It was an amazingly beautiful day: perfectly clear and about 75 degrees while we were there.
They had Mutsu (my favorite), Empire, Ida Red, and Golden Delicious (no relation to the icky Red Delicious) varieties ripe.
|63 lb=29 kg|
I remember there being a lot more angst when the kids were younger: does this pumpkin truly express who I am?
Or, possibly, it was the fact that the cool rainy summer produced a huge number of very large, very perfect pumpkins!
Next up, we stopped by the broccoli field, intending to get two, perhaps 3 heads of broccoli. But I didn't specify that quickly enough, so we ended up with six heads... nearly 8 pounds.
I thought it was a problem until I tasted the broccoli: that was the best broccoli I've ever had! We had it as soup, as plain (steamed) broccoli, raw, and also added to other dishes.
We also got some mini pumpkins, some warty gourds, some very pretty popcorn on the cob, and an amazing array of summer and winter squashes!