery prepping the landscape here at Homefields.  This day is always a couple weeks before Homefields event Picnic in the Fields, which is perfect for making the landscape picnic ready.  Picnic in the Fields will be happening on Sunday, Sept. 25 (see more information below).  Come out and support Homefields!

Grape season has started here at the farm.  We will be having a limit on how many grapes can be picked throughout the season.

Full Share - 2 clusters
Half Share - 1 cluster

A cluster of grapes is when they are all bunched together on the same stem. Please only take a cluster and do not pick single grapes off the vine as your share.  The grapes are located in between the main section of the PYO Field and smaller section of the PYO Field. Our concord grapes do have seeds!

Meet your Farmers  
There will be no interview posted this week but there are more Farmers to know about!  An interview will be posted next week on 9/15.

Abendesson Bread
Sun-dried Tomato & Roasted Garlic Sourdough - $5 a loaf 

Homefields Events in September
Picnic in the Fields - Sunday, September 25 - Drop in between 11am & 2pm - Adults $25 or $30 at the door - 13-17 $10 - Under 12 Free -               At Homefields
Get tickets and see menu at

Homefields 20th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament - Friday, September 23 - 7am till 2pm - At Crossgates Golf Club
Get tickets at

Field Good Yoga   
"Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting Field Good Yoga!  I had so much fun leading these classes and practicing with everyone at the farm.  Hopefully we will see more yoga next season."  - Elizabeth 

Harvest List 
Potatoes - cut them in small pieces, add to boiling water until soft, smash them, add some herbs, and now you have mashed potatoes! yumm!

Onions - great to add to cooked potatoes, salad, or any other meal

Carrots - roast them, caramelize, carrot macaroni, or carrot cake! 

Edamame - you want to eat the seeds that are inside of the edamame pods. Garnish the seeds with spices and eat! 

Tomatoes - slice them, dice them, or just bite them.  I personally just eat them like an apple.

Peppers - eat raw, put in salads, sauteed, or stuff the peppers with hamburger and rice, delicious!

Eggplant - can be pan fried, grilled, or microwaved till tender

Garlic - bake, roast, boil, or eat it raw in salad.  Helps to prevent cancer, colds, and 
stabilizes cholesterol levels.

Dreaming of Fall Weather,

Your Farmers

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