Suzanne Long and Tim Sanford of Luna Bleu Farm in Royalton, Vt., check on a bed of spinach after uncovering it to soak up the short hours of daylight Thursday, Dec. 20, 2019. The greens remain covered for much of the day to retain heat and moisture. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to email@example.com.