Sunday, January 14, 2018

School of Crops this week

Rousedale Farm 2018

Hi all,
Happy winter, er uh, spring, I mean winter, or summer, no winter, yeah winter.  Actually the streak of real cold we had before we moved into a couple days of spring and then back to winter, was the longest streak, I’ve been told, of not getting above freezing since 1972!  The chickens handle the cold temperatures much better then you would think.  They insulate themselves by puffing up there feathers to allow more air in to surround them, and that air is heated by their body heat.  I’d try that for my head but I have nothing on top of my head to do much with.  Speaking of the chickens, with nothing planted, we allow them to range freely.  Customers driving down the lane often encounter a chicken or two on the road.  I’ve noticed different strategies to handle the situation.  Some folks come to a complete stop until the offending bird moves.  Some honk their horns.  Some get out of their cars to shoo the chickens away.  None of these options really work all that well.  What I have found that works the best is to keep moving slowly ahead and the chicken(s) will get out of your way, even though it may look like a chicken dinner will be the end result.
Just a reminder…our first meeting for our School of Crops will be this Wednesday evening at 7 here at the farm.  On January’s meeting agenda:
Site Selection
Soil Test
What to grow 
Seeds or plants
Making your garden plan
What going organic means
Plus much more to discuss that will insure you a successful garden this year!
The cost is $15 per meeting or if you would like to sign up in advance for the whole year $120.  Please let us know if you’re attending before Wednesday.

Our 2018 CSA is now accepting members.  All details on our web site www.rousedalefarm.com
Eggs and Honey available everyday 9-7

Have a great week!
Steve

Thursday, December 14, 2017

It's a Wrap.  Our last market until Spring.  Friday 10-6 and Saturday 9-3


All good things must come to an end and so another fall season is in the books here at the farm.  I want to thank you all for your support this fall season. Even though we had a shortened year, it was so great to see so many familiar faces returning and so many new faces stopping in for the first time.  We are planning so much for next year, I'm excited already!! Stand by for all the info after the first of the year.  Not a great amount of produce left in the market, but we do have:  

Purple Carrots/$2.50/pound

Yellow Carrots/$2.50/pound
Carrots/$1.99/pound
Parsnips/$3/pound
Pablano Peppers/$3/pound
Buttercup Squash/$1.79/pound
Sweet Potatoes/ $2.29/pound
Russet (baking) Potatoes/$1.50/pound
Yukon Gold Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Red Potatoes-(small)/ $1.87/pound
Russian Fingerling Potatoes/$2.29/pound
Onions/$1.89/pound
Green Cabbage/$1.50/pound
Purple Top Turnips/$2.40/pound
Hakurei Turnips (white)/$2.50/pound
Raw Honey $8/1 pound, $15/2 pounds, $22/3 pounds
Eggs/ lg/XL/$4
Herb/ rosemary/$2/bunch
Apples-McIntosh, Staymen, Crispin $1.50/pound

Remember Eggs and Honey always available for self serve through the winter!

Thanks again, and we hope your holidays are eggtacular, uh...spectacular!!

Locally Yours!

Steve

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Eggtacular Sale is Over.  We are Sold Out!!

It's been like Black Friday at Walmart here!!  The eggs are sold out!

Locally Yours!
Steve

Thursday, December 7, 2017

It's an eggtacular!!

With just a couple of weeks to go, it's time to through caution to the wind and go farm crazy.  I've scrambled around and decided to cut our egg price in half!!  That's right this is not a yolk,ah joke.  Eggs from our chickens to you will be $2 per dozen during market hours only this Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 9-noon.  No, I haven't cracked up.  No, my brain is not fried.  No, I haven't rolled over easy and given up. It's simply time to lay a deal on you. Credit cards, cash and chicks, ah, I mean, checks accepted. 


Also in the market:


Fennel/$3/bulb
Purple Carrots/$2.75/pound
Yellow Carrots/$2.75/pound
Carrots/$1.99/pound
Leeks/$3/pound
Watermelon Radish/$2.50/pound
Parsnips/$3/pound
Pablano Peppers/$3/pound
Butternut Squash/$1.79/pound
Buttercup Squash/$1.79/po
Red Beets/2 pounds for $4
Golden Beets/2 pounds for $4.25
Sweet Potatoes/ $2.29/pound
Russet (baking) Potatoes/$1.50
Kennebec White Potatoes/ $1.50/pound
Yukon Gold Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Red Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Russian Fingerling Potatoes/$2.29/pound
Onions/$1.89/pound
Green Cabbage/$1.50/pound
Arugula/$4/half pound
Purple Top Turnips/$2.40/pound
Hakurei Turnips (white)/$2.50/pound
Raw Honey $8/1 pound, $15/2 pounds, $22/3 pounds
Eggs/ lg/XL/$
2
Herb/ sage, rosemary/$2/bunch
Apples-McIntosh, Staymen, Crispin $1.50/pound



Locally Yours!
Steve


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Delivery Menu

It's a busy time of year!  Why not save some time and have us deliver your fresh, organic veggies, eggs and honey!  Our delivery is on Thursday evening.
 
Call, text or email with your order and questions.  410-215-6776.

