During the week of October 24, 1846, George Holcomb’s turnip harvest was at its height. With his family and others, he pulled turnips on several days, sometimes topping them and sometimes leaving the tops on. He also began trading his turnips for goods and services, including:


An unknown quantity of turnips to the tailor Jervins for the cutting of a coat and vest for son John.

Two bushels of turnips to Manuel Buten for his help in pulling turnips.