The rumors usually start trickling down from my friends with gardens and farms – the frost is coming. We know it can happen anytime from about mid-September onward here. I perk up my ears, and listen carefully…. People love to talk about the weather, you know. When strangers in line at the store are talking about the first frost and snow, I know it is time to buckle down and harvest as much food as I can manage before it is lost to the change of seasons.

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