News From the Farm – October 12

Good morning again from Dynamite Harvest! As I write we are experiencing a light cool rain. The forecast looks like it will drop into the low 20s by the weekend. This means the end for all the but the most cold hardened crops in the fields. Plants that can survive freezing temps do so by drawing up sugars from the soil. This acts as a sort of “anti-freeze” by lowering the temperature the plant’s cells can tolerate before they freeze solid and burst. When the weather gets too cold and the plant’s cells burst, the result is the typical brown and wilting foliage and fruit that you see once the air temperature warms up. This is why many crops such as carrots, beets, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, among others, taste sweeter after repeated frosts.
On that note, here is what we still have available:
Peppers (green bells and PLENTY of hot)
Winter Squash
Beans (green and Dragon Tongue, last of the season!)
Celeriac (aka – celery root, limited supply)
Kohlrabi (limited supply)
Give us a holler if you are interested in any of these items!