What's In Season - Weekly Newsletter #20

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October 23rd, 2021

Well, it's starting to look (and feel) like late October! We've had a few light frosts in the last week, but, considering the late date, our current veggie selection will only improve from the cold.

Of course, warm weather crops like Basil and Tomatoes are on their way out. Basil was frozen to a crisp, and our end-of-season tomato harvest was very small as we've been selling our tomatoes as fast as they've been growing! This week, we're down to just Artisan Cocktail Tomatoes, which I picked half-green so they'll be ripe in time for next Wednesday. Grab them for one last taste of summer!

We managed to bundle up our bean field, the lettuce patch, our pepper rows and our fennel, so they'll make it through the cold nights...(you know it's a warm Fall when you'll have fresh Bell Peppers and Snap Beans in November!)

The light frosts will be good for the rest of our crops, as the coldness actually improves their flavor and increases their natural sugars. I was actually a bit disappointed in our Brussel Sprouts last week, as they hadn't had a chance to sweeten up from a frost--no worries on that front now! Baby lettuce, asian greens, cabbage, kale, spinach, radishes, parsnips, carrots, and beets also love the cold!