Monday, January 9, 2012

Harvest Monday 1/3-1/9 2012

Not much to talk about this week when it comes to harvest, just salads (claytonia, mache, red romaine, deertongue lettuce) and greens (chard, and kale). The girls provided some eggs but they have dropped in their production the last few weeks and one was broody for awhile so she wasn't doing much but laying in a nesting box.

We also had our first Saturday of the year and one of our goals (check them all out here) is to make a detailed list of what our local farmers market has every week. We want to learn what other farmers are growing on our area, develop relationships with them and learn from them. Plus the public can learn how easy it is to eat seasonally.

Here is the first list from the Chico Certified Farmer's Market: Saturday January 7th 2012

Herbs- dill, cilantro, parsley, and lemongrass.

Fruit- grapefruits, many varieties of apples, hachiya persimmons, oranges, kiwi, mandarins, lemons, Mexican limes, and Palestine limes.

Greens- red Russian kale, dinosaur kale, curly kale, bok choy, arugula, mustard greens, collard greens, many different types of lettuce, tatsoi, swiss chard and spinach.

Root veggies- carrots, beets, turnips, daikon, radish, sweet potatoes, and many types of potatoes.

Others- Butternut squash, acorn squash, many types of winter squashes, red cabbage, regular cabbage, napa cabbage, broccoli, romanesco cauliflower, celery, onions, sweet onions, garlic, green onion, leeks, mushrooms, sunchokes, avocado, and chayote.

We were thankful and somewhat amazed at the bounty of our little is January remember! The variety is wonderful and just proves that eating seasonally is really no big deal.

Happy Harvest Monday, we are linking up with Daphne's go check out with others are harvesting around the world.


Stoney Acres said...

Sounds like you have a great little farmers market. Unfortunately we don't have a year round market in our area. We have to wait until June to visit ours.

charity said...

Great info! Thanks for sharing your research! It will be interesting to see how the list changes over the months. :) I'm sure it will be about 3x longer in June. :)

Norma Chang said...

Wow, quite a selection of produce for January, how fortunate.

kitsapFG said...

I love your plan to track the offerings of the weekly farmers market. It should prove very insightful if you are planning to market items yourself someday.

Lynn's Urban Garden Diary said...

That is such a good idea to learn from the local farmers. I have only just recently started going to farmer's markets occasionally. I really need to do it more often.


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