Harvest Time - Better by the Bushel

Friday, September 19, 2014

So......do you have a crush on a llama?  If you answer "no", then I'm thinking you didn't read my last blog post about Dakota Ridge Farm.  Those llamas sure are some special creatures!  Anyway, as I promised, I'm here today to get back to my mini-series on fall destinations and elaborate more on some of the venues in my earlier post, Destination Autumn....Autumn Destination.  If you are a lover of the harvest of the season, you'll love today's destination......Shaul's Farm in Middleburg, NY.

I first visited Shaul's Farm several years ago when my husband and I took my grandmother there as part of a Sunday drive to Schoharie County.  Gram LOVED food - all food - but she especially loved growing vegetables and when she was no longer able to grow her own, she loved someone else's harvest just as much.  Gram had a cold cellar in her house so having somewhere to store a "quantity" of produce was no issue for her.  Gram had a philosophy in life, "if one is good, ten is better" and if it was a bargain.....well, that's another story altogether.  Let me just say that a place like Shaul's was Gram's version of a "kid in a candy store" and it didn't matter one bit that Gram had been widowed for some time and was only cooking for ONE.  A visit to Shaul's meant that our return home would not be complete without a trunkful of fresh veggies - enough for a small village.  But at the end of the day, Gram was happy and that's all that mattered.    With a selection like this, it's a wonder anyone could leave without a trunkful of produce.








Squash of every variety - most I've never seen before!  Gourds too!













Check out the size of these!




What a fun thing for kids to see - how Brussells sprouts grow.   Somehow I'm thinking they won't eat them even if they do look like alien creatures.
By the way - who knew they were called Brussels Sprouts not Brussel Sprouts?  Honest....check it out if you don't believe me.



 Shaul's Farm is a family operated farm that has been in business for nearly 300 years. The family has been growing vegetables since 1934 and their vegetables are picked daily.   The farm stand is open from July-November, seven days a week from 8:00a.m.-6:00p.m.  For directions, the link to their website is included  at the end of this post.   If you're looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, head to Schoharie County and stop by Shaul's and fill up your trunk with a few veggies.  My grandmother will be smiling down on ya!
 

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