Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Farm Update

The Quick update!

Just a reminder that egg delivery will be Friday evening instead of Thursday this week.  Please let me know if there are any changes.

There's chicken in the freezer and we will have fresh chicken in the cooler from Thursday at 2pm through Sunday evening.  These will be large roasters.

Available this week at the farm:

Spring Onions
Basil, oregano and tarragon herb plants

Remember if you would like honey, other than a bear, bring you own container and we will fill it up.  It's a little cheaper that way too!



Locally Yours,
Vicky and Steve

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


In my late night haze writing last night's newsletter, I wasn't clear, at all, where you can get the herb plants.  They are here at the farm.

That's it. over and out.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Farm Update

What's happening down on the farm!

I have good news!!  We will have fresh chicken in the house Thursday afternoon through Sunday and again next Thursday through Sunday.(5/29-6/1).  This means that chicken CSA members will be able to grab there June chicken a little earlier than expected if you would like it fresh as opposed to frozen.  There will be more fresh chicken later during the month of June, if you would rather wait.  For those of you that are not chicken CSA members, remember you don't have to be a CSA member to enjoy our chicken.  These chickens will all be whole chickens, not in pieces.

On the veggie front...everything is in the ground. Of course all the early stuff is plodding along.  In the last week we planted green beans, tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, watermelons (and yes Rhoda, I planted your orange watermelon seed you snuck into our market)

We have asparagus available everyday and by this weekend we should have radishes, spring onions, rhubarb and a few strawberries.

Melanie at Putnam Hill Nursery, which is right down the road from us, asked if any of our customers might be interested in any herb plants. We have beautiful sweet basil, Italian oregano, french tarragon, Siam queen Thai basil and spicy globe basil plants. They are $4 per plant and really look good.

We have found ourselves with a multitude of double yolkers.  Huge eggs that have double yolks.  It's like getting two dozen eggs in 12 egg packages.  You'll have to ask for them, as they are not in the egg cooler.  They require special Godzilla sized packaging.



Locally Yours,
Vicky and Steve

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Farm Update

What's happening down on the farm!

Just a quick reminder of our planting workshops. Tonight at 6:30 and Sunday at 3.
We'll talk about planting all the summer veggies in your garden or containers.

Also Veggie plants are still available: tomatoes, melons, squash, cucumbers, peppers.  All organic plants.  Squashes and cukes are .50 cents. Tomato and peppers .75 cents and melon plants $1.00.

If you're attending the workshop bring old shoes, notepad and chair if you want to.  Should last about an hour.

We're off to plant!



Locally Yours,
Vicky and Steve

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Farm Update

What's happening down on the farm!

Thank goodness we made out a bit better than I would have imagined after watching a literal river wash across the farm last week with the rain.  We ended up with 5.33 inches.  A few things were washed away, but not too bad.  The frustration at the moment is that everything seems to be growing so slowly.  Even the asparagus, that can grow three inches or more a day, just doesn't seem to have the old get up and grow.  Cold and wet slows things down.  Speaking of asparagus, we continue to have some available. It disappears in a hurry. So you may want to call first if you're making a special asparagus trip.

There are a lot of blossoms on the strawberry plants and we think the blueberry bushes look the best they have looked maybe ever!  We've learned not to get to over confident, however, in this business. Our mantra is "we'll see what happens."

We will have organic veggie plants available beginning Wednesday.  I will list what we have at the end of the newsletter.

Vicky will be holding her planting clinics on Thursday evening at 6:30 and Mother's Day Sunday at 3.  Shoot us an email if you think you may attend, just to give us a rough idea. She says we will be going out in the field for demonstrations.  Make sure you bring old shoes, a chair if you like, note paper and pen.  She's threatening a pop quiz at the end of the clinic. I'm trying to talk her into a glass of wine instead of the pop quiz.  "We'll see what happens." We'll be talking about growing tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, squash, melons and whatever else you may want to discuss like the Orioles or where my hair went. I would guess it should last about an hour.  This is a free event.

I had a crazy idea a few weeks ago, to add some art work on our bee hives.  Everybody has the same old white hives.  There is a logical reason to have the hives painted white.  White keeps the hives a bit cooler in the hot summer months.  We're bucking the trend a bit and asked our multi-talented farmhand Ginny if she could add a little pizzaz to the hives.  They are looking great!  I'll put some pictures up on our facebook page in the next couple of days.

Self serve eggs 7 days a week.  Market hours 10-7 Tuesday-Sunday.  Local raw honey is available during market hours.  We are sold out of chicken at the moment, but will be restocked in about 4 weeks.

Plants available:
Tomatoes...celebrity, big beef, Cherokee purple, Brandywine and San Marzano
Peppers...red knight, California wonder, Hungarian hot wax
Summer Squash...multipik yellow and Raven Zucchini
Melons...athena and ambosia canteloupe. Crimson sweet and sugar baby watermelon

Cucumber and squash plants .50 each
Tomato and pepper .75 each
Melons $1.00 each

These are all organically grown plants.



Locally Yours,
Vicky and Steve