Fall is in the air. You can feel that the season has changed as we round the corner into fall. The leaves on the trees are changing color and the first chestnuts are falling on our Ocean St. Extension Farm.
We just had our final farm dinner of 2018 out there on that farm, under the big chestnut and it was a lovely and delicious evening. Everyone, including those who worked it, seemed to be stoked to celebrate the fall equinox with our guest chef Diego Felix of Colectivo Felix and our perennial guest winemaker Denis Hoey of Odonata Wines. It’s always great to share and connect with folks and to see what’s possible in this land of potential abundance. We hope that this special place remains special and protected for many generations and I think everyone that visits feels it as well.
The fall crop lineup still includes a lot of summer crops that will continue until the real cold weather begins. So far tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and a few melons are coming in. Mixed in with those are the late season crops like apples, potatoes, kale, broccoli, arugula, the various chicories, beets and the winter squash mix of delicata and kabochas. Persimmons are showing their first orange blush so that means they should be coming on at the end of October. Here’s to a bountiful fall season for all of us!