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Between the rain and the warmer snaps the abundance continues in the garden.  It is such a great time of year to see the green thriving, cabbages putting on their heads.  head lettuce sitting peacefully gathering autumn sugars and an array of roots.  Even though it is starting to be soup weather the peppers are still hanging in with the herbs for tasty sautes.

Even with all the rain it has been a great fall.  There has been so much opportunity for 2015 garden prep.  The last of the garlic went in this week and the cover crops are getting a chance to really take off.  The growing season for this area has been great for veggies this year and we have been loving the rewards and dishes it has brought and continues to bring.

This week NoMad Farms offered the first week of its fall shares.  These are offered on a week by week basis.  If you are interested in receiving late season fresh produce please contact us.  Each share is $25 per week for a full share(1/2-3/4 bu) or $15 per week for a half share (1/4-1/2 bu). A full share will have 9-10 items typically and a half share will have 5-6 items.  If you are interested we will put you on our mailing list and send out a weekly reminder of our availability.  Sign up for the whole fall extension until it is over or make a more week by week basis

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In the store the vendors of Peddlers’ Produce have a great selection.  Elkhorn Fresh Farm has beautiful garlic and butternut squash.  Hosey Honey has some of their best honey available. Check out our vendors page.  Add it to your veggie box or order by itself.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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