Labor Day is passed, the kids are back in school and fall is definitely in the air. I’ve been putting my garden to bed for the fall and this past weekend, I finally took out the last of the tomatoes. Kind of sad to know there will be no more fresh salsa or tomato sandwiches, but there is something about the change of seasons which keeps us connected to the natural world around us.
This past weekend, my husband and I also took some time off from our chores to go visit the Spring Valley Sorghum Mill in Scottsville, Kentucky. It’s sorghum time and it was a fabulous way to spend the beautiful fall morning. Using all horse power, the Old Order Mennonites press sorghum the old fashion way. I grew up in apple country and fall will also be associated with the smell of crisp days, fallen leaves and the inside of an apple barn. But I think I’m going to have to add the sweet smell of sorghum cooking to the list of fall favorites. Plus, there is nothing better than warm sorghum and home churned butter on a hot biscuit! My sweet tooth was in full flavor.
So, take some time for yourself to explore our harvest season – whether it be sorghum, apples or pumpkins – it’s a great way to spend a day.
We are busy putting together the fall issue of Local Table and it should be hitting the streets the last week of September.