|2022 Bulk Order Sign Up & Season Closing Day at the Stand Cool nights bordering on outright cold have finally arrived, and with them the turning leaves and the dwindling daylight. It’s that time of the year again when our thoughts turn to roasting vegetables, warm soups and pies, and about how fleeting this glorious fall weather will be.
At Hutchins we have started to switch gears and are preparing fields and equipment for winter, and turning our attention towards the big late season harvests: In contrast to the last several years, the fickle Gods of Winter Storage Vegetables (minor deities to be sure) have smiled on Hutchins Farm in 2022, and we are blessed with a variety of lovely roots in nearly unprecedented abundance, perfect to fill a cool cellar, cold spot in the garage, or extra fridge. For actual optimal storage conditions for a variety of produce, please see our Storage Guidelines.
As in keeping with our past custom we are offering sign ups for 50 lb bags of potatoes, available in several varieties, and 25 lb bags of carrots – this year we will be adding 25 lb bags of beets and 20 lb bags of sweet potatoes to these offerings.
We have decided to update our rather unwieldy sign-up procedure with a sleek new technological marvel, the Google Form; you can access the online form via this LINK. Sign up with your e-mail and follow the prompts to enter your bulk order request—please remember that we fill bulk order requests in the order in which we receive them, so folks whose names that are lower on the list are less likely to have their order filled.
-Potato varieties available include old favorites Kennebec (white skin/white flesh) and Carola (yellow skin/yellow flesh) along with rising stars Peter Wilcox (purple skin/yellow flesh) and Lehigh (yellow skin/light yellow flesh). 50-pound bags of unwashed potatoes will cost $50.
-Carrots (washed) will be provided in 25 lb bags at a cost of $30 each.
-Beets (washed) will also be in 25 lb bags, also for $30.
-Sweet potatoes will be one of two varieties (Covington or Mahon Yam, similar varieties, at our discretion), offered in 20 lb bags of unwashed roots for $40 each.
again, to order please use our online form via
Many other fall crops (in addition to the aforementioned) are in evidence at the farm stand and should continue abundant through the imminent end—cabbage, kohlrabi, winter squash, celeriac, turnips, radishes, kale, collards, bok choy, scallions, Chinese cabbage, and leeks are all finishing strong. Also available but with less consistency should be lettuce, arugula, mustard greens, rutabaga, broccoli, cauliflower, chard, parsley, cilantro and dill. Supplies of peppers, eggplant, hot peppers and onions are still strong, but will likely dwindle before the end.
Speaking of the end, the Farmstand will close for the season Sunday October 30th at 5 PM. Our Monday Cambridge Central Square Farmers Market will continue until Thanksgiving. And If the weather and produce supplies permit, we will follow our usual custom of having self-serve sales available on the porch. Self-serve sales will be temporarily suspended anytime temperatures dips below freezing, and permanently suspended when they consistently do so, or when we run out of veggies.
As the month of October stretches out before us, we are grateful to see your faces one (or two or three) more times before the end. As a reminder the daily selection is posted on our website and updated throughout the day HERE. We have quite a variety on display these days. Thank you all for a wonderful season, and please enjoy the last few weeks of the farmstand.
We hope to see you soon at the farmstand or at one of our markets, -Brian Cramer, Liza Bemis, and the Hutchins Farm crew
2022 Bulk Order Sign Up & Season Closing Day at the Stand