It is certainly starting to feel like fall outside. It’s had the nicest warm afternoons, but as soon as the sun starts to go down, it gets cold fast! Last night was the last home football for the Tigers, and many of the tigers teams are in tournaments, and doing wonderfully I must add! The school year is going so fast already. The end of the first nine weeks is next Thursday!

I was looking at the weather forecast, and it shows snow showers as a possibility for Tuesday! That’s awfully early! That makes me think of two old wives’ tales to predict what type of winter we will have (maybe you have already heard of these). The date that you see the first snowflakes is the number of times it will snow that winter. So, if we do get snow showers on the 18th of October, that would mean it is going to snow 18 times this winter! That will make some of you happy and some of you bummed out. The other one is to look at the colors of the willy worms. The brown bands are periods of warmer weather and the black is cold, snowy weather. The willy worms I have been seeing are brown at first, have a pretty thick black band, and then go back to brown again at the end. I guess we will see!

I’ve got some things that I’m pretty excited about to share with you this week about the market!

I always start outside, so I will continue to do that. Beginning Saturday, we are doing a BOGO (Buy One Get One) sale for our great big mums and hanging baskets. This includes our candy corn mums, tri color mums, and solid ones. Our hanging baskets come in all the mum colors that we all love! If you’ve been holding out to get one of these beauties, they are in full bloom, and you can get two for the price of one!

8″ mums are now $4.99.

Kale, cabbage, rudbeckia, celosia, and ornamental peppers are also Buy One Get One Free.

There are still a few bales of straw, in case maybe you need some to seed over a bare patch in your yard or want to warm up an outdoor pet’s shelter. Or even have some seating around a weekend bonfire. That sounds so fun!

It’s time to start thinking about carving pumpkins in a couple of weeks. So, we have plenty and will be getting some more. That’s one of my family’s favorite parts of October!

I have lots of new items to share inside this week as well!

Jim will be picking up another shipment of apples Saturday morning. He is able to get Jona Gold, Fuji, Cortland, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, and Yellow Delicious. We have some packed up for you in 1/2 Peck bags, or you can bag a smaller or larger amount yourself.

We just got in another shipment of local, homegrown tomatoes! Some are still green if you want to make one last batch of fried green tomatoes! I think I will do that one night this week for supper! Jim said that the market will have local, homegrown tomatoes for several more weeks. Yay!

Walnut Creek Apple Cider has been coming in weekly in gallons, 1/2 gallons, and pints. In addition to that, we now also have Aspen Mulled Cider Spices so you can make your own! Imagine how your house would smell!

We just got in multi-colored gumballs and some more fall colored candy corn.

We now carry Walnut Creek bagels, English muffins, hot dog buns, and hamburger buns. Of course, we always have our delicious rolls, sub buns, and loaves of bread too. Check out the picture I took of our yummy cinnamon rolls!

Yogurt has arrived! We have all the favorites: peach, blueberry, strawberry, and raspberry. I got a text from a friend this morning who said “You got yogurt and it’s delicious” I can’t wait to try some.

We are also adding to our condiment area. Check out the Walnut Creek hot sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, and steak sauce. We also have lots of mustards and sauces from Woeber’s. There is a lot to choose from to add flavor to your dishes!

If you haven’t tried the Walnut Creek bags of popcorn kernels, you really should! We made some popcorn at home over the stove twice last week for an evening snack, and it tastes so good with the Buttery Topping and the Popcorn Salt that is available to drizzle or sprinkle on top!

COMING SOON! Our bakers are going to be starting to make from scratch mini loaves of Banana Bread, Banana Nut Bread, and Pumpkin Bread. You will want to be on the look out for them! The small size makes a perfect snack and stays fresh longer!

On Saturday morning, I made a trip up to Columbus with my good friend, Beth, to get some crafts, candles, and country gifts for the market! It’s their Christmas Open House, and everything looked so pretty! I hope you like what we picked out! It will be stocked and ready to go on Sunday.

We are happy to announce that we are going to be offering some events and classes at Huck’s Farm Market. Our plan is to offer a wide variety, so keep watching for an event or a class that you think sounds interesting! This will give us a chance to get to know our customers better and have fun while doing it!

November 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.— Make your own Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece. This is something I have always wanted to learn to do! Merilee Burton has 30 years of experience making arrangements and doing flowers for weddings, and the things she creates are amazing! She is going to teach us how to make a live floral centerpiece inside a pumpkin. Please save the date for Friday, November 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.! We have room for 16 participants. The cost is $55 which includes everything needed to make the centerpiece and some light refreshments. The market will also be open for browsing as well! This will be a prepaid class, so Merilee knows how many people to plan for. Please sign up and pay by Friday, November 11th to have a fun, night out!

Deli Specials this week:

Honey Ham $4.99 lb.

Yellow Mild Cheddar $4.99 lb.

Online ordering for Sandwich Shop is available

M-F 9-6:30 Sat 9-5 Sun 11-5

Thank you all for your support! We hope you have a wonderful week!

Jim and Kirsten Goeller