Mott Family Farm

  (Salesville, Ohio)
Choosing the Simple Life

Season's Reflections

As we close down the season, we look back with thankful hearts upon the bountiful harvests of tomatoes, peaches and potatoes. Everything fared reasonable well, and was in general 2 weeks ahead of time which gave us a good start to crops early on. Even with the low water supply, the tomatoes still survived and put forth their beauteous display of colors. We missed the fall crop of raspberries because they shriveled up like raisins on the bushes in the extreme heat and "drought" this summer. We lost two of our baby goats to a coyote (or bear?) that dragged them into the woods off our property. With our hard-working Amish girls (Lydia and Cena) and our intern (Caroline) taking care of business on the farm, we were able to take a small break in the mountains. With my parents here for most of the summer we were able to juggle swimming, play dates and watching Simeon while away at markets. We ate extremely well and made new friends at the markets in Pittsburgh, bartering for goods such as artisan smoked meats, pates, and babaganouj. Most of all, we were able to provide life-giving nutrient-dense food to you, our partners in the 2010 season--we appreciate you for walking with us, eating and supporting organic food and a local, small family farm. We hope you have enjoyed this year as much as we have!!

**Don't forget to come to the Harvest Party!**

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