Lately the kitchen has been full of pumpkins, elderberries, raspberries and the last of the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. The rainy weather has made canning a priority and always lifts my spirits. Although time consuming, the end result is not only scrumptious but beautiful too. This is where the open cupboards would be perfect....lining up all your canned goods, so you can be memorized by their beauty and reminded of how blessed in food we are.
Fall is usually my favorite time of year, but I will admit the seemingly endless rainy days have been a bit of a drag. Of course we are not afraid to work in the rain, but so much rain makes even little tasks challenging. Harvesting leeks was a laugh...nearly losing our boots with every step!! Luckily we got in the last of the roots and other produce before the muck really set in!! We tried to clear off as much mud as we could, but don't be alarmed if you find a chunk here or there stuck to your spuds : )
I hope you find that Thanksgiving fills your heart and mind with all you are thankful for. I am thankful for this farm and the ability to grow food for my community. And I am thankful for a community that appreciates the goodness Little Ridge Farm brings. Eating local is a conscious decision that positively affects so many and I am so thankful you have chose to do so!
This month's bounty: lettuce, kale/tat soi, potato, sweet potato, winter squash, celeriac, fennel radish, kohl rabi, carrot, beet, onion, leek, cabbage, parsnip, garlic
Pie in a Pumkpin -- a yummy treat that's not too sweet!!
Itty Bitty Sweet Potato Stacks --
Roasted Squash Soup with Fennel -- a customer favorite!