Early Spring Market

Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK

I upgraded my refrigerated storage capacity, so now I can offer great looking/in good condition storage carrots for sale at early spring markets. They were harvested late Sept./early Oct. and were not washed. They were stored in the commercial cooler, with temperatures consistently between 35 F and 40 F.

Right now at our market there is a carrot shortage, so premium prices of $3.00 to $5.00 per lb., are the rule, at least for me. I’m washing a batch right now for sale this week. Storage potatoes are also giving a big boost to my early spring sales. I sold several hundred pounds of storage potatoes this week at about $2.00 – $3.00 per lb. Storage crops are what can get a SPIN farmer to $1,000+ market days in early spring.