It’s the Busiest Time of the Year

Posted by Tony Ricci on 09/26, 2012 at 08:13 PM

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It’s official. The “we’ve crossed the threshold of the autumn equinox and stepped into what should be a leisurely stroll towards winter.”

Most people think this is the end of the growing season, but for farmers, it’s really the busiest time of year.

We’re still grappling with the last summer crops while we try to replicate the springtime planting frenzy. Unfortunately, we’re not quite at peak performance this time of year. We’re running on a deficit of energy that even a continual intravenous flow of coffee can’t quite bring up to 47%. 

Some fields are a lost cause this time of year while others call out for yet another round of weeding. And all I really want to do is collect unemployment and have people feel sorry for me because I’ve been victimized by my own poor choice of vocations.

So while we’re waiting for the final frost to set things right there is still a great abundance to choose from.

Winter Squash is here for the duration replacing tomatoes as the main crop.

We have a bumper crop of French Fingerling and Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes this year. Also available: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Turnips, Watermelon Radishes, Celeriac.

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{name} Author: Tony Ricci

Bio: Co-owner and operator of Green Heron Farm in southern Huntingdon County | Provides year-round supplies of local, organic vegetables (retail and wholesale) across central Pennsylvania


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