This week is the opening market for the winter season in Mt. Vernon. Market is Saturday, 11:00 until 1:00 at the Community Center on the east end of downtown. All the vendors are excited to start the new season. I'll be bringing eggs, brussels sprouts, cabbage, chinese cabbage, kale and collards, turnips, beets, carrots, arugula, small kohlrabi, garlic, and squash. Charlotte will bring bread.
Unfortunately, the lettuce with which I was planning to dazzle you is nearly unmarketable. I guess it must have been as cold as 21 degrees last Saturday night. That's what the National Weather Service says happened, and I think they were right. I had ice on the chicken water buckets even at 3:00 in the afternoon on Sunday. Very weird for late October. Anyway, it was cold enough to burn the lettuce leaf tips and pretty much ruin the salad. Of course, this is one more strange weather event. I can't ever remember it being so cold so early in the fall. It also burned all the mustards, chois, daikon, and radishes. So I'm going to be short on leaves and crunch this fall. Bummer. (However, not actually as bad as having a hurricane wash your house away.)
Hope to see you Saturday,
Posted by Laura @ 09:30 PM CDT