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

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
Brussels sprouts
parsnips
green beans or dragon tongue beans
ginger
delicata squash and carnival squash
sweet onions
peppers
basil
parsley
cherry tomatoes
sweet onions
potatoes
tomatoes
broccoli
cabbage
garlic
zucchini/squash
carrots
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans

Sunday, September 25, 2016

 Whoops...looks like we waited too long to harvest some of our cabbages and they split on us.
If anyone would like to come pick your own (for making kraut, etc.), you would be welcome to come take some for free.

 Some are quite beautiful, though.

Breaking news...we will be offering a Fall/Winter CSA again this year. The shares will be designed like last year. Compared to our summer CSA, the Fall/Winter CSA is more flexible. Instead of everyone paying the same price, members just prepay however much they anticipate using at our stand from November through February and we apply a 10% discount. Then you come to "shop" at our stand and we apply however much you spend to your balance. This way you don't have to come every week and you don't miss out too much if we get snowed in and can't get to market. We keep track of your balance for you. You can add to your balance whenever you want. And you can see your balance at our GoogleDoc spreadsheet.We plan to have CSA pickup available in Corning and Elmira this year. The market in Corning has not been finalized yet but it seems that it will continue to be on Saturdays in the Information Center like previous years. We will be having a farmers' market at Chamberlain Acres on Broadway Ave in Elmira  in one of their greenhouses. The market will be on Sundays 11:00-3:00 starting November 6.

You can copy, paste and print the form below or follow the link on the right side of the page.

Muddy Fingers Farm
2016/2017 FALL/ WINTER CSA

We plan to have the following vegetables available:
Potatoes, Onions, Winter Squash, Garlic, Brussells Sprouts, Carrots, Parsnips, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Turnips, Radishes, Lettuce Mix, Greens Mix, Tokyo Bekana, Beets, Rutabagas, Celeriac, Spinach, Leeks, Fennel, Chinese Cabbage

Please complete this form:
Amount__________________________
I am donating __________for low income shares
Name____________________________
Phone___________________________
e-mail__________________________

Make check payable to Muddy Fingers Farm
Muddy Fingers Farm
3859 Dugue Rd.
Hector, NY 14841
Any questions???? Contact us at 607-546-4535 maglenn_1999@yahoo.com

CSA pick-up will be available at :
Corning Winter Farmers' Market (Saturdays 11:00-3:00)
Chamberlain Acres Market in Elmira (Sundays 11:00-3:00)



Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
green beans or dragon tongue beans
ginger
delicata squash
sweet onions
peppers
basil
parsley
cherry tomatoes
sweet onions
potatoes
tomatoes
broccoli
cabbage
garlic
zucchini/squash
carrots
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans

Sunday, September 18, 2016

 snake in the ginger
 protected broccoli plants
 colorful potato mix
loaded for market

Hey, thank goodness for some rain last night!

Expected vegetables, small shares choose 8, large shares choose 10
green beans or dragon tongue beans
ginger
delicata squash
sweet onions
peppers
basil
parsley
cherry tomatoes
sweet onions
potatoes
tomatoes
broccoli
cabbage
garlic
zucchini/squash
carrots
beets
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
kale
chard
leeks
hot pepper mix
flour
black beans