What’s in the Box:
Butterhead Lettuce, Fennel, Onions,
Cherry Tomatoes, Beans, Corn & 1 Drying Bouquet
Butterhead Lettuce, Fennel, Onions, Cherry Tomatoes,
Snow Peas, Corn, Eggplant & 1 Drying Bouquet
Butterhead Lettuce, Fennel, Onions, Beets, Beans,
Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn, Eggplant &
1 Drying Bouquet
September 18, 2014
Fall is in the air a little early this year – changing light, a light frost, bringing in the squashes. This past week, while cutting sunflowers, I was blessed with the sight of several tiny frogs basking and hunting in the fall-like sun 4 feet off the ground on sturdy sunflower leaves. Their green-bronze calmness was a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of harvest, bunch, wash, pack, label, transport that is the standard rhythm here on the farm. Both amaze me equally.
Since it is the time of year to stock up for winter, this week I have chosen to make a bouquet for you to DRY. You will find it IN your box. It is made from Ornamental Millet, Statice and Lavender. To preserve it, you should hang it up in a dry place out of direct light for 2 weeks. Then it will keep its color and lovely scent (the millet smells a bit like curry and maple syrup…) for years to come. It is a bouquet best viewed from the “top”, so once you have dried it, I suggest placing it on its side in a bookshelf, china cabinet, desk organizer or basket of other summer memories. I trust you will find the perfect place!
Enjoy the precious fall air,
Galilee – the “flower girl”