First, can I just say how much I've missed being at the Farmers' Market? I am looking forward to being there on Saturday and seeing everyone!
It's been WAAAAY too long. And, we're excited to bring all of the soap, lotions, lip balms, and eggs that we typically have available. But, there's more to my excitement. Brood Farm will be bringing FOUR NEW ITEMS to market this Saturday! FOUR!
So, last week, I let the t-shirt cat out of the bag. That's reason #1 to visit us Saturday -- pick up your all-new Brood Farm t-shirt!
But, picking up with #2 . . .
We'll have our pumpkins with us this week!
All of our pumpkins have been (painstakingly*) organically grown. There are several different heirloom varieties, but my favorites are the warty ones as pictured below.
The bulk of proceeds from the sale of pumpkins will go to the Brood Farm kids who helped tremendously on the front end of this project and had the dirt under their nails to prove it! So, bring your wagon out on Saturday and load it up with these heirloom varieties of sustainably-grown pumpkins, ready to stack, carve, or whatever your fall fancy!
*Yes, the squash bugs, vine borers, and cucumber beetles have taken a toll on the harvest. Any other organic gardeners have a suggestion for keeping all of these in check when growing large-scale? Yesterday, I could all but hear the squash bugs singing their victory song as I cut the last of the viable pumpkins from the vine. Little do they know, I'll have the final say. . . I've already erected the temporary chicken fencing around the entire pumpkin patch. Yep, I plan to unleash the entire chicken army next week. As they wage war against those unwelcome pests, the chickens will think they've died and gone to heaven, scratching and pecking at all the bugs and munching the pumpkins that didn't quite make. I can hardly wait to sit back and watch. I plan to let loose my best evil laugh as my army floods the field. ;)