Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pumpkins are a gourd-like squash, but not all Squash are Pumpkins

With Halloween next week, remember to swing by the stand and grab a pumpkin from us!
As usual they're grown with no pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, or chemical fertilizers. You wouldn't want a poisoned jack-o-lantern. Think about all those seeds inside that are excellent roasted. We're selling the small ones at $3 each, or 2 for $5. Larger pumpkins for $10. Considering the local bodega in Manhattan is probably asking 20 bucks a piece, surprise, our stand is a bargain.

With the cooler weather our salad greens, lettuce, and root veggies are tasting incredible. Swing by and see us!
Every Wednesday & Saturday 8am-6pm
16th St & Union Square West

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our First Frost-Coming Soon

This is what we may wake up to at the farm, Monday morning. Morse took this photo in October 2003, and surely it will be repeated in the near future. Fall is officially here and with it comes cooler weather.

Squash blossoms, squash, tomatoes, basil, and other warm weather produce will be replaced with carrots, radishes, potatoes, turnips and more in the coming weeks.

"Some things better, others won't exist...Greens become sweeter." Morse
Pitts, October 2nd

Lettuces, kale and salad greens become heartier and even more tasty. Semposi a leafy green similar to a collard, yet sweeter and more tender, is a really good cooking green thats in season. We just sauteed some in our eggs for todays late breakfast!

Corazon taste-testing Semposi leaves that we used for our meal.