This week's menu:

Arugula/$4/half pound
Fennel Bulb/$3.50
Purple Carrots/$2.75/pound
Yellow Carrots/$2.75/pound
Orange Carrots/$1.99/pound
Leeks/$3/pound
Watermelon Radish/$2.50/pound
Parsnips/$3/pound
Butternut Squash/$1.79/pound
Buttercup Squash/$1.79/pound
Red Beets/2 pounds for $4
Golden Beets/2 pounds for $4.25
Sweet Potatoes/ $2.29/pound
Russet (baking) Potatoes/$1.50
Kennebec White Potatoes/ $1.50/pound
Yukon Gold Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Red Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Russian Fingerling Potatoes/$2.29/pound
Onions/$1.89/pound
Green Cabbage/$1.50/pound
Purple Top Turnips (ours, just harvested/$2.40/pound
Hakurei Turnips (white)/$2.50/pound
Raw Honey $8/1 pound, $15/2 pounds, $22/3 pounds
Eggs/ lg/XL/$4
Herbs/parsley, sage, rosemary/$2/bunch
Apples/Stayman, Crispin and McIntosh/$1.50/pound  These apples are from Integrated Pest Management orchards.  Not organic, but less spaying than conventional orchards.

There's a $5 delivery fee on each order.

PLEASE TRY TO HAVE ORDERS IN BY NOON THURSDAY.

Locally Yours!

Steve

Thursday, November 30, 2017

School of Crops!!

Our Farm Market open Friday 10-6, Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 9-noon

Introducing the "School of Crops!" Have you always wanted to grow some of your own food? Have you tried before and by harvest time you had one tomato and a bean to show for all your hard work?.  Rousedale Farm presents the "School of Crops"  Join us for a monthly meeting January- December to discuss and learn just how to make this garden thing work. Each month we will talk about and show you what you should be doing during the month to insure a successful garden.  You can sign up for the whole year in advance for $120 or pay as you go at $15 per month.  Sign up time is now through January first.  We will have special guests and I'm sure a lot of fun along the way! Email us for questions or to sign up.

In the market:


Rainbow Carrots/$2.75/pound
Carrots/$1.99/pound
Leeks/$3/pound
Watermelon Radish/$2.50/pound
Brussels Sprouts/$6/pound
Parsnips/$3/pound
Pablano Peppers/$3.50/pound
Pedron Peppers/$7.50/pound
Spaghetti Squash/$1.49/pound
Butternut Squash/$1.79/pound
Delicata Squash/$1.49/pound
Red Beets/2 pounds for $4
Golden Beets/2 pounds for $4.25
Sweet Potatoes/ $2.29/pound
Russet (baking) Potatoes/$1.50
Kennebec White Potatoes/ $1.50/pound
Yukon Gold Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Red Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
French Fingerling Potatoes/$2.29/pound
Onions/$1.89/pound
Green Cabbage/$1.50/pound
Spinach/$2.75/bunch
Arugula/$4/half pound
Curly Kale/$2/half pound(still ours, not as crisp, great taste)
Sorrel (still ours, green with a lemony taste) /$4/ pound
Purple Top Turnips (ours, just harvested/$2.40/pound
Hakurei Turnips (white)/$2.50/pound
Raw Honey $8/1 pound, $15/2 pounds, $22/3 pounds
Eggs/ lg/XL/$4
Herbs/parsley, sage, rosemary/$2/bunch
Apples(York)/$2.72/pound


Locally Yours!
Steve

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Delivery Menu

All of our produce in the field has been harvested and is done for the year.  In our effort to continue to provide  organically grown vegetables and support other local organic farmers, we will be offering produce from the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op.  The co-op is made up of 100 organic farmers.  Delivery begins around 5pm and runs through the evening.
Call, text or email with your order and questions.  410-215-6776.
This week's menu:
Rainbow Carrots/$2.75/pound
Carrots/$1.99/pound
Leeks/$3/pound
Watermelon Radish/$2.50/pound
Brussels Sprouts/$6/pound
Parsnips/$3/pound
Pablano Peppers/$3.50/pound
Pedron Peppers/$7.50/pound
Spaghetti Squash/$1.49/pound
Butternut Squash/$1.79/pound
Delicata Squash/$1.49/pound
Green Acorn Squash/$1.49/pound
Red Beets/2 pounds for $4
Golden Beets/2 pounds for $4.25
Sweet Potatoes/ $2.29/pound
Russet (baking) Potatoes/$1.50
Kennebec White Potatoes/ $1.50/pound
Yukon Gold Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
Red Potatoes/ $1.87/pound
French Fingerling Potatoes/$2.29/pound
Onions/$1.89/pound
Green Cabbage/$1.50/pound
Spinach/$2.75/bunch
Arugula/$4/half pound
Curly Kale/$2/half pound(still ours, not as crisp, great taste)
Sorrel (still ours, green with a lemony taste) /$4/ pound
Purple Top Turnips (ours, just harvested/$2.40/pound
Hakurei Turnips (white)/$2.50/pound
Raw Honey $8/1 pound, $15/2 pounds, $22/3 pounds
Eggs/ lg/XL/$4
Herbs/parsley, sage, rosemary/$2/bunch
Apples(York)/$2.72/pound

There's a $5 delivery fee on each order.

PLEASE TRY TO HAVE ORDERS IN BY NOON THURSDAY.

Locally Yours!

Steve