Nature, and specifically veggies, can do some amazing things. Our first real frost of the season Wednesday night was also a hard freeze – I watched my weather app with dismay as it dropped below the predicted low of 31 already at 7pm. By then it was far too late to cover anything, and by the morning it was 23 degrees and we had some frozen greens. Amazingly, both the frozen lettuce (above) and spinach (below) thawed out and went on their business of being delicious food for you and me like nothing happened!
Speaking of 23 degrees, that’s the temp as I write this and free-falling, where it will stop, no one knows. I’ve removed the “hardy but not tundra-hardy” items from the list in preparation of a low of 20. If we hit 14, which is one of the predictions I saw, the list may need further revisions. We spent the afternoon getting the most near and dear to my heart under cover – spinach, baby lettuce, and spicy mix. Meanwhile kale laughs at 14 degrees like it’s an awkward boy band going through puberty, so I’m fairly confident we’ll at least have those in the greens department. Either way, we have some pretty stellar roots right now with our rainbow and orange carrots the star of the show. And thine eyes do not deceive you – we picked a bunch of heirloom tomatoes and sweet peppers Wednesday afternoon, and just in time too as the plants are deader than a doornail now. There are only two more Mondays before Thanksgiving, so it’s time to stock up!
Put your orders in online before 8am Monday. We’ll pick it fresh Monday morning and have your order available for you to pick-up from 4-7pm Monday on the farm at 64 Potter Hill Rd in Grafton. Pickups are in the long white garage on the left across from the big red barn at the crest of the hill.