Tomatoes and Pumpkins

The tomato production has started to slow down. The recent rain has encourage the tomatoes to crack and split. And of course the short days and cold nights of autumn make it harder for a tomato to ripen. But I’m still harvesting cherry and heirloom tomatoes, there is just less of them.

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I figure Quarter Acre has about three more weeks of tomato harvest for the season. There is always a chance the harvest could go a little longer if the frost is delayed, but that’s up to Mother Nature.

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The pumpkin and winter squash harvest is in full swing. My farmer’s market booth is filled with these beauties and there is still more out in the field. They are great for using to decorate the house but my preferred thing to do with pumpkins and winter squash is roasting. Once roasted you can use them to make a spicy curry, a savory soup, or everyone’s favorite a sweet pie. A chilly autumn evening is the perfect time to have your oven warming up the kitchen and the aroma of pumpkin in the air.

 

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