September 16, 2020

Fall is only a week away and this past week has certainly made its presence known. Whipstone Farm had temperatures dip down to 44 degrees and a few plants even had minor frost damage! This cooler weather has definitely shifted the fare in our house from salads and cold dishes to some hearty stews. Even though things have warmed back up a bit, the mornings are crisp and it really feels like Autumn is here. I’ve included a recipe for gumbo that incorporates about half of this week’s basket. Enjoy a warm bowl of soup on one of these cooler evenings!

The harvest this year has been abundant. Cucumbers, okra, tomatoes, and peppers are waiting to be canned, frozen, and pickled. If you are interested in preserving some of this year’s bounty, get in touch with one of our farms about making an order. Contact information can be found on our Local Food Guide. You can also visit Verde Valley Farmers’ Market in Camp Verde on Saturday mornings or Sedona Community Farmers’ Market on Friday mornings to connect with growers and stock up.

Have a fabulous week!

What’s in your basket – September 16th
Bell peppers – Whipstone Farm
Butternut squash – Willowbrook Farm
Eggplant  – Willowbrook Farm

Kale – Willowbrook Farm
Okra – Whipstone Farm
Onions – Willowbrook Farm
Shishito peppers – Willowbrook Farm
Summer squash – Whipstone Farm
Tomatoes – Willowbrook Farm

Cory harvesting peppers at Whipstone.

Soil health is key to organic farming. Here are some samples at Willowbrook Farm.

Beautiful bell peppers!

Hello from our little friend!