These were once happy eggplant. Now look at them! Okay, yes, it is sad to say goodbye to the summer crops like eggplant, peppers, and tomatoes, but it was time. We have storage vegetables aplenty that we are in the midst of harvesting, and we need to move our high tunnels (like the one pictured above), over onto the late fall greens they will be protecting as it gets colder.
It's funny, but when you eat more seasonally - and, running a farm, we naturally do, here - I find that I crave out-of-season foods less. I still love to have tomato sauce on a pizza or on pasta every so often throughout the winter. But I won't eat tomato salad in the winter. No, thanks. We have lots of wonderful roots and greens (and eggs, meat, and dairy from other farms) to enjoy now.
In fact, the cooler and storage rooms are quickly filling up. Last week we harvested about 900 pounds of carrots, bringing our carrot total right under 2000 pounds, and 1600 pounds of cabbage (in the green crates, below). This week we are on to beets, radishes, and turnips. I'll see if I can do a photo tour of the cooler on the blog next week.
See you at market!