Augustine's Farm.It may feel like fall but the produce wagon is still overflowing at
While the staples of September fill the bins and baskets, unusual fruits and vegetables are sprinkled throughout the farm stand.
For the adventurous among us, consider trying the vanilla peppers, which are, as Farmer John promises, sweet and mild compared to their red or green cousins.
The Dancer Pink Italian Eggplants may feel a little squishy when you attempt to make a selection, but Farmer John explains that they're supposed to feel that way, and they're perfect to absorb olive oil and then toss on the grill.
Sweet Dumpling Squash and Delicata Squash are just two of the varieties that Farmer John points out on a tour of the unusual.
"The Sweet Dumplings are ideal for baking and stuffing with mashed potatoes and peas, or what have you," Augustin said. "Toward Thanksgiving these are more and more popular."
The counter at the checkout is lined with more surprises. From the ugly but delicious heirloom tomatoes, to the red and green okra and honey or "sickle" pears, it's easy to forget what you came for. Don't leave without your ears of corn and fresh eggs you came for.
Augustine's Farm is open seven days a week from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Located at 1332 King St, Greenwich, CT 06831 Tel. (203) 532-9611