September, Already - September 4, 2012

It's hard to believe, but it's also true - we woke up a few days ago and it was September. As the onions, shallots, and potatoes dry and cure, as our fridge overflows with pickled and preserved everything, our giant black walnuts trees have started to shed their leaves. The evenings are cool but the sunflowers are bright - we're in the transition season where daylight hours feel more precious and more fleeting by the day, but where the field is still growing and green and happily producing.

After ordering row cover and low hoops, we've optimistically cleared and planted many rows of hearty fall crops that we will usher through to Thanksgiving, at least. New successions of salad greens, kale, radishes, carrots, scallions, and winter squash happily continue to grow. And with the sunflowers as encouragement, we've started looking forward towards new projects for next season, when Darling Farm will already be a seasoned establishment.