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Farmer Update: Anticipating Seasonal Change & New Crops

Most North Texas farmers will be picking eggplants, summer squash, okra and basil right up to the first frost of the year, which typically arrives in mid-November. Right now at the Coppell Farmers Market shoppers can find the last of summer tomatoes and cantaloupes. They’ll enjoy new finds like Muscadine grapes and Fairy Tale eggplant, and should definitely load up on the last of the season’s storage crops (potatoes and onions).

With more than two months remaining before the first frost in North Texas, it’s surprising to think that farmers in cooler climates will soon bring kale and butternut squash to their farmers markets. Perhaps we won’t be so far behind them this year as some North Texas farmers have reported flourishing growth of young fall crops following the recent cooler temperatures and unseasonal rains.

COMING SOON: Nearly all of our farmers will harvest sweet potatoes in a couple of weeks. Pumpkin vines at Fisher Family Farm are growing strong and green; they’re sure to bear big orange fruits by the holiday season.

FARMER UPDATES:

-We’re excited to welcome Embry Family Farm to the CFM grower/farmer line up. This farm is located in Emory, TX and they specialize in growing vegetables sustainably, without the use of synthetic chemicals.

-Weathertop Farm will wrapped their season on Saturday, Sept. 2, with plans to return in March of next spring.

– D-Bar Farm is anticipating some days of absence in the coming month while summer crops run low. They’ll return full speed ahead by mid October with a bounty of fall crops and will continue to produce roots & greens in their greenhouses through the winter.

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