This is a wonderful growing season or maybe it is a terrible one

We grew the biggest shallots this year. I bought 1,000 shallot seeds this past winter from Johnnys seed company which is only a tiny little envelope of seeds. They grew into 300 lbs of beautiful shallots which I pulled one evening last week. 

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  on wetter ground were just a complete failure. There was a lot a choices to be made this summer that felt almost like triage. After a long wet spell one would only have a few hours before the next rain to do tractor work. What should be done to make the most impact. Should the precious minutes be used to cultivate the strawberries or should I focus on the next planting of spinach? But those lettuce plants need to go out now….. In the end it worked out better than seems possible though.

The sweet onions and leeks have grown well. All the leafy greens and lettuce along with the beets are doing what I expect.  The rutabaga are lovely. The gardens have given us enough that we are picking tons of good food. That said though it is also a rough year for quite a few crops. Spring was cold and wet so crops were planted late. Summer was short and cool and now we are already having weather that is too cool for crops to mature quickly. I think we may be at the peak of the tomato season but there is no peak; they are ripening so slow. The beans are taking a few weeks longer to mature than normal and we are going several days longer than normal till we go back to pick over the plants again. The sweet potatoes… they have a lot of growing to do yet in these last precious days of summer.  A lot hangs on the weather in the next month.

On another note the honey crop is better than we have seen in a long time. In July my father extracted 300 lbs of honey from the 5 hives that are here at Needham road which is more than we have seen in 20 years. Now to top it off last week he removed another 400 lbs from the same hives and there should still be time for them to make enough for winter.

The maple syrup also did well for us this year and we still have a lot of syrup left. We have a sale on the maple syrup that if you buy two or more jars (mix or match in size) we are giving 20% off the bill. I also have a 40 gallon drum of syrup in the cooler that we need to empty. We can fill your empty bucket or jars for  $30 per gallon. Daniel

Produce Available Now

 

  • TomatoesSlicer $2.25 / LB
  • Sweet Corn $4.5 / Dozen
  • Strawberries Frozen $4.25 / LB
  • Eggs Large $2.5 / Dozen
  • Scallions $1.25 / Bunch
  • Honey $0 / Each
  • Peppers Hot $3 / LB
  • 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
  • Flowers $4.25 / Each
  • Basil $7 / LB
  • Radishes $1.25 / Bunch
  • Spinach $6 / LB
  • glads $0.75 / Each
  • Pears $1 / LB
  • cauliflower $2 / LB
  • Tomitilloes $3 / LB
  • cantalope $0.95 / LB
  • winterSquash $0.85 / LB
  • leeks $2.25 / LB
  • rutabaga $1.25 / LB
  • celery $2.25 / Each
  • CarrotsSmallSeconds $1 / LB
  • NapaCabbage $1.25 / LB
  • KaleCurly, lacinato,Red Russian $4 / LB
  • OnionsSweet $0.85 / LB
  • Shallots $5.5 / LB
  • Peppers Sweet $2.5 / LB
  • Zucchini $1.25 / LB
  • Kolirabi $1.25 / Each
  • Roma Tomato $2.25 / LB
  • CherryTomato $3 / Pint
  • 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 $1.5 / LB
  • Cucumbers $1.5 / 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
  • Parsley Bulk $25 / 10 lb bag
  • Tomato Seconds $1 / LB
  • Lettuce Iceburg $1.75 / Each
  • PacChoy $1.25 / LB
  • BeansYellow $2.5 / LB
  • Dill Heads $7 / LB
  • Pork (all cuts) $3.5 / LB
  • OnionsYellow $0.85 / LB
  • OnionsRed $1.1 / LB
  • BeetsGolden $2 / LB
  • CabbageRed $0.85 / LB
  • OnionSweet25lbss $15 / 25lbs
  • Mint $1.25 / Bunch
  • Jalopenoes $3 / LB
  • sunflowers Dozen $0.75 / Each
  • Cayenne Peppers $3 / LB
  • soybeansGreen $3 / LB
  • Edamame $3 / LB
  • Buttercup Squash $0.85 / LB
  • Acorn Squash $0.85 / LB
  • Butternut Squash $0.85 / LB
  • Cookies Many Kinds $3 / bag
  • Beef Ground 1 Lb $5.99 / Each
  • Carrots $2 / LB
  • Potatoes New $1 / 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
  • Strawberry Everbearing $4.25 / Each