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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cardoons! Winter Squashes!! Brussels Sprouts!! Mustard Greens!! Sweet Potatoes!! Last of the Crosnes!!!

Well, the recessional continues, with crosnes (from Mountain Sweet Berry) disappearing after this week and the few heirloom tomatoes looking like candidates for Fried Green Tomatoes. Sycamore will continue to have field and greenhouse tomatoes for a couple of weeks and Shushan's hydroponic variety is looking pretty good, but Thanksgiving will probably see many farmers finishing for the year. The Grenada flavoring peppers so popular with Caribbean cooks is gone from Eckerton's table (although they do have cardoons!). Eckerton, Oak Grove, and others have interesting winter squashes -- some good for pies, others for soups and stews.

There are plenty of holiday offerings, including all kinds of large and small potatoes (Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, Paffenroth), many varieties of cauliflower (Bodhitree, Hodgeson, and others), braising greens, and carrots (Paffenroth). Eckerton and Oak Grove have many kinds of hot and flavoring peppers and have distinctly different choices, so hot pepper lovers still have a chance to enjoy some unique flavors. Bulich and Madura have a large variety of mushrooms.

Windfall Farm is bringing in apple pumpkin turnovers and pumpkin cupcakes in addition to their excellent mini, small, and large salad mixes and varieties of sprouts, and still have some edible flowers.

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