Halloween always sneaks up on me. We are yet to go to Suyematsu Farm this year to get our pumpkins. It is always a beautiful setting on a cold clear fall day. This summer I did some further exploring of the island’s local food. I found a map on Sound Food, connected with Sustainable Bainbridge, amazingly helpful and I met some great folks like Mary at Harmony Acre Farms. Mary and her small farm got us through June until our own garden was able to provide veggies for the family.
The map on Sound Food plots out all the farms on the island in an easy to read format and gives a short summary of what the farm offers. Many of the farms have street side stands or a small barn where they sell their goods. From berries to eggs, you can get the freshest of the fresh right in your backyard. Summer may be over, but farms are still open and the harvest is not over yet. Pumpkins are the stars this month, along with other squash. As we head into winter, wreaths and Christmas trees will pop up. The number of small farms on the island is impressive and just one more reason to shop local!
The map and sites above are no longer active, so link were removed.