Early September Fresh Harvest

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The heat lovers come into their own this time of year: melons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lima beans and corn. And the potato and sweetpotato crops will be coming on storng in the next weeks.

Enjoy your visit to the farm market this week. Here’s a list of some of the crops that you will find:

First-of-season: Apples, Asian pears, chilies, gobo, table grapes, kale, potatoes, winter vegetable starts.

Peak-of-season: Apples, apple cider, apple cider vinegars, apricots, arugula, avocados, Bartlett pears, basil, beets, bell peppers, broccoli, cabbages, cantaloupes, carrots, chard, chipotles, cilantro, collards, corn, pickling and salad cucumbers, dried fruit, eggplants, figs, garlic, green beans, green onions, heirloom tomatoes, herb starts, hot and sweet peppers, leaf lettuce, leeks, lemon cucumbers, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, new potatoes, nopalitos, olive oil, olives, onions, peaches, plums, radishes, raisins, raspberries, red onions, Romano beans, salad mix, spinach, squash blossoms, strawberries, summer squash, sweet yellow onions, tomatoes, tomatillos, vegetable plant starts, yellow waxed beans, zucchini; fresh herbs including chives, dill, French, tarragon, garlic chives, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, Russian tarragon, sage, oregano and culinary bay leaves.

End-of-season: Blueberries, lavender, lemons, scallions, oranges, grapefruit, shelling peas, snow peas, turnips.

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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