October is here, and we are in love with these cooler temps, are you? This month brings pumpkins, apples, mums, fall candles, winter squash, pecans, and so many more great seasonal items.
Keep reading to learn what seasonal products are available at the Farmstand this month.
Also, if your porch and house is full of pumpkins like ours is, then check out our Pumpkin Care Tips to learn how to keep them looking fresh all the way to Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Available at the Farmstand
Now that we have transitioned from summer to fall, the Farmstand is full of cool weather crops, fall artisan goods, and the final few bouquets of locally-grown flowers. Our fresh produce changes from week to week because we offer only the freshest seasonal items, so there will always be something new to grab.
Fruit and Veggies
Apples, Onions, Winter Squash (Acorn, Spaghetti, Butternut), Muscadines, Grapes, Okra, Peppers, Potatoes, Carrots, Collards, Swiss Chard, Eggplant, Herbs, Garlic, Radishes, Lettuce, Microgreens, Cucumbers, and Summer Squash.
You will see the last of our fresh flowers this month: Zinnias, Sunflowers, Gomphrena, Ornamental Basil, Dahlias, and Marigolds.
We are transitioning to our dried flower bouquets, dried floral wreaths, and mini pumpkins decorated with dried flowers. All the dried flowers we use are from our farm and other local farms!
New Artisan Goods
- Lake in the Willows Apiary - Fall creamed honey (Apple Pie Spice and Pumpkin Spice)
- Loblolly - Fall and Halloween themed ice cream pints!
- Maria’s Home Made Country Fare - Apple Butter and Pumpkin Butter
- Pawn Paw's Pecans - Pecans
- Pink House Alchemy - Fall simple syrups (Pumpkin Butternut Spice)
- Savoy Tea Co - Fall candles (Pumpkin Muffin and Squash Buckling Chai)
- Sneed Acres - Fall soaps (Autumn Woods and Orange & Clove)
- Tammy Sues Critters - Fall soaps and lotions (Autumn Fig & Pumpkin Spice)
Plant in Your Garden
The weather has cooled, leaves are changing color, and our gardens are slowing down compared to the summer craze. You can still plant some cool-weather crops and overwinter some hardy annuals.
Fruits and Veggies
Kale, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Collards, Carrots, Radishes, Bok Choy, Turnips, Beets, and Garlic. You'll want to cover these veggies with a frost cloth to protect them from freezing temps when they arrive.
Cold hardy annuals include flowers like Bachelor Buttons, Snapdragons, Ammi, Dara, Statice, Rudbeckia, Campanula, Feverfew, and Nigella. These flowers need to be planted now so they can grow strong roots to survive the cold winter months. Cover them to protect them from the freezing temps and you will see them bloom in early spring!