After finally recovering from the ravages of wind and rain during Irma, local farms – including our little one at the Farm to School Hub – experienced 19 hours of below freezing temperatures. Thanks to a bunch of frost cloth most things survived. But larger farms took a huge hit which delayed receiving local lettuce for a little while.

Farm workers taking a break from the cold.

It’s easy to understand why we have the vast food system we have when you think about the vagaries of regional food.  We will have lettuce in our salads in January, but most of it will likely be from California. Meanwhile, we will keep our fingers crossed that lettuce at the Family Garden Farm will recover quickly.

On the bright side, this weather will have knocked back some of the humidity-loving Florida pests in our garden!