October is the beginning of Fall when things change, things die, things get cold and nights grow longer. Before this time of the year was called Fall or Autumn, it was called Harvest. Up here, that makes sense...expect our Harvest happens in late September and early October when we try to beat the frost. We spent an afternoon at a farm early this month picking Acorn Squash because the frost was hitting that night. There is nothing like looking at 6 acres of Squash knowing they all need to be harvested that day!
Andy and I also went to a festival of sorts at a local seed company, High Mowing Seeds...largest organic seed supplier in the nation! We explored their trial gardens, ate delicious veggies, and shared a meal cooked by chefs using local food! Umm, ummm, good. Here are some photos of that wonderful day in early Harvest!
I don't know if this is a real vegetable or herb, I'm thinking someone got bored!
This is a lemon cucumber...it is round and yellow like a lemon, but its a cuke!
Kale acting as a bush
Bonus Photo: View from the top of Mt. Mansfield...not near High Mowing Seeds