Abundant, beautiful garlic

Abundant, beautiful garlic

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 a challenge to manage timely planting, cultivation, harvesting etc with too much rain but this is still way better than the drought of last year. At this point in August of  last year we had had only two meaningful rain events since April and we were so tired from pumping water.  Thank you God for rain.

This has been a very good year for the honeybees here at our farm. Dad extracted honey this week and got over 300 lbs of lovely honey from 5 hives that are up by the big maple tree. He says this is the best he has seen since we moved to New York (27 years ago) About every 10 years or so the basswood trees give a lot of nectar and this was the year. Of course the honey would have lots of other nectar’s in it from all the diverse flowers that are on a semi-wild but highly cultivated space such as this farm is.

We harvested the garlic crop this week. It was a successful prosperous crop; nice big garlic that is now waiting to make your meals delicious and your body healthy.

We have a limited supply of sweet corn that is ready now. In early May it was so cold when it was time plant the first corn that it had no chance of sprouting so I planted some in plugs in the greenhouse. After they were up and growing nice and the weather was a bit better  I  set them out on a warm south facing sandy field to grow on. It worked! Corn will become more abundant from the normal (much lower cost of production) field planted patches later next week.

I should tell you about the glads and sunflowers; their beauty is showing itself to the world;  the blackberries, shiny black gems that have a lovely taste of there own; the big sweet onions- 32 onions that we pulled this morning filled a 50 lb order… there is so much to enjoy this time of year. Daniel

Produce Available Now

 

  • TomatoesSlicer $3.5 / LB
  • Strawberries Frozen $4.25 / LB
  • Eggs Large $2.5 / Dozen
  • Scallions $1.25 / Bunch
  • Honey $0 / Each
  • Garlic $7 / LB
  • Maple Syrup $45 / Gallon
  • Vinegar Raw $14 / Gallon
  • Arugula $6 / LB
  • Summer Squash $1.25 / LB
  • Cilantro $1.25 / Bunch
  • Dillweed $1.25 / Bunch
  • broccoli $3 / LB
  • BeetsRed $2 / LB
  • Swiss Chard $3 / LB
  • Chicken $3.15 / LB
  • eggplant $3 / LB
  • BeansGreen $2.5 / LB
  • Parsley $1.25 / Bunch
  • Cabbage Green $0.85 / LB
  • blueberriesDads $5 / Pint
  • Flowers $4.25 / Each
  • Basil $7 / LB
  • Radishes $1.25 / Bunch
  • Spinach $6 / LB
  • blackberries $5 / Pint
  • glads $0.75 / Each
  • cauliflower $2 / LB
  • Tomitilloes $3 / LB
  • KaleCurly, lacinato,Red Russian $4 / LB
  • OnionsSweet $1.25 / Each
  • Peppers Sweet $2.5 / LB
  • Zucchini $1.25 / LB
  • Kolirabi $1.25 / Each
  • CherryTomato $3 / Pint
  • Pickler Cukes $1.25 / LB
  • Mixed Greens $6 / LB
  • Lettuce Red & Green $1.25 / Each
  • Chives $1.25 / Each
  • Oregano $1.25 / Bunch
  • HerbsMix or Match $1.25 / Each
  • Sage $1.25 / Bunch
  • Thyme $1.25 / Bunch
  • Salad Mix $6 / LB
  • Lemon Balm $1.25 / Bunch
  • Beet Greens $2 / LB
  • Cucumbers $1.75 / LB
  • Lettuce Many Kinds $1.25 / Each
  • Romaine lettuce $1.75 / Each
  • Lettuce lb $1.7 / LB
  • Lettuce 20# CaseManyKinds $0 / Case20lbs
  • Scallions lb $0 / Each
  • Garlic Scapes $5 / LB
  • Parsley Bulk $25 / 10 lb bag
  • Tomato Seconds $1.75 / LB
  • Lettuce Iceburg $1.75 / Each
  • BeansYellow $2.5 / LB
  • Dill Heads $7 / LB
  • Zucchini Seconds $0.5 / LB
  • Pork (all cuts) $3.5 / LB
  • CabbageRed $0.85 / LB
  • Mint $1.25 / Bunch
  • Jalopenoes $6 / LB
  • sunflowers Dozen $6 / Dozen
  • Cookies Many Kinds $3 / bag
  • Beef Ground 1 Lb $5.99 / Each
  • Beef Patties $6.25 / Each
  • Duck Eggs $4.75 / Dozen
  • Garlic Scape Base $5 / Each
  • Currents $5 / Pint
  • Carrots young $3 / LB
  • Potatoes New $1.5 / LB
  • Mushrooms Oyster $7.25 / LB
  • Eggs Organic $5 / Dozen
  • Beets rainbow $2 / LB
  • RaspberriesFrozen $7.25 / LB
  • Jam Raspberry $8 / Pint
  • Asparagus frozen $3.25 / LB
  • Rhubarb Frozen $1.75 / LB
  • Bittermelon Large $2 / Each