Harvesting the sunshine

LWF sweet peppersIn the past two weeks we’ve felt a big shift in our harvests. We picked late into the evening last week when there was a threat of frost overnight, bringing in huge amounts of frost-sensitive Peppers & Hot Peppers, Plum Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Potatoes.

And as the last of the summer crops die off for the year we ramp up harvest of Broccoli, Kale, root veggies of all kinds, Cauliflower, and sam unloading broccoliCabbage. This fall is shaping up to be one of our best seasons ever for our root veggies. Our Beets and Carrots (and Radishes and Hakurei and Turnips) benefited from good weed control this summer, plus just the right amount of rain over the last two months, and of course, plenty of sunshine. That means they’re healthy, plentiful, and taste great! Sunshine = good plant sugar and flavonoid development, so the sunny and warm September we had was delightful in more ways than one!

Fall Fun on the Farm continues!