Monday, March 27, 2017

Freshly planted trays of tomatoes, peppers and/or eggplants

Thanks for a great winter market season. I feel the need to apologize again because we still have not mastered the art of having salad greens all winter long. Next year!
We are looking forward to having a couple months off from harvesting and farmers' markets. This gives us a chance to catch our breath and then really focus on planting in April and May so we can be sure to have a great selection of vegetables once June comes. The greenhouse is already busting at the seams with trays of plants that we will be transplanting outside once the weather is warmer and the soil is dry enough.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tender tomato seedlings grow in the greenhouse while snow rages outside.

Here at Muddy Fingers Farm we are trying to grow the size of the CSA. So we would love to be able to connect with people in the the Elmira and Corning communities. Do you know of a community organization to whom we could speak or set up a table to talk about our farm and CSA? If so, email or call maglenn_1999@yahoo.com 607-546-4535. See you soon... CSA season will be here before you know it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


 During the spring, summer and fall we keep a list of things around the farm that we want to do differently in the future. Here is our list from last year.
 It was finally tunnel-moving time last week. We moved 4 tunnels! Moving the tunnels is good for the soil and helps with pest and disease build-up.
I snapped this other-wordly photo on an icy day a couple weeks ago

Last week Muddy Fingers Farm acquired a new resident. We got Luna (on the left) from Tompkins County SPCA. Long-time resident Gemini is on the right.
Luna is a little unsure about what to do about the chickens. But she seems like she is learning the rules of the farm very quickly and having a lot of fun, too.

We are ready to accept CSA shares for the coming season. Please print the form with link on the right side of this page. The price has increased slightly but nothing else has changed. Except that we are going to try to grow some unusual melons, okra and celery.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


 
 The tomatoes are still alive but are ripening extremely slowly.

 A beautiful day for harvesting carrots.

 Muddy carrots harvested for storage.
Liz is REALLY excited to be washing all those carrots.

Remember: we are accepting CSA payments. And we will be in both Corning Farmers' Market (1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month) and Elmira  (every Sunday at Chamberlain Acres greenhouse) starting next week.

Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
Brussels sprouts
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
hakurei turnips
pie pumpkins
parsnips
baby chinese cabbage (Tokyo bekana)
pac choi
spicy greens mix
lettuce mix
ginger
delicata, carnival, butternut squash
sweet onions
peppers
parsley
cherry tomatoes
potatoes
tomatoes
cabbage
garlic
carrots
beets
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans

Sunday, October 23, 2016

 Our cat "Mouse" helping to lay the weedmat fabric into which our garlic crop will be planted.
The drainage system which we had installed last winter is flowing for the first time since early Spring. We hope it will drain away the excess water in the soil so our storage carrots, which are still in the ground, don't rot.


Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
Brussels sprouts
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
hakurei turnips
pie pumpkins
parsnips
baby chinese cabbage (Tokyo bekana)
pac choi
spicy greens mix
lettuce mix
ginger
delicata, carnival, butternut squash
sweet onions
peppers
parsley
cherry tomatoes
potatoes
tomatoes
cabbage
garlic
carrots
beets
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans

Sunday, October 16, 2016



 These potato plants are a variety called "Papa Cacho" and they are a long, red fingerling. The plants are amazing for their size - as you can see the vines are almost as long as me. And they are still growing lushly when the rest of our potato varieties matured and died back naturally weeks ago. Even though they are still growing we are going to have to mow the plants down this week so we can harvest the potatoes before the weather gets to cold. Look forward to lots of them available for your Winter CSA.
 Our wild chicks are doing well roaming free. I think its about time they join the rest of the flock, though. So some evening this week we will have to go collect them while they are sleeping and relocate them.

Our fall harvest is getting into full swing. Potato harvest is underway and all of the cabbages are in the cooler. Next up for this week: beets. Then carrots, turnips, radishes, rutabagas, celeriac, leeks and parsnips. So far the weather is cooperating nicely. Also, we already have a great supply of onions, garlic and winter squash in storage. And the winter supply of greens (lettuce, spinach, pac choi) are coming along nicely.
Remember the regular season CSA runs through October 31, then the Fall/Winter CSA starts Nov 5 and 6 (Corning and Elmira)

 Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
Brussels sprouts
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
hakurei turnips
pie pumpkins and squashes
parsnips
baby chinese cabbage (Tokyo bekana)
pac choi
spicy greens mix
lettuce mix
ginger
delicata, carnival, butternut squash
sweet onions
peppers
parsley
cherry tomatoes
potatoes
tomatoes
cabbage
garlic
carrots
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans

Sunday, October 9, 2016


 Broccoli plants thriving under protective netting
 The end of another beautiful autumn day at Muddy Fingers

Remember the start of our Fall/Winter CSA in November. We will be at the Corning and Painted Post Farmers' Markets and the Chamberlain Acres Farmers' Market in Elmira. Ask us at market for more details or see last week's post.

Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
Brussels sprouts (they are kind of rough looking, especially because of the drought)
parsnips
hakurei turnips
radishes - watermelon and daikon (purple and white)
green beans or dragon tongue beans
ginger
butternut squash
sweet onions
peppers
basil
parsley
cherry tomatoes
sweet onions
potatoes
tomatoes
broccoli
cabbage
garlic
carrots
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans