What’s Shakin’ at Augustine’s Farm on King Street?

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Farmer John and Scotty getting ready to plant another field with corn on King Street on Sunday. Credit: Leslie Yager

Corn! Augustine’s corn is delicious and it’s grown right here in Greenwich. In fact, Farmer John Augustin said his slogan is “Greenwich-grown and family-owned for 65 years!”

We stopped to see John and Kathy on Sunday and discovered the  assortment has changed significantly since our last visit. In addition to Kathy’s own honey and her hens’ freshly-laid eggs, there are homemade pies and fresh-cut flowers! Peaches, pears, nectarines, blueberries, strawberries and plums!

There are also heirloom tomatoes, including heirloom cherry tomatoes in different colors and shapes. There’s even tomatoes shaped like strawberries.

Next week Farmer John says he expects to be picking cherry hot peppers and more oriental Express eggplant, which are long and thin, and great when grilled or stuffed. There is also Swiss Chard, Brussels Sprouts, zucchini and yellow squash, and three types of cabbage: green, red and Savoy. Spaghetti squash will be ready soon.

We asked if there was any Kohlrabi and Kathy went out and pulled some out of the ground! How cool is that?

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When we asked Kathy if she had any Kohlrabi, she went and pulled it right out of the ground! This is a delicious, versatile vegetable you can cook in a variety of ways. Credit: Leslie Yager

Kohlrabi

When we asked Kathy if she had any Kohlrabi, she went and pulled it right out of the ground! This is a delicious, versatile vegetable you can cook in a variety of ways. Credit: Leslie Yager

 

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