This Week’s Harvest
Flat Leaf Parsley
Winesap (darker red, tart), Downing Land (light red and green, sweet), and Fuji (dull dark red, sweet)
Apple and Fennel Stuffing (omit the celery and add one more fennel)
We are glad to be able to extend our season for the second year in a row! At farmer’s market folks are surprised that we are still harvesting out in the open fields and not in greenhouses. While the vegetables we are still harvesting have some cold tolerance, we do need to protect them. When the first cold snap comes, we drag all the row cover we have out to the fields and cover what we can. This lightweight fabric gives the crops underneath a few more degrees of warmth. So far everything has survived a couple low 20s nights. Eventually the constant freeze and thaw will wear the plants down too much and effectively render them inedible. But for now we continue to enjoy the harvest!
We hope this week you get to share your vegetables with family and friends. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!