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November 29, 2015
Into December We Go
Notes From The Field
By Derek McGeehan
December arrives this week with a continued forecast of above average and mild temperatures. We're definitely not complaining because it is wonderful to continue harvesting fresh crops from the fields. Some crops that we've been seeing for a while come to an end this week: cauliflower, radicchio, probably sweet potatoes. A few crops make a triumphant return, too: greens mix, collards, beets. The kale you'll be receiving this week is the curly leaf variety that is harvested with one cut on the stem. Most of the cold hardy crops that have survived this far into the season that remain unprotected (curly and russian kale, collards, napa cabbage, regular cabbage, rutabaga, turnips, radishes) appear to be set to make it into January. The greens mix this week comes from the high tunnel. This crop, when mature, doesn't tolerate low temperatures as well as the arugula and kale that it shares the space with so we're harvesting it now while it looks perfect. Next week we'll start on the arugula in there, too, after we finish the patch that remains in the field. We hope all of you had a nice Thanksgiving!
A big sky and a protective winter rye and hairy vetch cover crop, a scene from late fall.
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