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Ridgefield CSA Full Plate Farm one of few to offer cold-weather vegetables

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: December 10, 2022, 6:03am
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Danny Percich of Full Plate Farm, left, harvests beets with Mason Hodnefield. The farm is one of only a small number locally offering cold-season CSA shares.
Danny Percich of Full Plate Farm, left, harvests beets with Mason Hodnefield. The farm is one of only a small number locally offering cold-season CSA shares. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

RIDGEFIELD — As he kneeled in the mud, Danny Percich plucked a beet out of the earth, snapped off its leaves and placed it in a bin.

Grabbing another beet, he explained that frost and cold weather turn the vegetable’s starches into sugars, making it all that much sweeter.

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