Saturday gave us one of those beautiful sunny September days that we all treasure just before the winter rains set in for the season. It was a great day to be at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market, made even better by the cheerful Oktoberfest sounds from the Hometown Band.
Squashes are in! I started my winter squash collection with six acorn squash, one hubbard, and a couple of pumpkins. Last winter I kept a basket of winter squash in my basement and they lasted all the way to February.
That’s not all – I found something so exciting at Lazy J Farm that I actually had to take a few deep breaths to calm down before I could talk. Celery. I was amazed that the stall wasn’t completely sold out before I got there. I told the folks there that I was going to freeze them, and they made me a deal on the whole lot. It was something like ten pounds of celery.
Back home I immediately chopped and froze the whole ten pounds (with help from Ted). I’m freezing carrots too and packing them together as mirrepoix packets, to be added to onions from the basement baskets. We ate the celery hearts as we went; they are intense.