Windshield Views: November 3, 2011

Autumn!

In the fall, the trucks loaded with red Bell peppers* are intense splashes of color heading south to the processing units just north of Los Angeles. I am especially fond of the brightly yellow Dusi Bros. trucks, carrying the crimson loads. The contrast of red and yellow against an azure autumn sky is stunning! 

Note: the Central Coast is a composition of fascinating pockets of microclimates. Red bell peppers are grown in Gilroy and King City because those areas are warm and have enough heat units to produce peppers.