Our local monthly harvest

It may be hard for some of us to believe you can grow anything at all at 7,000 feet in the sky, with poor soil and scarce water, but La Plata County farmers prove us wrong every spring. Open up your box of weekly farm share goodies or go to the farmersmarket, and here’s what you could see, month by month.

May: Spinach, asparagus, salad greens, rhubarb, bok choy

June: Sugar snap peas, carrots, beets

July: Onions, green beans, broccoli, peppers, Swiss chard, zucchini, cilantro, garlic, turnips, radishes, summer squash

August: Tomatoes, potatoes, leeks, kale, turnips, cucumbers, fennel, parsley, basil

September: Winter squash, cabbage

October: Pumpkins, brussels sprouts