In the Fields: 10/15/12

18 October

Fall is here, a time when Fuji apples are being harvested (come and pick your own this Saturday). Bins of winter squash are being hauled in from the fields as well — the first type to go in your shares this week are the striped Delicata (pictured at right).Β  With warm weather returning this week we may have an extended harvest of our summer favorites, but I have a feeling we are seeing the tail end of them, maybe another 3-4 weeks at the most. Right now next year’s strawberry beds are being shaped, first cover crops are being sown and the pumpkins are orange and ready for carving.

– Tom