Need newbie help-production in zone 9
Hello all. This is my first year market gardening, and my second year gardening total. August was a brutal month in terms of heat (100 degree almost daily), and as a result many farmers dropped from the market for the month. The few times I went, I sold out, even after raising my prices & doubling production (which is a good problem). I'd like to avoid this for next August, and also have items that other vendors aren't selling (there is only so much okra and basil people can eat!). What other items could I harvest or produce in August in zone 9? I'm looking into a certified, commerical kitchen & licensing to sell canned/dried items, but that is a long term goal. Any suggestions would be very appreciated!