this week at market {october 23}

Hello from Pitchfork & Crow~

Hey, hey! We’re down to the last two weeks of the Salem Saturday Market! Here’s what we plan to bring to market:

  • Acorn Squash!!
  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cooking Greens Mix (Kale, Chard, Collards, Cabbage, Parsley)
  • Delicata Squash!!
  • Kale (Red Russian & Lacinato)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Onions ( cippoloni & white/red storage onions!!)
  • Parsley
  • Peppers (green bells, yellow hot wax, red sweets!)
  • Potatoes (fingerlings, reds, & yukon golds)
  • Pumpkins (jack-o-lantern size finally available!!)
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Tomatillos
  • Turnips & Turnip Greens

Last week we spent our evenings cracking garlic for planting. This week was a marathon in planting that garlic as well as some onions, leeks, and other starts we hadn’t gotten around to planting earlier. We were racing against the imminent threat of rain headed our way this weekend. Each day, after finishing up work at the day jobs, we headed down to Lebanon, fighting road construction and rush-hour traffic. It happened that we would get nearly one bed planted before dark, and plant another by the light of the moon. Jeff had the morning off on Wednesday and he headed back south to finish planting the garlic before sunrise, using the truck headlights to see his work. We then planted two beds of onions and leeks Wednesday evening, mostly by moonlight, and finished up the last of the planting tonight. The rain began sprinkling just as we finished up and headed for home. In all we planted six beds of garlic rather than the planned eight, but we planted at a closer spacing so we’ll actually end up with more garlic than we had originally planned for. This week we’re thankful for extended lovely fall weather, the full moon, and well-prepared beds to plant into!

We hope to see you at the Saturday Market between 9am and 3pm. The Salem Saturday Market is located at the intersection of Summer and Marion streets NE in downtown Salem.

Carri Heisler and Jeff Bramlett