this week at market {october 21}

Hello from Pitchfork & Crow ~

We’re harvesting for the Salem Saturday Market tomorrow!  Here’s a selection of what we’ll be bringing to market:

  • Broccoli
  • Chard
  • Collards
  • Cooking Greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Peppers
  • Popcorn
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Salad Mix
  • Salad Turnips
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatillos
  • Winter Squash

This was garlic planting week for us.  Garlic is one of the easier things to grow: just get a head of garlic, pop the cloves apart, and stick them in the ground.  Of course we put a little more effort into preparing the beds and choosing varieties and hunting down good seed stock, but garlic doesn’t require transplanting like other crops and if kept weed-free the effort will generally result in a satisfying harvest.  As with much of this season, we feel a little behind but we’re glad to have the cloves in the ground.  And though we’re experimenting with several other overwintering crops, garlic has the longest season, effectively committing us to this farm until next summer.  We have mixed feelings about our current location, but we can admit to feeling some relief when thinking about staying in one location for two years in a row.  Most of all, we’re happy to cross ‘plant garlic’ off the to-do list.
We hope to see you Saturday sometime between 9am and 3pm.  You can find us at the Salem Saturday Market near the intersection of Winter and Union streets in downtown Salem.

Carri Heisler and Jeff Bramlett

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