Dear Farmsters,

 

I wake up in the morning, turn on the TV, brew a coffee, and get bombarded by negative stuff. This email is going to be positive; at least from the farm perspective. Not too positive for the farm rats; several past away last night in traps (moment of silence). If you want to invent a better rat trap; we have a great testing site.

 

The hurricane has past, or whatever it was, leaving no damage to the farm. The weather today is beautiful; perfect for tonight’s Jamaican dinner. Here is tonight’s menu:

 

Jerk Chicken w/ Mango Salsa

Seafood Curry

Seasoned Vegetable Rice

Callaloo

Festival Dumplings

Spanish Town Style Potato Salad

Jamaican Slaw

Jalapeno Corn Bread

Lemonade, Ginger Beer

Scooped Tropical Sorbet

 

I have no suggested alcohol pairing for tonight’s dinner. Use your imagination but bring some for a friend (or farmer).

 

Even with the drought, crop production has been very good. Now is the time to pick your vegetables and freeze them for the winter. We have many varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants. There is squash, cucumbers, green beans, carrots, radishes, greens, beets, onions, garlic, herbs, cut flowers, and we are starting to dig potatoes. Saturday morning, we may have a potato digging festival where I will instruct novices on the fine art of digging. There are many crops available, already picked, at the store.

 

Here is what I prepared at home this week with our fresh veggies and our store’s groceries: Tacos, Spanish Rice, Eggplant parmigiana, gazpacho, Thai Stir Fry, Everything Pizza, and blueberry daiquiris (I had leftover pre-COVID rum). Many versions of fresh salads and cheeses accompanied these entrees. Let us know what you have been cooking/eating from the farm’s cornucopia.

 

Hope to see you tonight; it is safe.

 

Farmer Ron

Coonamessett Farm

277 Hatchville Road

East Falmouth, Massachusetts 02536

(508) 563-2560

email: farm@coonamessett.net

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