The calendar says December, but they are harvesting carrots, beets, kale and spinach at Terhune Orchards in Lawrence as well as other area farms.
Thanks to the warmer-than-usual weather this month, the ground hasn’t frozen, which has kept the cool-weather vegetables thriving said Pam Mount, who owns Terhune with husband Gary.
“This kind of weather makes the vegetables more flavorful,” she said. “The spinach is incredible, the carrots are sweet and the beets taste great.”
In addition, the farm is still selling its own broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, plus greenhouse lettuces.
Terhune has its own store on the farm and is a vendor at the Trenton Farmers Market, which is open for winter hours Thursdays through Saturdays this time of year. Other local produce available in the winter markets includes apples, white and sweet potatoes, leeks and onions.
Read the whole story by Susan Sprague Yeske.