We're eagerly anticipating our first ever winter shares here on the farm and we are very pleased with how our winter tunnel looks! Our winter tunnel is full of cold tolerant crops including kohlrabi, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, arugula & winter greens, radish and spinach. Based on our trials the past couple years we're confident that we will be able to have fresh vegetables well into November and potentially even into December.
Our cold hardy crops have a neat adaptation that's tasty too: they create more sugars within their cells so that they can withstand freezing temperatures (to a point). More sugars means sweeter tasting vegetables. Indeed, many fall crops get sweeter after the first frost including carrots, brussels sprouts, lettuces and many more.
We'll be able to harvest the first of our winter crops soon and in time for the first week of our winter shares. Stay tuned!