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October 11, 2015
It Just Gets Sweeter
A Note from the Farmer's Wife
While I am still mourning the departure of the tomatoes, I have to tell you that in some ways the best of the harvest is yet to come. Often by now we have had our first frost, and Jack will probably make his arrival in the coming week. The colder nights and sunny days signal many crops to store sugar. Carrots, cabbage and kale become sweeter, while radishes and spicy greens develop a more complex flavor without abusing the palate. Bitter departs and sweetness follows. I'm sure I could wax philosophical about this natural phenomenon, perhaps somehow comparing it to Farmers in the winter, but I will refrain, in case one reads this.
Our main season ends the final week of October. If you haven't signed on yet for November, please consider doing so. Not only do the veggies get sweeter, but they also get larger - more bang for your buck. We depend on our fall share enrollment to help us purchase fall amendments for our fields. To enroll simply login and follow the link at the upper left of your home page. www.RedEarthFarm.org