Thursday, September 21, 2017

Farm Update

Market Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Our market will be open Friday (tomorrow) 10-7, Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 10-3.  The new layer chickens have just started laying this week, so we will have a few eggs in the market.  Keep in mind these are what we call starter eggs.  They are small to medium in size as the girls work their way up to their normal jumbos in a couple of weeks.  I've been looking for a couple of roosters to join the girls primarily to help with the air assault from the hawks.  Two roosters and 100 hens.  If there is life after death I would love to come back as a uh um, well anyway, in the market:

Eggs-limited and small
Spring Mix Salad Mix
Arugula
Swiss Chard
Red Potatoes
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Onions
Sweet Corn - a sweet bi-color
Radishes
Curly Kale
Red Russian Kale
Toscano Kale
Red Beets
Carrots
Herbs-Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Parsley
Mint-Mojito, Peppermint, Spearmint, Chocolate, Julep, Lemon
Honey

Hope to see you down on the farm!

Locally yours,
Steve

Friday, September 1, 2017

Farm Update

Fall Produce Starting and Other Stuff


It may not be much, at the moment, but a few of the fall plantings are ready or getting close.  We have a small amount of arugula ready to go and it's delicious!  The cooler then average temps have helped the bugs stay off the leaves so it looks great too.  If you're looking for arugula today or this weekend stop by and we will go out and cut it while you're here.  It will only take a couple of minutes and it so good cut fresh.  $4 a quarter pound.  Radishes should be ready next week. Lettuce is coming soon as well.  Along with these, we have planted:
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Kale
Carrots
Spinach
Beets
Turnips
Potatoes
Green Beans

We will let you know when these become available.

We have 100 new laying chickens that should start popping out their eggs in 2-3 weeks.

We are helping our honey bees get ready for winter by treating them for Varroa mites.  Mites have become a huge problem for the bees and most hives have them.

So I'm out laying in the field getting ready to take in the eclipse a few days ago.  It was about 2:30ish, face up to the sky, eyes closed tight, quite relaxing really.  Next thing I know, Vicky is near me asking if I was all right!  I totally missed the eclipse, but that two hour nap was AOK.

Locally yours,

Vicky and Steve

P.S.  It feels so good to be back on the farm!!