November begins our winter markets and growing season. Little Compton has a long fall growing season because the ocean surrounds us on three sides and helps to fend off early frosts. It is common for us to harvest broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, and other hardy vegetables well into December. Storage crops like squash, potatoes, onions, carrots, and turnips are important staples to the market menu. Weather conditions during the harvest season can affect how much we store, as heavy rains, drought, or hurricanes can seriously damage or destroy crops.
Additionally, we have learned to grow many hardy greens in unheated greenhouses using agricultural cloth blankets to keep plants warm and toasty during long winter nights. Crops such as spinach, Asian greens and mini lettuce don't mind the short days and low light conditions, allowing us to deliver our customers quality produce year-round.
Learn about our Winter CSA here.