Happy Autumnal Equinox everyone. It has been a great year and a great end to a great year. This was the first week we pulled sweet potatoes out and the peanuts are swelling in the ground. Pecans are falling from the trees and we tasted the first of the years persimmons. Ground for next year is being prepped and covered for the winter and the garlic is being nestled into its winter bed. It is a wonderful time. Its the yearly equivalent to that peaceful time around dusk after dinner when the day is done, everyone is fed and the dishes are put away. There are still a few loose ends but its a time to relax a bit before really getting ready for bed. Everything coming into balance and the out breath of the summer push is over.
The equinoxes are always a nice feeling. They always bring with them that crossing over. The light at the end of the tunnel. The new semester of the year is to begin and the last semester behind us. It is peaceful. A time to relax. A time to rest. A time to ease towards the next move into a peak solstice. The walnuts are on the ground. The leaves are turning. The last hay is getting put up. The corn is starting to be shelled. The mists of deep fall are hovering above the evening ground and the fog is there as a morning blanket. The peace of the evening dusk before the nightfall of the solar year. Happy Equinox. May it be restful for your mind, body, soul and spirit.
In the store the vendors of Peddlers’ Produce have a great selection. Elkhorn Fresh Farm has beautiful garlic. Hosey Honey has some of their best honey available as does Fritz’s Apiary. Fritz has been beekeeping for 20 years and loves his bees, this is apparent in the taste and quality of the honey. Check out our vendors page and Fritz’s Apiary to see Fritz’s honey for only $10/lb. Add it to your veggie box or order by itself.
Visit Peddlers Produce to browse the wonderful selection of the The Light Clinic’s tea. These teas are absolutely amazing and carefully chosen by some of Frankfort’s leading tea experts. The are delicious and relaxing and each one takes you on its own special journey. Please take the time to check out their selection. You will be so happy you did.
Peddlers’ Produce has a $25 weekly variety box available. This box is similar to the CSA share without the commitment to 20 weeks. It is a great way to get the benefit of the variety and seasonal produce while fitting it into your busy life as you are able. Check out our product description here. We have plenty of recipes and suggestions for how to use the items in each box. It is great whether you have a potluck to prepare for, or you want to add some local produce to your everyday meals. Sign up for our newsletter and we will be able to send you a list of everything in your box and accompanying recipes and preparation ideas to go along with your produce. Last week our boxes included items such as chard, potatoes, beets, purple top turnips, parsley, basil, oregano, green beans and tomatoes. This week we also have options such as carrots, zucchinis and summer squashes onions and garlic. If there is something you see in our store’s vegetable selection that you want to make sure makes it to your box let us know. We will work to make sure you get what you want. See our pintrest page for some links to recipe ideas.
Also check out our native plant section, Connie May with Chrysalis Natural Landscapes, now has a listing in our store. Please contact her for further pricing. Chrysalis Natural Landscapes offers a variety of services and is able to add a wonderful additions to any of your gardens. Be sure to check out her website for a full list of services. See her beautiful native blazing star
We are excited to be able to list Earth Tools‘ products. NoMad Farms utilizes much of what Earth Tools has to offer in equipment and gardening tools and is excited to be able to feature some of their selection in our store. Check it out, they have an amazing selection of high quality hand and gardening tools and their 2 wheel tractors are perfect for many small scale organic farming jobs. If there is anything you see on their website that we do not have listed, we will work with Earth Tools to deliver it to your home. Just contact us and let us know what you would like from their tools selection and we will take it from there.
NoMad Farms has a weekly variety box and a la carte produce available for sale. Visit our products page in our store for a full listing. Remember to visit our Pintrest page and please like us on Facebook. Remember to sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the latest updates on what is available in our store. As always please visit our store for happy browsing. Happy Shopping, The Peddler