YEAR END HARVEST REPORTS
Highlights: Weather – 2019 was a difficult weather year. In April we had a hard frost that reduced our fruit harvest from 48,333 pounds in 2018 to 31,467 pounds in 2019 and in May the average temperature in Corrales was 9 degrees cooler than in 2018. That slowed plant growth. Once the weather warmed up, it turned hot almost overnight. During our peak tomato harvest which is in August and September, the average temperature was 2 degrees higher than in 2018. That affected fruit set on the tomatoes as well as the length of time it took the tomatoes to ripen.
Highlights: 2018 was an extraordinary year. Thanks to a mild spring, no late frosts and some much needed rain during our summer “monsoon” season, we had a record harvest. We donated a total of 87,935 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.