Monthly Archives: October 2012



Hurricane Sandy Farmers Market

10/29/2012

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Hurricane Sandy is predicted to hit today. Yesterday was our market and I was unsure if we should attend because people have been worked up into a survival frenzy.  After some thought we decided to attend the market and it worked out great. We almost sold out of everything, which has only happened one other time.  Over the course of the season we have been growing relationships with our market customers. Selling vegetables can be tricky at a market. Sometimes you have to educate people on how to prepare the vegetable and other times I turn into a salesman. I have no shame in being a vegetable salesman because in the end it turns someone on to a healthy vegetable they have never tried before.  After a couple of suggestions, if successful, then a dialogue and relationship is formed.  Slowly we can chip away at the industrial food system and make real relationships between producer and consumer viable. Thank you to everyone that came out yesterday and every week!

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Fresh Beets

10/20/2012

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We transplant our beets which proves to be a labor saving method. Thin the beets by harvesting which provides baby beets during the first harvest and larger storage beets during final harvest.  Root vegetables are great storage crops. Make sure to cut the greens off and place in a poly-woven bag to be refrigerated. They should keep for about three months. Beet tops can also be cooked or eaten raw.

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Broccoli

10/13/2012

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Fall is here and we have had our first frost. Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and carrots are some of the vegetables that get sweeter after a frost. Broccoli and other Brassicas react to cold conditions by producing sugars. Carrots convert their starches into sugar. Eating with the season will always give you the most flavor on your plate. Say goodbye to tomatoes and hello to Broccoli!

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2014 CSA

  • Registration is now open!
  • June 3rd through October 28th
  • 4 to 7 healthy vegetables a week
  • Fresh, exciting, and full of flavor!
  • Contact greatroadfarm@gmail.com
  • Find Us

  • West Windsor Farmers Market
  • Culinary CSA
  • Agricola
  • Join Us At The Table

    Agricola, our own restaurant serving rustic American food and festive drinks located on Witherspoon Street in the heart of Princeton Borough is now open.

    Great Road Farm will be the supplier of fresh, authentically grown ingredients including vegetables and pasture raised eggs.

    Make your reservation now.