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Posted 3/2/2018 5:52am by David Zemelsky.

Due to popular demand we at Starlight Gardens have decided to bring back our spring/summer CSA for the 2018 season.  That’s right folks we can’t help but respond to the calls for flavor justice.  Some of you may remember our CSAs of the past and others among you may be asking what is this CSA.    

         Now this year we will be doing things a little different then in the past.  After a successful test run during the fall of 2017, we are rolling out the YOU HAVE A SAY CSA.  Now you will have more flexibility to choose the contents of your share from what is available that week. In addition to that there’s two options for pickup at the farm or at the market.

         So let’s get down to the brass tacks.  18 weeks of produce starting in June for 600.  Each week you’ll receive 40 dollars’ worth of produce for less than 34 dollars a week, a 16% savings. Perhaps a full share is just too much?  We are also offering a smaller size share representing 30 dollars’ worth of produce for 18 weeks at 450 dollars.   At the time of sign up a 200$ down payment is required.  As a little extra something from the time you pay for your subscription to week one of the CSA, you’ll get 10% off any of our potted plants.  These will include savory herbs such as Basil, Thyme, Parsley and Rosemary to name a few.   We’ll have plants for your favorite Heirloom Tomato varieties, Eggplant and Pepper’s too. Is there a particular item we grow that you’re interested in trying at home?  Let us know early and we’ll due our best to accommodate.  

       This year’s CSA will include many of the items you’ve come to love us for including, an array of delicious and notorious greens, carrots, radishes, beets, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, onions, garlic, potatoes and leeks just to name a few.  We’re starting off small and stretching our CSA legs so there are a limited number of shares available and an even less small sized shares.  So sign up quickly to guarantee your place in the Great return of Starlight Garden’s CSA.  Visit our website or email us directly to sign up. 

  We look forward to sharing in the bounty of the coming season with you

sincerely

the Starlight Gardens crew

Posted 3/1/2018 10:13am by David Zemelsky.

It would be impossible not to notice how much lighter it is in the afternoon.  Think about it, we are now over 2 months past the Winter Solstice.  That's at least an hour of extra daylight.  For those of us who find the dark in the early/late afternoon a reason to dispair-this should be a time to rejoice.  I certainly will.  I've also mentioned the fact that not much photosynethesis  goes on when the daylight is less than 10 hours.  With today being the first of March, it is wonderful to report that everything is growing incredibly fast.

Of particular note is the claytonia.  Some of you are already familiar with this fantastic green and its fabled story as the saving grace for gold miners back in the day foraging for it it near where they were prospectiing.  Claytonia is so exquisite to look at and taste that most people will just have to sit down(out of breath) when they try it.  Not to be confused with our carrots, which will make you stand up and jump because they are so sweet.  Claytonia has a sweet/succulant taste.  Use it whenever you want a salad to impress everyone that you serve it to.  We're going to offer this to you for a special price to encourage everyone to try it.  ($6 for a double bag, 8oz.)

Meanwhile, we're reaping the benefit of long  tedious weeding of our spinach by Joel.  Like everything else that manages to survive cold weather, our spinach is sweet/crunchy and totally satisfying.

Its a busy time at Star Light.  For one thing, we're about to roll out information about our new CSA.  There's been CSA at Star Light in the past, and so many people have requested that we do it again.  Watch for the announcement coming out either today or tomorrow. CSA(Community Sustained Agriculture) is an excellent way to keep getting a great supply of some of our best food at an affordable/reasonable price.

Last week, we received our order of turmeric and ginger from Hawaii.  Our organic source sends us the most amazing ryzomes of each kind.  Its amazing to look at them and realize that a few days ago, they were existing 8000 miles away.  The first thing that we do with ginger or turmeric is prime it.  That would mean that we bury the pieces in peat moss and place them in trays on heat mats at 72 degrees.  They will remain that way for at least two months.  At the end of that time, we should be seeing shoots popping up for each piece.  The primed ginger/turmeric will then be planted in long rows with a drip tape to make sure that they have plenty of water.  We also feed them lots of blood meal (a good source of nitrogen) and organic fertilizer.  Both varieties are hungry for food, so we must indulge them if we hope to get a good crop.

 

Store Info for this week.  Like always, send in your order by 8AM Friday (March 2).  Your order will be ready in our shed at 54 Fowler Ave after 2pm on Friday.  Self service, so bring the correct change, or a check.  If you come after dark, bring a light. 

