Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The March Harvest Calendar
Now let's not get ahead of ourselves.
It isn't spring. Let's just take that off the table from the outset. Positively nothing has changed since February, I assure you.
Only suddenly there seems to be a lot more color.
From the greenhouses.
From cold storage.
Maybe I just didn't see it before.
Or maybe it's all the rain.
But it definitely isn’t spring. For one thing the crops are still decidedly late winter. Shell beans, cabbage, carrots, onions, parsnips, potatoes, and apples make up the last remnants of the field harvest. Even decent pears are pretty thin on the ground at this point. There is absolutely nothing new to eat. And it's still cold. Until I saw those tulips, we were half-heartedly tossing around the idea of a second cassoulet party.
I love the winter. I can even cozy up to the monotony of the food this late in the season. But how can you not prick up your ears at a sight like this?
As always, crop information is available in the sidebar harvest calendar over there on the right all month. The information comes from a guide published by the CENYC, which runs the Greenmarket & New Farmer Development Project. To locate markets near you in the US, check the Zip or City Quick Search at Local Harvest.
Happy winter and happy March!