Labor Day is well placed in the year to celebrate how much labor we have indeed done. We know there's more to come, but we are entering the home stretch. We already have some storage crops harvested - garlic in July, and now onions and shallots. Below is a picture of the farm truck with the bed packed full of onions and shallots. We harvested three truck loads in all!
Onions and shallots need to cure for a couple weeks and then be cleaned and trimmed just like garlic, so it will be a few weeks before they show up at market. We will have garlic, however, every week now until we run out (usually in midwinter)!
Speaking of fall crops, I was walking by the sweet potatoes the other day and noticed that some were blooming! Now it is easy to see that they are part of the morning glory family of plants, and not related to potatoes at all.
Enjoy the weather (we loved that bit of rain we had this afternoon), and see you at market!