Here's what we have

Winter Hearty Salad-with red russian kale, spinach, claytonia $6/bag

Claytonia- SPECiAL!  $6/ for a 6oz bag.  $8 for 12 oz

French Fingerling Potatoes- $5/lb.  These two will make you jump

YAYA's- Carrots that are also guaranteed jumpers $5/lb

Two different kinds of Spinach( please specify) Red Kitten with a nice red stem and a smooth taste and Gazelle,which is green.  One very big bag $6

From Farmer Peter we will offer;

Famous Northfordy Tomato Sauce-$10/jar

Low Sugar Raspberry Jam- $8/jar

Winter Squash- Butternut $4 for large $2small

                        Delicata $2 for large $1small

English Cheese Pumpkin- $5

CT Field Pumpkin-$5

OK. That's it.  Look for CSA note today or tomorrow. And get your order in by 8am tomorrow.

best to you all,

David

Posted 2/22/2018 5:41am by David Zemelsky.

Dear seekers of good food,

Joel Here

How about the weather to start the week.  I was personally soaking in the sun and wearing shorts.  Yes, it was a view of what's to come and a bit of a tease as well.  Now I find myself looking at a wet cold day and trying to remember to wear enough layers.  Oh how a day can change things.

However, there are plenty happenings down on the farm to brighten up your day.  Last week I directed seeded our first crops for the 2018 season and they are beginning to sprout already.  Some Kale, Arugula, radishes, turnips and a few specialty Asian greens.  We'll even be planting some of the kale and choy that we started in January.  We'll be tucking them into the side of the high tunnels, setting them up with some row cover to stay warm and maybe even singing them a little song.

 

We'll be offering the following items this week.  Here they are:

Spinach: Two kinds, so let me know which one.  Gazelle,a smooth leaf that is totally packed with sweetness.  Green in color and rich in taste.  Red Kitten has a red stem.  Also, incredibly sweet. Either bag is $6/bag

Salad- with some of the above spinach, kale, claytonia, pak choi.  It is so satisfying to eat fresh salad.  And as an added boost, try getting Lino's special balsamic vinegar that he keeps in a big stainless steel container.  $6/bag

Baby Kale- Sweet as the winter is cold, Now I know I said last week that I wouldn't have anymore this week but I should be able to accommodate any orders. $6/bag

Claytonia- aka miner's lettuce. Gained it's notoriety as the source of winter time vitamin C to the Miner's during the Gold Rush   David calls it his winter warrior by far an epic and unique winter green. $6/bag

Red French Fingerling Potatoes- I'd either roast these with olive oil and salt or boil in water.  Either way, you're going to understand why the potato is the number one vegetable going. $5/lb

Carrots- direct from the Carrot Scientist own special field.  We're beginning to run to the end of our supply so mostly just purple.  It's possible that the supply will run out so it's a first come first serve.  However, fear not as the wonderful bounty of spring is not far off. 5$/lb

Northfordy's Famous Tomato Sauce $10/jar

Come to the shed after 2pm tomorrow.  Its going to be cold later, so make sure to pick up your order before it gets too cold.

Please get your order in by 8am Friday.

Thanks and Take Care

 

PS stay tuned for an announcement on the 2018 CSA

Posted 2/8/2018 11:13pm by David Zemelsky.

 

I'm going to play the grandparent card.  And I'm not ashamed, either.  On Monday, my daughter Rye and her wife Lauren had their second child.  She's a girl, like the first one, Frida.  Everyone is doing great.  And, as a result here it is late on Thursday night and suddenly realized no letter yet.  I'm hoping that those of you who would like something from us- that you'll be checking your mail first thing in the AM.  If so, and you want something, please write back immediately.  My apologies for thinking that grandchildren are the living end of wonderfulness.

To get you all into the reality that Spring is really coming, I'm offering the following picture:

Those two green things that you are looking at are baby carrot plants that are growing outside under low tunnels.  Low tunnels are just a smaller version of high tunnels, (which we have 4 of).  If you were to look out upon our fields now, you'd saw numerous rows of these low tunnels.  4 long rows are devoted  to baby carrots and the rest are full of spinach.  These carrot plants were planted in mid November and we should be seeing fresh early carrots by May sometime.  All done under the direction of the Carrot Scientist.

