And Happy New Moon to you! On this Week 20 it seems quite apropos that, as the moon dies, so will our heat-loving crops in this weekend’s forecasted freezing temperatures. Without a doubt, we will spend the week blanketing the fall greens in cozy row cover to prepare them for the frost. The celeriac, beets and turnips will all come out of the ground to snuggle up together in the root cellar. And the weeds will DIE! If the full moon, in folklore, brings rain and birth, then it seems the new moon this week brings frost and death. And, while these two words are a little grim, I am fully embracing them. For the farmer and the land, they signify the autumnal tumbling into wintery rest; and after a long summer, all a farmer wants to do is sleep like a bear.
This week your share will include:
Sweet and Hot Peppers
Kale, Chard or Collards
Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatillos or Shishito Peppers