Keepin' Up with LIG

At Let It Grow Farm, we grow a wide variety of vegetables across all seasons and raise a flock of laying hens for fresh eggs year-round.  We use some season extension strategies (e.g., row covers, plastic-covered high and low tunnels) to get the most out of each crop, but we feel that each crop has its season and don't use excessive resources (added heat or lighting) to grow a crop outside of its natural season.  While eggs are available year-round, they also have their seasons, as the hens lay far more in the spring and summer than they do in the shortest days of the year.  The following is a general outline of some of the crops we have available during various times of the year:

 

  • Spring and early summer (April through mid-June):  Lettuce, spinach, arugula, salad turnips, sugar snap peas, kale, raab, chard, tatsoi, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, fennel, strawberries
  • Summer (mid-June through September):  Zucchini, squash, cucumbers, beans, basil, onions, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, winter squash, corn, melons, okra
  • Fall (late September into winter):  Lettuce, spinach, arugula, radishes, turnips, brussel sprouts, kale, raab, chard, tatsoi, bok choy, collards, cabbage, broccoli, fennel, sweet potatoes
  • Winter:  Our winter availability depends largely on what type of winter we get.  Some years, we may have most of our fall crops available into January or later.  Other years, most may not be available past November.