Most of us who live in the upper Midwest take for granted that our typical growing season lasts from approximately May through early October. The Winter Harvest Handbook challenges that assertion, showing home gardeners and farmers how to harvest delicious vegetables year-round, even in snow-covered areas. Based out of Harborside, Maine, Eliot Coleman and his team have done the research and experiments for us, detailing their latest methodologies which include the most effective greenhouse structures, planting schedules, crop management and harvesting. Using both unheated and minimally heated greenhouses, Eliot is harvesting beets, carrots, celery, lettuces, spinach, leeks, onions and more from October to May. The Winter Harvest Handbook shows us that we don’t have to kiss our garden goodbye in fall, but instead continue to enjoy as many as 30 different types of fresh vegetables throughout the long dark winter.