When the geese fly overhead in large flocks in V formation, it’s a sign familiar to many that fall is rapidly approaching. And with the large amount of rain we’ve had over the last week, the hot days of summer are already seeming a distant past.
Thankfully, we have lots of late summer/early fall crops that are doing well and ready to share with u-pickers:
- mustard greens (spicy additions to your salad)
- hot and sweet peppers (any one for making salsa verde?)
- peas (back again after giving us such a wonderful crop of sweet peas this spring)
- turnips (wonderful to ferment or mix with potatoes and garlic)
- beets (red and yellow)
- ground cherries (those little surprises that fall to the ground and taste like fruit)
- summer squash (the end of the crop!)
- tomatoes (cherries, paste and slicing)
- swiss chard
- cucumbers (slicing and pickling)
Coming in a week or so: winter squashes!