Fall/Winter Farm Update

Current Harvest Schedule
The farm stand is still open 7 days a week, but I am mainly harvesting on Mondays and Thursdays. Click here for a link to my website where I update what’s in the farm stand every day. The farm stand will remain open until at least Thanksgiving and will re-open in 2022 as soon as I have produce to sell, usually this is sometime around late February/early March, but it has been different every year so far…


Overwintering Brassicas (cauliflower cabbage, kale, purple broccoli)


Overwintering spinach has germinated inside a greenhouse

What’s in the Farm Stand?
Right now there is still lots of Romanesco! Such a gorgeous vegetable and great flavor too (similar to cauliflower, but with a slight nuttiness to it). I either steam it or roast it. Dry beans are still available, mostly the Rockwell variety. Rockwell beans were brought to Coupeville over on Whidbey in the 1800s and are known to be a great baking bean with a creamy texture. I still have plenty of delicata squash, shallots and yellow onions! You might also find: cabbage, kale, turnips, leeks, spaghetti squash, acorn squash, kohlrabi and maybe a few others things… 


Romanesco


Delicious Delicata

Need Recipe Ideas?
Dishing up the Dirt is a GREAT website for recipes and is organized by vegetable! So if you are looking for a new way to eat your delicata besides just cutting into half moon shapes and roasting it, click here for winter squash recipes. The other website that I have been using a lot lately is the Minimalist Baker. Many of the recipes here are one pot, easy and packed with flavor!

Need Gift Ideas?
The holidays are heading our way and there are always birthdays, anniversaries and other reasons to give gifts! Did you know you can purchase farm stand credit to give as a gift?! Contact me at 360-618-2813 or islandharvestfarm@gmail.com and we can set it up. I can take credit cards over the phone and also venmo and paypal.

The dry beans are also a great gift!

Rockwell Beans

Comments/Suggestions/Questions?
This is the time of year I try to learn how to be a better farmer and plan for next season. Feel free to send an email to islandharvestfarm@gmail.com with suggestions of things to grow or any other suggestions and comments or questions about the farm. 

Thank You!!!
I was deeply honored to recently be nominated for 2021 Business Woman of the year. I love being a farmer and providing seasonal, healthy options for your meals and snacks. Thank you so much for all your support and for shopping at my farm stand!! I would not be here without all of you! Farming on Camano brings me joy and keeps my life very interesting! If you are interested in more frequent updates on what we are up to here on the farm, find me on Facebook and/or Instagram under Island Harvest Farm!

I attempt to keep an updated list of what is available in the farm stand on my website: https://camanoislandharvest.com/farm-stand/

Stay Safe and Healthy out there!!
Rachel
Farm Stand address: 825 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island