When I stopped by the mountain swap meet this weekend, it was pretty much deserted, except for the farmers. The produce was so colorful! Here in Southern California, especially the desert, we have a 365 day growing season. The fields out by my school are rotated. Winter crops are growing now and when they are harvested, the summer ones will be planted. As long as we don't have a hard frost, the farmers can grow food all year. The Coachella Valley is the second largest growing area in California, behind only the central valley. I thought the tomatoes, peppers, and oranges were colorful and were a welcome sight on a cloudy day!