September News From Peterson Farm

Greetings,

Wow! it has been a very busy summer! Up until now we have had a good growing season and it has kept us hopping! Some of you have wondered what happened to our newsletter and the simple fact is we just haven’t had time to write one. For some this will be your first e-news because we have finally caught up adding addresses to the listserv.

We had a great crop of summer vegetables and sales have been good. But the past few weeks the rain has completely stopped and the temperatures have been 10 to 15 degrees above normal. This has really hurt the late summer crops and fall greens. We have a small amount of arugula and mustard spinach along with some butternut squash, eggplant, okra, and potatoes. There is a chance of rain in the forecast for next week so we hope to have a variety of greens in a couple of weeks.

Our freezer is well stocked with pasture raised chicken including whole chickens, split breast, boneless/skinless breast, leg quarters, wings, backs, and necks. This flock was larger then usual because the processing plant was closed when we needed to process so we had to keep them longer. In fact, there are a few whole chickens around six pounds which would make a wonderful entree for a special gathering or for Thanksgiving. We have all chicken on sale at 10% off the regular price.

We have a good supply of pasture finished Jersey beef including steaks, roasts, ground beef, etc. Many of you like a sale so we have beef short ribs on sale ‘buy three, get one free’.

Although our hens have slowed down laying we have a limited supply of eggs from our pasture raised chickens. The hot weather and late season has lowered their production.

Our hours at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market are Monday through Friday (10:00 until 2:00), Saturday (8:00 until 4:00), and Sunday (10:00 until 2:00).

We hope you will come see us at the market and take home some of the healthy delicious products we have for you!

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