|Squash field in mid June. See the little plants just poking up?|
It is always amazing how quickly I seem to get here. How the big box of seeds, the precious tiny little plants germinating in our hard-working light cabinets during the cold, wet and dark days of February turn into the pumpkins, the onions, the tomatoes and the brussel sprouts of October! And then of course, after weeks and weeks of hard work, and long days, it is quite suddenly, over. Time to rest and hibernate. Just a bit. So we can do it all again next year!
|Squash Field mid August! It's a JUNGLE!|
|Squash field first of October.|
One of course, is Mikey's great home-delivery list. Whidbey Green Goods makes a weekly delivery to the door-steps, addresses south of Coupeville, of local veggies, meat and other goodies. Check out his website if you haven't already - www.whidbeygreengoods.com
|The fruits of our labor. Literally.|
Probably the biggest dearth of the year for local produce, at least, is the first of the year. January, for us here at Willowood, is major hibernation month. We don't get out much then. Things start to happen again in February but...it all depends on how kind the winter weather was to us how much food we have. We might offer a few, via email, pick-up days and oftentimes Mikey starts-up the first of his Whidbey Green Goods deliveries sometime in February. By April the first Coupeville markets starts and then things start coming along fast!
So...come of the market today and STOCK UP! We've got storage bags of potatoes and onions. And we've got loads of winter squash which are SO nice to have come December and January. Giant cabbages and kohlrabi to make kraut with and even peppers to pickle! And if you are getting our email lists, please feel free to share them with Whidbey friends and neighbors. The more local food moving into local mouths the better! (Btw, we still haven't gotten our dry beans threshed and packaged yet. That sometimes just takes time as we get them dry enough to thresh. So...that is something to DEFINITELY watch for on our email lists and via Whidbey Green Goods!).
And now, it is time for me to drink some coffee and head out to load up! See you at market today!
Willowood Farm of Ebey's Prairie
Oh yeah, and here's what we got:
* Potatoes - 10 lb and 2 lb bags
* Onions - loose and in 5 lb storage bags
* Winter Squash
* Brussel Sprouts
* Head Lettuce (yes, late crop!)
* Arugula and spinach bags
* Tatsoi and Mustard bunches
* Baby pac choi
* Tomatoes and peppers (last picking!)