It is harvest time! There is a lot of produce in season at the moment with a peak selection of both summer crops and the traditional fall crops such as turnips, rutabaga, brussel sprouts, big cabbages, daikon radish, winter squash, leeks etc. I was looking at the young lettuce, cilantro, spinach etc this evening. The plants are beautiful and in all stages from ready to harvest to just half grown. There should be a steady supply of the various greens and scallions from now till hard freezing.
The weather man is suggesting we prepare for a chance of frost tomorrow night. We are harvesting lots of the more sensitive crops ahead of this likely-hood. A few highlights of the moment are more free u-cut flowers again tomorrow- otherwise they will just frost.
Watermelons- I know they tend to be associated with hot summer, they are very abundant now and still delicious come and get that last melon of the season because when these last few bins of them are gone there will be no more for a long time.
Sweet corn- we still have a bit of our normal organic corn left but today I bought 125 dozen really nice sweet corn at the produce auction ( good local grower but not organic standards) for less than half of normal price. We are passing this bargain on. Bags of 5 dozen sell for $10 or 3 bags for $20. Anybody up to putting a bit more corn in the freezer?
The sweet potatoes are giving an abundance of potatoes. When we judge that the warm weather is mostly past we dig all the sweet potatoes. After they are dug and washed we put them by the woodstove and keep them good and warm (80s) for 7-10 days. This is to cure them for good long-term storage. We started digging small amounts of them about two weeks ago for immediate sale and now we are digging them all. In that bit of time many of the potatoes grew from little tails to nice potatoes and the yield per plant has doubled and tripled. They need every moment of our summer. Daniel
Produce Available Now
Apples Misc Heirloom
Cabbage shredded Per 10 lbs
Cherry tomatoes Pint
Grapes Various kinds
Hot peppers misc
lettuceGreenOr Red Leafy
Pears Misc homegrown
Peppers Red Bell
Peppers sweet Bell
Potatoes White, red, yellow etc
Sweet potatoes #1
Sweet potatoes Seconds per Half bushel
Tomatoes canner per half bushel
WatermelonPrice and size varies
Zinnia or other flowers Bunch