It’s easy being green – if you have the right temperatures of course.
Seasonality goes hand in hand with growing local. The most productive time of year for most farms is during the middle of the summer, when the days are long and warm. Unfortunately, in Blacksburg, most of our customers are gone for the summer, during the height of the season. So, the folks at the Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm have had to be creative.
When planning for the season, we gear the production so that the bulk of the harvest will occur between August and October, when school is in session.
This week we’ve been harvesting lettuce which does well in cooler temperatures. Luckily this year we’ve had temperatures perfect for growing lettuce!
Here are a couple heads of lettuce – straight from the garden. Keep an eye out for local lettuce being served on campus!