We’ve been eating a lot of salads lately.
The lettuce & spinach are freshly picked … from our farm … harvested from the field … not the greenhouse.
And it’s January!
This bed of lettuce, spinach, kale, arugula & bok choy was the last to be set out in 2020 – transplanted around the middle of September. The greens weren’t yet big enough to harvest for our last farmers’ market in October and I almost mowed them down with the rest of the farm. But I spared them, thinking we might get a salad or two if the fall weather was mild enough to allow them to grow. Indeed the fall was mild and the lettuce & spinach especially flourished. (The kale never amounted to much and the arugula & bok choy succumbed to the frost earlier.)
Now, the spinach is still sweet & delicious. The lettuce leaves are slightly tough, but both make amazing salads!
This morning was frosty, but hopefully the greens recover again and continue to feed us. Harvesting in January – thanks to a mild winter!
We are also eating vegetables that we harvested in fall and stored.
Chinese cabbage (so good in coleslaw or stir-fry), and garlic, onions & winter squash. We will miss them when they are gone!
Around the farm …
Everyone’s enjoying the quieter pace of our off-season!