Harvest Monday February 10, 2020

It’s time for Harvest Monday, where we celebrate all things harvest related. Homegrown veggies are always a treat here in winter, and I had a couple of harvests last week. I have one Burgundy sprouting broccoli producing, and it gave me a few more shoots. The other plants of Rudolph and Santee are starting to head now, so I should have more to cut soon. This batch was just enough for a taste of things to come!

Burgundy broccoli

I also made a cutting of White Russian kale to go in a soup I am cooking tonight. I have quite a bit of kale planted in the greenhouse, and it is all ready for cutting now. We also enjoy eating the rapini when the plants begin flowering.

White Russian kale

My wife and I recently returned from a getaway to Cabo San Lucas. We enjoyed a visit to Flora Farms while we were there. They grow over 100 varieties of vegetables and herbs, using sustainable and organic farming practices. Considering the Baja region is classified as a desert, they have an impressive operation there. We ate at their farm to table restaurant, and since they had a wood-fired pizza oven we ordered an arugula pizza. It was piled high with tender and mild tasting arugula they had tossed with a lemon dressing. I love arugula on pizza so this was a real treat for me.

arugula pizza

They also had a market where they sold their herbs and veggies. We picked up kohlrabi, napa cabbage, and snow peas which went into a stir fry I made for our dinner one night. We didn’t get a farm tour, but if we return next year that will be on my to-do list.

Flora Farms market

Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to share, add your name and blog link to Mr Linky below. And be sure and check out what everyone is harvesting!

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8 Responses to Harvest Monday February 10, 2020

  1. Flora Farms looks really beautiful, especially that – all glass – restaurant! It’s nice to see a farm to table place that actually grows most if it’s food, in the UK we are lucky if they grow 20% of it, they are very disappointing : All the best – Steve

  2. Sue Garrett says:

    Our Rudolph is producing now too which was a nice surprise

  3. alittlebitofsunshine says:

    Oooh that pizza looks inviting!!

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      The crust was so good. It’s hard to beat the wood-fired oven pizza crust. I use a pizza stone at home, but it doesn’t get as hot as the ovens.

  4. Doesn’t a winter break from the cold to some place warm make all the difference? When living in MA we used to try to get away to visit family in California in January, February or March. Then we could make it to May! Your kale and PSB are enviable for your zipcode. I’d love to visit Flora Farms on a trip to Cabo.

    • Dave @ HappyAcres says:

      I find the older I get, the more I appreciate the winter break. And that’s even with a warmer than usual winter here. The short days and lack of sunshine take a toll on me, since I’m such an outdoor person.

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