Friday, December 11, 2015

The Pleasure Of Carrots

One might expect that once the calendar turns to December, farmers might expect to catch a little down time. However, in 2015 the salubrious weather has extended the work season and we're still working to properly put the gardens and fields to bed for the winter.
Soil tests, garden clean up, equipment cleaning and stowing and food storage/preservation crowd out other activities (except for deer hunting, of course) like blogging.
Our grandchildren were here for a quick visit before Thanksgiving and they enjoyed helping us harvest the last of the carrot crop. These carrots grew on the edge of a raised bed in the high tunnel as a companion to climbing tomatoes.
Carrots are one of my favorite crops because they keep so well. It's not unusual for us to be finishing the previous year's carrots just as the early planting is ready. Year-round nutrition and good taste - what more can you ask?
If you have an interest in purchasing carrots, I have a limited quantity available for sale. Please call the farm at 274-8004 to make arrangements. Also, we have some wonderful winter squash for sale as well. And remember - all our vegetables are USDA Certified Organic.

Harvesting carrots was like a treasure hunt
on Grandma and Grandpa's Farm!
No worries about pesticide residue here.