Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Giant Rhubarb

The family farm is growing lots of different crops.  Here is a shot of the fields.  Most of the crops are growing past the second fence in the back field.  The farm sells most of the crops at 2 different farmers markets and directly to their client list. 
There are rows of corn.  I found out that the pigs love to eat these, stalk, husk and corn!
And pumpkins!  This one was gorgeous! 
There was also white pumpkins! I've never seen these before, they are so unique!
Long Island Squash, if you have never eaten these, they are delicious! It reminds me of pumpkin but milder.

And my favorite, Acorn Squash.  These aren't ripe yet.  This is by far my favorite type of squash.  Cut it in half, drizzle EVOO, salt and pepper and roast in oven.  Yummy.
The coolest plants on the farm were these giant rhubarb plants. Wow, they were enormous!


  1. How very cool that you have a family farm at your disposal (even if it's 7 hours away) to get your garden fix! It must be really nice to have all that space to let the pumpkin and squash vines grow all over the ground. I also love acorn squash, but am trying to broaden my squash-eating experience this year to include spaghetti squash and butternut squash. Thanks for sharing these pictures from your vacation!

  2. Oh, look at all those different squashes. Isn't it fun how many shapes and sizes good all winter squash can have?

  3. I tried growning the rhubarb, but it couldn't take the Mississippi heat.


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