September at York Fresh Food Farms

Fall Crops.  September is the time of transition at York Fresh Food Farms.  The height of the harvest season has passed.  The onions and winter squash have all been harvested.  The tomato plants are dying back.  We continue to harvest okra, egg plant, green beans, leeks and peppers.  We have fall collard greens and kale and a few pints of fall raspberries (this is only their first bearing year).  In a couple of weeks, as the weather cools, we’ll have lots of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower.  We are grateful for all the volunteers that are helping us care for and harvest this bounty.

Calabaza, recao, peppers.  York Fresh Food Farms has a bumper crop of calabaza, recao (almost ready to harvest) and peppers – sweet and hot, green, red, yellow and orange.

Salem Square is New Market Stop at 585 W. Princess Street.  Starting September 21st, the Mobile Produce Market will have an additional stop in the west side of the City of York in the Salem Square Neighborhood at 585 W. Princess Street.  It is very exciting to be able to expand the mobile market to Salem Square.  The Mobile Produce Market will be in Salem Square on the following days:

Thursday Sept. 20 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Thursday Oct 4 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Thursday Oct 18 from 5 to 6:30 pm
Thursday Nov 1 from 5 to 6:30 pm.

The Mobile Produce Market.  The Mobile Produce Market served its 1,500th customer on August 30th and has served more than 1700 customers.  The average purchase is $6.50.  Not surprisingly we see the greatest number and the greatest diversity of customers at the rabbittransit market (254 W. King Street) on Friday afternoons from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.

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