We'll be offering the following items this week.  Here they are:

Spinach: Two kinds, so let me know which one.  Gazelle,a smooth leaf that is totally packed with sweetness.  Green in color and rich in taste.  Red Kitten has a red stem.  Also, incredibly sweet. Either bag is $6/bag

Salad- with some of the above spinach, kale, claytonia, pak choi.  It is so satisfying to eat fresh salad.  And as an added boost, try getting Lino's special balsamic vinegar that he keeps in a big stainless steel container.  $6/bag

Red French Fingerling Potatoes- I'd either roast these with olive oil and salt or boil in water.  Either way, you're going to understand why the potato is the number one vegetable going. $5/lb

Carrots- direct from the Carrot Scientist own special field.  Purple and orange mix.  You'll fall under the Carrot Scientist guarantee.  If you don't jump up in the air after trying these, with delight, we'll refund your money.  To date, there's been no complainers.  I expect nothing less from you.  $5/lb

Northfordy's Famous Tomato Sauce $10/jar

Come to the shed after 2pm tomorrow.  Its going to be cold later, so make sure to pick up your order before it gets too cold.

Please let me know by 10AM tomorrow if you'd like something.  See? A two hour grace period!  Again, sorry for the late notice.

 

Posted 1/31/2018 9:12am by David Zemelsky.

 

Last week, I mentioned that once we reached 10 hours of daylight, that our crops would again start to grow at a steady pace.  That benchmark happened yesterday.  The length of the day today (Wednesday) will be 10 hrs 2minutes! In my mind, it is already Spring.  In fact, if you were to look in our basement and see the small kale, tomato, parsley and thyme plants, it is easy to realize that the next season is already here.  But lets try to stay in the moment.  After all, life is what is in front of us.  For that reason, I am enjoying watching what is (small healthy plants) and at the same time what will be (food!)  Its a difficult trick and I haven't learned it all, yet.

These are Juliet Tomato plants.  Juliet is the amazing tomato, small and firm, no water to speak of. Great to eat either raw or cooked.  Makes great dried tomato, too.  We're growing these big, so that if you wanted one, they'll be enormous by mid-May.

Red Russian Kale- these are going to be wonderful for making salad or just cooking in a pan.

Having said all this, we must look to the future.  The immediate future.  Its going to be of moderate temperature today and tomorrow.  Not so, for Friday.  Therefore, it is only going to work to harvest on the first two days.  Also, anything that stays in the shed for too long-it will freeze.  If you'd like some of our offerings this week, we're going to go with a Thursday 8AM cutoff and come get it Thursday after 2pm in the shed.   For those of you who can't make it here on Thursday, let me know and I'll put your order out on Friday(just give me a time).

Here's what we can offer for you this week:

Famous carrots (well, they are to me). Last week, I offered anyone a refund if they didn't jump up in the air with delight upon trying them.  Not one taker did I have. $6/bag

Salad- a hearty Wintery mix, with spinach, kale, claytonia $6/bag

Spinach- extremely sweet (extremely) $6/bag

French Fingerling Potatoes- $5/bag(lb) This little gems will please you.

Northfordy Tomato Sauce- one of the best, we've ever tried.  Made by our neighbor, Farmer Peter.  I'm just selling them for him as a neighborly gesture. $10/jar

Watch this list grow as the Spring comes on.  Its a beautiful sight.

One moment to brag.  Our son, Aaron Torrison (founder of Torrison Stone and Garden) put in a breathtaking step of front steps for us.  Please check them out whenever you drive by.  He, and his school boy friend of many years, Aaron Kestenbaum are partners in the landscape/painting business. (Actually, they do a wide range of things, too  numerous to list here.  If you need something done at your house, they are ready to do it.) Reasonably priced, too.   Contact info:  860 388 7774  or THESTONESCAPECOMPANY.COM 

 

 

Posted 12/20/2017 6:56am by David Zemelsky.

Well what can one say about this year

It's certainly been epic, full of ups and downs both on and off the farm.  There have been challenges, some we've asked for and some which we will gladly face despite they're taking us by surprise.  With the holiday season upon us and Winter only a day away I suppose it is important to remember life's strange balance.  The good and the bad, the light and the dark, the Winter and the Summer. 

As this my fourth season on the farm winds down despite any hardships I know I'm very fortunate to be where I am.  Starlight Gardens and yes all of you great people who have supported us now and in the past have been a big part of that.  As I watch the sunrise on this the last day of fall for 2017 I want to personally say Thank You all and wish happiness and prosperity to you and yours.

