Peregrine Farm News Vol. 12 #33, 12/4/15

What’s been going on!

We hope that everyone’s Thanksgiving was warm, fun and full of great food.  Ours certainly was as we go over the my brother’s house for a leisurely gathering where we all share the cooking, eating and drinking duties and then can quietly slip home and sleep in our own beds.  What could be more simple and filling?

We have made it to another December.  It used to be that November was really the end of the produce season other than the odd collard and butternut squash and we would have to work to have good greens for Thanksgiving and then pack it in for the winter.  December would come in and clamp down hard, sure we would have a few warm days but the nights were consistently cold.   Not so much anymore.

While the days are still short so that nothing really grows much but with good row covers, unheated high tunnels and just a degree or two warmer it is now fairly easy to hold those crops and not have them damaged by cold.  December is now a fairly robust month at market and January is when the tables are filled with more durable goods.

Picture of the Week

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A brilliant December day after yet more rain

What’s going to be at the market?

Betsy and I will not be at market tomorrow but Jennie will be there with lots of beautiful produce.

Let’s start with greens.  Beautiful Collards and Lacinato Kale.  Salad Mix, some Little Gem and Red Leaf Lettuces.  Bok Choi and Asian Braising Mix.  Escarole.  Our first Spinach of the fall.

Roots, roots.  Watermelon Radishes to go with regular Radishes and the Black Spanish Radish.  Japanese salad Turnips.  More baby Ginger and fresh white Turmeric.  A small amount of Carrots.

Butternut Squash and a few Seminole Pumpkins.  More nice Fennel.  Celtuce, that nutty crisp stalk that would go great with the Braising Mix.  Herbs- Dill, Cilantro and Italian Parsley.

 

As a reminder if there is anything that you would like for us to hold for you at market just let us know by e-mail, by the evening before, and we will be glad to put it aside for you.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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