Happy Friday, friends! Hopefully you have all seen by now that the New Market Farmer’s Market was cancelled for today. Disappointing as this is, the sun is shining today, and I plan to take full advantage of that. I hope you can, too!

In fact, this whole week has been wonderfully warm and sunny, and I spent almost all of Tuesday out in the garden. The last of the squash has finally been harvested and now sits curing in the sun on my front porch. I also got several dozen cloves of garlic in the ground and sowed winter rye in the rest of that bed.

This means that with the exception of the winter-hardy brassicas (collards, kale, and possibly broccoli), the garden has been fully harvested and mostly put to bed for winter. Winterizing the garden always feels bittersweet: I am sad that the growing season is over, the night comes sooner, and the weather grows colder. But I’m also ready for a season of rest (though it always feels just as busy, if cozier and filled with tea).

If you would like to purchase some of the beautiful orange butternut squash, sweet potatoes, garlic, collards, or kale, or any of my handmade items, please reach out via email or Facebook to place an order and arrange a pickup time and place.