This could quite possibly be the best week of the year for local, organic produce, when summer and fall collide into one incredible cornucopia. The summer fruits – tomatoes, peaches, nectarines – are still tantalizingly sweet and juicy. The apples, pears, winter squash and root vegetables all warm the kitchen and the soul in the way that only comfort foods can. It’s a time when life – at least on the farm – slows down considerably, and we turn our eye towards the festivities of celebrating the harvest.
We have two great events lined up this year.
The first is all about reflecting on the hard work and having fun with pumpkins, face-painting, a scavenger hunt, a cooking demonstration, hay rides and grilled corn on the cob. HarvestFest 2011 is a county-wide day of farm activities and Tahoma Farms will once again open its doors to the public for this FREE event on Saturday, October 1, 2011.
On Saturday, October 15, we will be planting native trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers at Tahoma Farms to aid in wildlife habitat and soil conservation. The event will end with a farm tour at noon, where we will look at cover crops, winter vegetables and what’s going on in the greenhouse. Refreshments and free produce for all who attend to help us plant close to 1,000 plants!
Here are some of the highlights and specials for the upcoming week:
- Tahoma Mini Cantaloupe! Only $2 each
- Tahoma Cherry Tomatoes! Sungold and Sweet Million, only $2.50 per pint
- Tahoma Slicer Tomatoes! $2.75 per pound and 10# cases available for $15
- Honeycrisp Apples! They’re baaack!!
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The Terra Organics Team