At Starlight we're trying to tie up loose ends around the farm.  A little cleaning and organization here, some last minute planting and weeding there.  All the while I can't ignore that feeling of excitement in my stomach.  Much like a child anticipates all the wonder and joys of the Holidays.  I know soon enough I'll be trouncing around in the March mud, starting our first seedlings indoors and broad forking in the high tunnels for the season's first tomatoes.  I hope you're all looking forward to 2018 and Starlight Gardens being a part of it, we are certainly hoping to make it a great season.

We are offering some more great deals this week before we close up shop for a little.  We know it can be busy this time of year so you can specify Thursday or Friday pickup.  However, we still need all orders by 8am Thursday

We're continuing the 25% off Turmeric at 1.50 an oz.  However 50% 1lb or more, freeze some and have it for the cold months ahead.

Beets 2$/lb while supplies last.

Potatoes 3$/lb

David's very own desert island tomato(Juliets) dried to flavor concentrated perfection.

Usually $5/oz  now $10 for 3oz

Sweet Baby Kale,6$/per bag double bag for 8$

Even sweeter carrots

Buy 1lb for $5 get 1.5lb

Also available

Salad Greens $6/bag

Arugula $6/bag

Braising Greens $6/bag

Baby Spinach $6/bag.

Tokyo Bekana- a good green for stir fries $6/bag

We also have tremendous Thyme and sage 3$/bunch

From Farmer Peter we have the following:

Bay HERB $4

Pickled Beets- $9/qt

Raspberry Jam, low sugar $8/jar

Winter squash: $4 each Butternut

Tomato Sauce-the very best.  $10/jar

Thanks and Enjoy

Joel

 

 

Posted 12/12/2017 6:39am by David Zemelsky.

Joel here

Love it or hate it there's a certain je ne sais quoi to the first snow of the year.  Though this is a bit early for my personal taste.  The irony being as a farmer an insulating layer of snow is desirable to protect the soil from winter's cold.

It's hard to complain about snow in December and something tells me that we better get used to.  But I would like to propose this trade to old man winter.  How about early December snow for an early spring this sounds like a deal to me.

Speaking of deals we are keeping them going on the farm for your enjoyment this week

We're sure that you're a little sore from the shoveling so for your anti inflammatory needs we're offering 25% Turmeric 1.50 an oz.

Beets 4lbs for 11.50

Potatoes 5lbs for 11.50

David's very own desert island tomato(Juliets) dried to flavor concentrated perfection.

Usually $5/oz  now $10 for 3oz

Sweet Baby Kale, the first cutting on this planting

$6/bag  Double size bag for $10

Even sweeter carrots

Buy 1lb for $5 get 1.5lb

Also available

Salad Greens-with baby kale, mizuna, spinach and lettuce $6/bag

Arugula $6/bag

Braising Greens $6/bag

Baby Spinach- $6/bag.

Tokyo Bekana- a good green for stir fries $6/bag

Big Kale- lacinato Limited supply

Ginger Some price variation.  Fresh ginger from Star Light bears no resemblance to what you'd get at Stop N Shop.  This ginger is so much more tasty. $1/oz

From Farmer Peter we have the following:

Herb bunches $2/each /mint/sage/thyme and oregano

Bay HERB $4

Pickled Beets- $9/qt

Raspberry Jam, low sugar $8/jar

Winter squash: $4 each Butternut

Tomato Sauce-the very best.  $10/jar

Thanks and Enjoy

Joel

 

 

Posted 12/5/2017 9:16pm by David Zemelsky.

Joel here

    What was it I was saying last week about optimism and perseverance? 

    Far from any large set back but frustrating none the less has been the two cold weather pest encroaching on one of our fall plantings.  A winter weed and cold weather fungus has taken their toll and today we decided to start over.

    Scuffled up and raked smooth this will make a nice home for early spring lettuce and the first carrots of the season.  With December just beginning and Winter's cold embrace waiting in the shadows it's hard to think of spring. However, on the farm all we can do is thumb through seed catalogs, looking forward to spring plantings.

Here are a few specials for you to look forward to.

David's very own desert island tomato(Juliets) dried to flavor concentrated perfection.

Usually $5/oz  now $10 for 3oz

Sweet Baby Kale, the first cutting on this planting

$6/bag  Double size bag for $10

Even sweeter carrots

Buy 1lb for $5 get 1.5lb

Beets Red orange and striped

Usually $4/lb anything over 2lbs $3/lb

Last but certainly not least one of my favorite things we grow

Turmeric  this root is not only an excellent spice, medicinally speaking it can't be beat  Just a little info here

You'll get a piece worth $10 for $8

 

Also available

Salad Greens-with baby kale, mizuna, spinach and lettuce $6/bag

Arugula $6/bag

Braising Greens $6/bag

Baby Spinach- $6/bag.

