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?
We are open for u-pick strawberries all day till 6 pm today. We are in the late part of strawberry picking season and there are lots of ripe berries but they are small. I still see some green berries left so there will be at least a few berries ripening for another week orContinue Reading Martins Farmstand U-pick strawberries July 3rd and 4th
We will open the strawberry patches for u-pick tomorrow morning (Saturday July 1) at 7 am. After that the next picking is on Monday July 3rd. The stand will be open on the 4th with normal hours and we will have the berry patches open also unless all the ripe berries are picked on Monday.Continue Reading U-pick tomorrow morning (Saturday July 1) at 7 am