We are opening for u-pick strawberries tomorrow morning (Saturday June 20) starting at 7 AM. This heat is ripening them fast. Picking conditions will be very good with an estimated 2-3,000 lbs of berries ripe. This is an unusually quick start during a year that is unusual in many ways. There are some changesContinue Reading U-pick strawberries tomorrow morning at 7 am (Sat June 20)
The strawberries are growing nicely. This cooler weather is really good for them as it slows ripening and allows time for sizing and for the plants to make sugars in the leaves which then move to the berries as they ripen. We are faithfully watering them as there has been way to little rain toContinue Reading 2020 u-pick strawberry information
The strawberry plants have lots of green berries on them and are sizing now. I expect harvest to start in about 10 days give or take a bit. We will be open for u-pick when that time comes. I will write again in a few days with more strawberry u-pick details. The asparagus isContinue Reading U-pick strawberries in about 10 days
It was cold and then it got hot. After a record late start the asparagus is growing quickly . In the past week we cut 52 tubs of asparagus with about 40 lbs in each one. Now is the time to put asparagus by for the future by freezing pickling etc.if you are going toContinue Reading Bulk Asparagus
Asparagus season is finally here! I am enjoying not having cold wind blowing all the time! Yesterday we cut the first 100 lbs of asparagus and this morning we cut 400 lbs. To put into perspective how late this is for asparagus- 18 out of the last 20 years that we have been doing asparagusContinue Reading
Spring is slow! This year is presenting challenges as we have never seen in our 20 years of growing produce here in the North Country. Last week’s return of winter temperatures and snow have slowed the asparagus growth almost to a halt. All asparagus spears that had broken through the top of theContinue Reading Spring is slow!
We are opening the farm stand on Monday May 11 at 12:30 PM for the 2020 season. Note new farm stand hours which are Monday- Saturday from 12:30 PM till 6 PM. There are lots of garlic scallions out in our fields. Overwintered onion scallions are also almost ready. There is also a significant amountContinue Reading Farm stand opening for 2020 season Monday May 11 at 12:30 PM
Asparagus season usually starts (and the farm stand opens)somewhere around May 4th to May 12th. This year we are on the late side of normal. Currently the soil temperature is still cold and the asparagus is hiding down below until we have some warmth and sun or even better yet a good warm soakingContinue Reading When is the asparagus ready?
We dug 700 lbs of parsnips last week. Spring parsnips are sweet and good. We are opening an online farmers Market again in part as a response to this changed world. The address is https://martinsfarmstand.locallygrown.net/ It is open to take orders now but we still have pictures and more product to add. We will beContinue Reading We are opening an online farmers market
Spring is coming! Tomato plants are growing in the greenhouse. The little greenhouse is over half full of tiny onion seedlings. There are approximately 65,000 of them. In general the garden plans are a lot like last years plan with only minor tweaks here and there. The stand is expected to open in earlyContinue Reading Asparagus in 8 weeks at Martin’s Farm stand!