The weather has cooled significantly since Labor Day, and it’s now more noticeable. Crop availability varies with the season. Vegetables like eggplants and bell peppers are winding down, while fall crops such as cauliflower and kale have started to hit the stands. The good news is that tomatoes keep coming, so we can still get our fix for these quintessential autumn fruits.
All those pumpkins, acorn squash, and butternut squash lining the stands show that we must be getting closer to the Fall. We’ll start seeing the shift towards colder-weather crops and gourds in the coming months as summer ones are harvested. But this also means that we only have a few more weekends at the market in the valley before everything shuts down for the season.
However, this year, after the summer closes down for the season, there will be a winter market starting in November. It will take place on the second Sunday of each month. We’ll have more information in the coming weeks.
With the chilly temperatures once again, it’s time to start thinking about flu season. Continue to be cautious and take the appropriate precautions to keep yourself and others safe.
We’d also like to thank the good people over Odam Medical Group (https://www.odammedicalgroup.org/) for administering COVID vaccinations throughout the summer. Please note, they will not be at the market for the remainder of the season.