Autumn Wartime: Week 5 - Farm Topics in Season

This week's post is a fun article from the October 1942 Farm Journal. I like all the little mentions of food spoken of in this article - pumpkin pie, picking apples, planting nut trees, racing Jack Frost for the green tomatoes. Ah, the glories of Autumn and the Harvest!

In the season-less feel of our modern grocery stores, it's easy to be insulated from the ebb and flow of seasonal eating. While it's nice to be able to get strawberries or grapes whenever you want, there's something special about looking forward to the different seasons for berries, rhubarb, watermelon, pumpkin, or oranges. We reminisce about the flavors, anticipate them. The best part is the sharing and the gorging of that thing when the wonderful time arrives. Like eggnog. And cranberry sauce. And pumpkin pie.

In my opinion, Autumn eating is by far the best!

Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife
October 1942

Love this happy drawing of a manure spreader! :-D


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