The crew from over at Iroquois Farm (By the river in Lisbon) sent me a few hundred pounds of field cucumbers yesterday. There is a nice mix different sizes of slicers and picklers. They are right at the river and have a warmer micro climate. Here at my farm the girls went up toContinue Reading Come and enjoy this last chance for summer vegetables at Martins Farmstand
We have dug about 1500 lbs of sweet potatoes from 3/4 of the sweet potato patch. There are still a few more rows left yet to dig. Sweet potatoes like long hot summers and this summer was not one of those kind of summers. A month ago it looked as if we would get veryContinue Reading Leeks and red peppers. What will you make out of us?
Tomato Juice Levi Zook and his wife Anna came yesterday to our kitchen and made almost 500 lbs of tomatoes into juice to sell. Some of this is in buckets as plain boiled down juice for you to can for $10 per gallon. They also made lots of it into an old family recipe thatContinue Reading Tomato Juice
This phenomena of lots of heat is pushing the maturity of many crops at a fantastic rate. We picked over 180 lbs of cauliflower this morning and I started into the first 50 foot of the broccoli patch and had a big green tub filled. The spinach, lettuce and all the other leafy greensContinue Reading This heat ripens the tomatoes fast.
This is a wonderful growing season or maybe it is a terrible one as it just makes a difference what one is looking at at the moment. This year it made a huge difference if the land is well drained or not with some gardens on well drained sand doing fairly well and others onContinue Reading This is a wonderful growing season or maybe it is a terrible one
One must plant for there to be the possibility of a good harvest for most of the food that we eat. Last evening I planted lettuce, spinach, cilantro, dill, and arugula. They are timed to get ready in late October and early November. I plant another planting all sorts of seeds every week from MarchContinue Reading Still Planting
This is the time on the summer that lots of things become abundant as we move into the prime harvest season of late summer which means that prices drop. In the last week there has been significant price changes on all of the following: Beets, Tomatoes, Chicken, Cucumbers, Carrots, Sweet onions, Bell peppers and Jalapenos.Continue Reading Summer Bargains on Good Food
It is summertime and as I write this evening it is giving more rain; at moments we may feel like complaining about this but mostly I still love the sound of rain on the roof. On a produce farm we need water on a regular basis for crops to grow well. Yes it is aContinue Reading Abundant, beautiful garlic
We have some beautiful oyster mushrooms. These are coming from the food hub project that is beginning for the Saint Lawrence, Jefferson and Oswego County region. It should be working in a more complete form next year. This will allow a more complete selection of local fruits and vegetables to be available for us toContinue Reading Summertime at Martins farmstand
The black caps are ripening Here is an updated list of what is available now from Martin’s Farm Stand. Especially abundant is parsley, garlic scapes, scallions and the lettuce family. It is the season now for peas and beet greens. New potatoes, garlic bulbs and beans are not yet but soon. The biggest sweet cornContinue Reading What is next at Martins Farmstand?