Peregrine Farm News Vol. 15 #34, 11/8/18

What’s been going on?

So it looks like the first killing freeze of the season is finally going to hit us on Saturday night, only a few weeks later than usual.  The National Weather Service is calling for 28 degrees at the farm, it usually takes 27 or 28 degrees to finally kill the warm season crops like peppers or the toughest of warm season weeds.

I can say that to a person the market farmers are more than ready for this stage of the growing season to be over with.  Universally everyone we talk to has had a difficult growing year with generally too much water and erratic weather.   Following 2017, which was a banner year, it has made it even harder to work through the strangeness of 2018.

That doesn’t mean we are done for the year, the crops left in the ground now are solidly established and short of (which I should probably not even whisper) an extreme dip into really cold weather should all be happy to the end.  We are hoping for a least a few weeks of mildish weather to complete some projects that we just didn’t get to earlier in the season when it was just too ugly to contemplate starting them.  Fall always seems to tumble down this way.

Picture of the week

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A radiant fall day

What’s going to be at the market?

Remember the market opens at 9:00!

Peppers are running down with Red Bells and Yellow Bells, Corno di Toros in red, yellow and orange and the sweet Cubanelle.  Sweet Pimiento, Jimmy Nardelo frying peppers and Spanish Piquillo.  Shishitos.  In hot peppers Fresnos, Espelettes, Jalapenos and Serranos.  Anaheims and Poblanos.

The first awesome Celery of the season.  Finally some tender Spinach too.  More Lettuce this week with Little Gem and Salad Mix.  Japanese Salad Turnips and Purple Top turnips. Red Radishes.  Fairy Tale Eggplants. plug on in the little tunnels.  Wonderful fresh Baby Ginger and Turmeric!  A small amount of Lacinato Kale and Collards. Spigariello, beautiful greens for cooking.  Italian Parsley is back too.

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.  Just so you know, sometimes not everything listed will be at the Wednesday market.

Hope to see you all at the market!

Alex, Betsy and Jennie

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