October 02, 2013 - 4:22 PM
KAMLOOPS – Many farmers are rushing to complete harvest, prompted by the first of the autumn frosts that threaten to destroy anything left in the field.
This rush means the farmer's market is filled with all sorts of goodies as pumpkins and squash join apples, carrots and greens on the tables of more than a dozen different vendors.
From petite “Jack Be Little” pumpkins to oversize zucchini, the farmer's market has it all on display. With vegetable gardens near the end of the season, other gardens around the city are enjoying a pop in colour from fall flowers currently in their prime.
At Thistle Farm in Westsyde workers are quickly trying to get the remaining squash and pumpkins off the field after a frost fell over the crop this week. Piles of the fruit fill a gazebo, which is lined with tarps to protect the ripe, or nearly ripe, fruit from damage.
Even the city gardeners are into the spirit of the cooler season, adorning the main display at City Hall with gnarly pumpkins and a quirky scarecrow.
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