Farm Life Vegetables and Berries

As Summer Lingers…

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already at week 12 of the season! The month of September signals yet another transition, this time towards fall vegetables – beginning with the spaghetti squash you’ll find in your baskets this week. Exceptionally, we feel like we are harvesting them against their will – a reluctance to be harvested made all the more evident by their refusal to turn yellow, a natural colour change typically triggered by the combination of cooler, and wetter, weather. This year we’re on Cloud Nine – with abundant sunshine, and nary a raindrop in sight for the foreseeable future. The dearth of seasonal triggers means the plants – all of them – continue in a state of ignorant bliss, as summer lingers and fall falters, totally unprepared for the winter none of us can avoid.

Verge d'or - Goldenrod