Farmers prepare crops before the winter

Getting the last of the summer crops in

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many farmers are in the middle of, or done with, chopping corn, or focusing on getting in their warm weather crops in before a damaging frost comes.

Right now, Butynski’s Farm has most of their pumpkins and winter squash picked and put away. Not much left to harvest other than sweet corn that has been good this year even with a lot of rainfall at the beginning of the growing season.

Some of the other crops including winter squash didn’t do so well with all the water. Now it’s about getting the last of the summer crops in.

Michael Butynski of the Butynski’s Farm Stand said, “We’re starting to pick our tomatoes green so we don’t have to try to cover them and the season is going to wind down here. So we’ll pick them green and put them away and let them ripen out.”

There are also a lot of grape pickers out trying to put away the sweetness of summer in a jar before the cold sets in.

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