Back and forth and back and forth we went, trying to figure out whether the farm has two more markets in it, or only one. We were feeling pretty certain that one would win out, until this happened:

As lovely farm model Mary is indicating here, our last rows of Early Girl tomatoes have decided to all start ripening at once. And being the agreeable types that we are, we’re not arguing. Bring ‘em on.

Now, you’ll see at the farm stand that some will be ripe, some will be not-so-ripe and others only slightly pink. Mary and Nikki are harvesting anything with a hint of color in order to rescue them before they burn right up on the plants. With the unripes, just set them on your kitchen counter (no need to put them on a windowsill) and give them a few days to do their thing. They’ll be red by the weekend.

Because of this happy situation, it appears we will indeed be able to keep the farm stand open for two more Wednesdays. Hooray. This coming Wednesday, we’ll be bringing:

Tomatoes — not as many as during the height of tomato season, but one heck of a lot more than we’ve had the past few weeks!; LOADS of icebox watermelons; sweet red Corno di Toro peppers; red & yellow bell peppers; Cubanelles and jalapenos; four varieties of eggplant – purple eggplant, heirloom Rosa Bianca, creamy and delicious Beatrice, and white Japanese eggplant; super sweet Yellow Granex onions; elephant garlic; arugula; and bits of this and that.

Jo Dwyer
Angel Valley Organic Farm
Farm stands:
Saturdays 9:00-1:00 in Jonestown on FM 1431 at the blinking yellow light [CLOSED FOR THE SEASON]; and
Wednesdays 10:00-2:00 in NW Austin at the Asian American Center, 11713 Jollyville Road (1-1/2 blocks north of the intersection of Jollyville and Duval)