Tokyo Bekana- a good green for stir fries $6/bag

Potatoes-both red/pink and yellow/white $5/lb

Garlic $2.50/head. Can be used as seed garlic, if you want to plant your own

Big Kale- lacinato Limited supply

Ginger Some price variation.  Fresh ginger from Star Light bears no resemblance to what you'd get at Stop N Shop.  This ginger is so much more tasty. $1/oz

From Farmer Peter we have the following:

Herb bunches $2/each /mint/sage/thyme and oregano

Bay HERB $4

Pickled Beets- $9/qt

Raspberry Jam, low sugar $8/jar

Winter squash: $4 each Butternut

Tomato Sauce-the very best.  $10/jar

Thanks and Enjoy

Joel

 

 

Posted 11/20/2017 9:21am by David Zemelsky.

 

Although, we won't be done with the season for several more weeks, it does seem the right time to thank all of you for taking the time to listen to my letters each week and come to our "store".  It isn't the usual kind of store , I'll grant you that.  Some of you are good friends of ours, and some of you I've only met once or twice.  But, the store works.  Everyone who orders gets great food and the mistakes, so far have been very few.  For all of that, I say gratefully- Thank You.

Because of Thanksgiving Week, we're going to have the store be on Tuesday. That would mean that I need your orders emailed back to me by 8AM tomorrow. November 21.

The other thing about this week is a bunch of specials to consider.  For both Spinach and Braising Greens, we're going to do the following.  I'll leave out a large bin of each.  For $8 you can fill one of our plastic bags (I'll leave them out for you) just as full as you want.  Every bag,we'll donate $2 to the Soup Kitchen in Middletown.  You can actually get a lot in one bag.

Here's the complete list

Spinach Extravagance! $6 for all you can fit in one of our bags

Braising Greens-again $6.  One of those items that is extra great, but not tried as much as some other things.  There is so much full flavor here.

Salad Greens $6 a bag

Thyme and Sage- $3/bunch.  The best fresh herbs to look for at Thanksgiving

Fingerling Potatoes- $5/lb.  However if you buy 5 or more lbs, the price goes to $3/lb.  Our potatoes have made great Aunts and twice removed cousins swoon at the dinner table.  Specify rose/red or yellowy/white. Either way, you'll love these delicate ones

Carrots-  these are the yayas.  Orange, sweet and snappy.  You can hear someone bite into them even if they're in the other room.

Big Kale-for those side dishes that you'll need to consider or our famous Kale Salad, marinated in fresh lemon $4/bunch

Fresh Ginger-$1oz.  To be very boring, this ginger bears no resemblance to the bland stuff you can pick up at Stop N Shop.  One of our pets, after smelling it, has yet to come down out of the air

Turmeric-$2oz for virtually everything, including chutney, seasoning side dishes. Turmeric is also looked on as something to help reduce inflation in joints.

Garlic- $2.50/head.  Simply put-I love our garlic

Beets -$4/lb.  These are not bitter like some beets.  Roasted? You can't really top it for a side dish.  We also have chiagia guardsmark , they are candy striped.  One red, one white , one red , one white, etc.  Pretty and wonderful to eat.

Tokyo Bekana- $6 for an impressively filled bag. A Chinese Cabbage.  Succulant, sweet and wonderful for both salads or braising greens

That's our list.  In looking ahead, we'll be offering things from the store right up to Christmas.  January is usually our off month, but one never knows with farmers.

To all of you, Ty and I hope that your Thanksgiving measures up to all of your hopes and dreams.

Best to you,

David

Posted 11/8/2017 8:28am by David Zemelsky.

 

I like Thursday.  No one's complained about it, so lets just stick with that day.  If you are a shed customer and Thursday just won't work, let me know-we'll make something work for you.

