The Knitty Gritty

Reap the Benefits of Harvest Socks

Harvest season is the time of year, when farmers reap the benefits of their labor throughout the year. It’s the culmination of work, planning, planting, tending, and Mother Nature’s whims. Harvest season is a coveted time of year for people around the world. Socksmith included! Our love of food has translated into some fun, food socks for this special time of year. Located in Santa Cruz, California, our headquarters are a short drive away from the San Joaquin Valley, which is known as the “nation’s salad bowl”. With such bounty in our vicinity, it’s tough to narrow it down, but here are a few of our favorite socks from the cornucopia.

Artichokes! We’re a hop, skip, and a jump from Castroville, the “Artichoke Center of the World”. Our artichoke socks show that we are fans of this wonderful, weird food. Technically, a flower, this edible delight requires a bit of effort in preparation, but the result is well worth it! Artichoke hearts find their way into many dishes, from pasta, to pizza, to soup, to batter-fried and served with a frosty beer. Yum!

Chilis! Kick up that artichoke dish with a nice, spicy chili pepper. A little heat, just when the weather starts to cool is a good thing. Chili peppers are harvested at varying stages of ripeness, which gives them quite a window of opportunity to be enjoyed. Any red chili pepper will be higher on the heat scale than its green equivalent, so variety is easy to achieve. Chili pepper socks keep variety and flavor in your wardrobe.

Another event to celebrate in the harvest season is the harvest moon. A delicious meal is always improved with special company, and a beautiful backdrop. Take the meal outside to enjoy the wonderful fall evenings. The harvest moon happens in late September or early October each year. It is the full moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox. Rising closer to sunset than other full moons throughout the year, this special full moon provides brighter light, which would enable farmers to work longer hours, hence the name. But, you don’t have be a farmer to appreciate the beauty of the harvest moon. And anyone can celebrate with some moon socks.

A little heat, beauty, flavor, and fun food socks can make this harvest season extra special. How do you celebrate the harvest season? Check out how people celebrate around the world!

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