We plan to be open with normal hours (10 am-6 pm) this week from Thursday through Saturday. There is the normal selection of storage crops such as carrots, beets, turnip, cabbage, garlic, parsnip, onions etc. Mendy is baking bread and cookies and we have honey, maple syrup, frozen berries, eggs and meat etc. Come byContinue Reading Open Thursday through Saturday
The harvest is mostly done. The coolers are full of food for winter meals. Today I was working at putting the leaf mulch on the strawberry fields. I do this to protect them through the winter and then in the spring the leaves get raked off to the walkways where they cover the soil toContinue Reading Overstocked Frozen Strawberries
There is still an extensive selection of beautiful produce here which is partly a result of a nice mild fall. I think this is the last chance for the more tender crops as the weather forecast is for the mild to end so stock up now on the tender greens and peppers. We areContinue Reading Bulk Food and Tomatoes
“I did not think you would have so much yet”. I hear this again and again as people step into the display cooler. It is still full of so many things. We pay attention to the details and keep planting long into the summer. In a sense the group of us here are professionalsContinue Reading I did not think you would have so much – Don’t forget us yet
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