A lot of people will say to me at this time of year, "Things must be slowing down for you".  That just isn't the case.  It's true, there aren't tomatoes to rule my life like they did in August (and did they ever!).  But ever since mid-September, we've been busy clearing the houses of tomato and pepper plants and transitioning to all greens.  Some of the Fall choices are great for moderate cold, but tend to turn to mush when the temperature drops to 28 or lower.  Mizuna, a very popular Asian Green is like that.  Lettuce is another one.  My best producing and staying greens for Winter production are kale,spinach and claytonia.  We've got a great supply of all three of these going right now.  The claytonia probably won't be ready till late January.  Spinach and kale-they're ready right now.  I can't begin to explain to you how totally amazing greens taste as the weather turns colder.  The best that I can say- they're so alive.  It should also be noted that everything taste like that at this time of year.  Cold weather helps produce extra carbohydrates in greens, carrots and beets.  The best way to understand this is that when it gets cold, a plant perceives that there's danger or even death.  In order to compensate for this, they produce extra carbs (think sugar).  So that will enhance the taste and make everything sweeter.

In addition to all this activity, we're also putting a new "skin" on a house.  Skin is just another word for the plastic covering on top of the hoops.  In this case, we hadn't intended to have to do this.  However, while doing repairs, Joel found himself with a 100' x 50' plastic sail ripping off the house.  In one small way, it wasn't a real tragedy cause the plastic was old and needed to probably be replaced anyway.  Also, I am taking the opportunity to upgrade the way the plastic is held to the hoops.  The new system has a long channel of metal that runs the length of the house.  The plastic is put over this channel and then we have a long "wiggle wire" that nicely fits inside the channel and locks the plastic in.  This upgrade also eliminates wood, which eventually rots and replaces it with steel.  Nice system.

Here's some photos that I just took this morning.  This will give you an idea about how alive and vibrant the greens are right now.

The wiggley wire on top holds the new plastic in the channel which is below the wire.

This might give you an idea about how lush it is inside the hoop houses right now.  From left to right: red russian kale, toyko bekana and mibuna.  All wonderful for a fresh salad or braising

A closer look at red russian.  It is light,and very flavorful.  One could easily make a salad just out of red russian, alone.

Lightly braised, these greens would work well with anything underneath them, like chicken, tofu,or fish

Tokyo Bekana here.  A type of chinese cabbage, this green is succulant, tasty and holds up well to the skillet.

Ok. To the shed: Orders should be emailed back to me by 8AM Thursday (tomorrow).  You'll find your order in the shed after 2pm.  Payment in the jar.  If there's any issue, just email me back and we'll resolve the problem.(In otherwords, please don't knock on my door!). 

Here's the list.  It is essentially last weeks list. Except that we're offering spinach as an extra special.  I'd love to have you try some.  A bag is still $6, but for $10 we'll give you a very fat pound of spinach (it will way more-promise!).

Salad Greens-with baby kale, mizuna, spinach and lettuce $6/bag

Arugula $6/bag

Spinach- $6/bag. SPECIAL- for an additional $2 you'll get another bag.(all in the same bag) Recipe to follow.

Baby Kale- $6/bag

Tokyo Bekana- a good green for stir fries $6/bag

Beets- $4/lb.  Tops are still good.  Red, Orange or Chiagia ( striped, no tops)

Potatoes-both red/pink and yellow/white $5/lb

Radishes- $3/bunch

Garlic $2.50/head. Can be used as seed garlic, if you want to plant your own

Hakeuri Turnips- eat raw like radishes.  Very wonderful and unusual taste $4/bunch

Peppers- mostly green, but also some colors. $3/lb

Big Kale- lacinato or curly. Please specify $4/bunch

Collards- $3/bunch

Daikon- $3/root

Swiss Chard- $3/bunch  This is a new crop and extra exciting

Turmeric- first of the season.  Priced  at around $3-5 a piece.  It will be marked.  Bring a few extra dollars to account for price variation. This is a really special herb to be able to get fresh.

Ginger-first of the season, too! Some price variation.  Fresh ginger from Star Light bears no resemblance to what you'd get at Stop N Shop.  This ginger is so much more tasty. $1/oz

Carrots-we're now into the Fall Carrots, which are sweet, crunchy and wonderful.  $5/bunch

From Farmer Peter we have the following:

Paw Paws: $1,small and $2 large.  See four weeks ago letter for a descriptor. I had some a few weeks ago for the first time-and they are heavenly

Herb bunches $2/each rosemary/mint/sage/thyme and oregano

Bay HERB $4

Pickled Beets- $9/qt

Raspberry Jam, low sugar $8/jar

Winter squash: $4 each Butternut or spaghetti.  Please specify

Tomato Sauce-the very best.  $10/jar

Hope you see something of interest here. And new people- get your free pint with your order this week.

Have a great Fall

David