Saturday, August 17, 2019

 Its onion harvest time
A toad blending in with the dry soil.

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):
Green peppers
Poblano Peppers
Ripe Peppers
Husk cherries
Cape gooseberries (like big husk cherries)
Eggplant
Sweet Onions
Shallots
Baby leeks
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomaotes
Pickling cucumbers
Cabbage
Garlic
Beets
Green Beans
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Basil
Baby Kale
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
Potatoes
Carrots
Flour

Saturday, August 10, 2019



 These are Cape gooseberries. They are similar to husk cherries but slightly bigger and different taste. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
 For those of you who love the Red Long of Tropea onions, we will have them this week and maybe next, but they are almost gone.
 If you have been missing our pea shoots, this is why. We are not sure why but the seeds have been rotting in the trays. We are trying to determine the cause.
 Its been a good summer for carrots. Having our prone weeder has really helped to get them weeded in a timely manner.
Our newest toy - the 8 burner Pyroweeder (without the propane tank). This will enable us to flameweed a whole bed at once. Until now we have only had a 1 burner flameweeder. Flameweeding lets us kill weeds when they are very small. We kill weeds this way before planting seeds or after planting (but before the seeds we plant actually germinate!)

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):
Green peppers
Husk cherries
Cape gooseberries (like big husk cherries)
Cutting Celery
Eggplant
Red Long of Tropea Onions
Sweet onions
Baby leeks
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomaotes
Cucumbers
Pickling cucumbers
Squash/Zucchini
Cabbage
Garlic
Beets
Green Beans
Spicy Mix
Basil
Baby Kale
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
New Potatoes
Carrots
Flour

Saturday, August 3, 2019




 The heirloom tomatoes are really kicking in now! Enjoy them while they last.

Both of our families took a vacation to Ocean City, NJ last weekend (hence no newsletter blog). Here we are getting sick on the Tilt-A-Whirl.
 The boardwalk at dusk.
 Fun in the surf

Our favorite miniature golf course at the beach.



This is cutting celery. Too tough for salads but nice used as an herb in cooking.


Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):
Cutting Celery
Eggplant
Red Long of Tropea Onions
Sweet onions
Baby leeks
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomaotes
Cucumbers
Pickling cucumbers
Squash/Zucchini
Cabbage
Garlic
Beets
Green Beans
Lettuce Mix
Spicy Mix
Basil
Baby Kale
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
New Potatoes
Carrots
Flour





Saturday, July 20, 2019

 Beautiful Scarlet runner beans that we are growing for Fruition Seeds
 The cooler after a harvest morning
 The bunching bunch
 Repairs finally being made to our barn roof after some of pieces came off in a wind storm a while back
 Yay tomatoes
 Leek flower
Gemini enjoying a purple carrot. She is at least 14 years old and has some health issues so we don't know how much longer she will be with us. We are making sure we enjoy the time we have left with her. She is a great farm dog!

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):
Red Long of Tropea Onions
Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Pickling cucumbers
Squash/Zucchini
Cabbage
Broccoli
Garlic
Beets
Green Beans
Lettuce Mix
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Heads
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
Hakurei Turnips
Pea Shoots
Parsley
New Potatoes
Carrots
Flour

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Antici...pation!
Matthew is most popular to the dogs on harvest day as he is usually the one bunching carrots.


Expected options (Small share choose 7, large share choose 9):
Red Long of Tropea Onions
Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Pickling cucumbers
Squash/Zucchini
Cabbage
Broccoli
Garlic Scapes
Beets
Green Beans
Lettuce Mix
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Heads
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
Hakurei Turnips
Pea Shoots
Parsley
New Potatoes
Carrots
Flour

Sunday, July 7, 2019

 This is a leek flower bud. We are trying to grow our own leek seeds this year. Can't wait to see what the flowers look like!
 We like to let some of these milkweeds grow at the margins of the fields and in the hedgerows for the insects, especially the monarchs.
 The harvest crew.
Orange and red beets all shiny.

Well the rain showers of the past week had all been missing us and the soil was getting really dry. But we got quite a downpour yesterday. This makes our work easier. Obviously we don't have to irrigate which takes a lot of time to set up, but carrots are easier to harvest from the soft, moist soil. And weeds are easier to pull, too!

Expected options (Small share choose 7, large share choose 9):
Cucumbers
Pickling cucumbers
Squash/Zucchini
Cabbage
Broccoli
Garlic Scapes
Beets
Green Beans
Lettuce Mix
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Heads
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
Hakurei Turnips
Pea Shoots
Parsley
New Potatoes
Carrots
Flour

Saturday, June 29, 2019

 Fall cabbage just planted
 Colorado potato beetle larvae eating eggplant leaves

 Pole beans in the hoophouse
Potato flowers


Expected options (Small share choose 7, large share choose 9):
Cucumbers
Pickling cucumbers
Squash/Zucchini
Cabbage
Broccoli
Garlic Scapes
Beets
Green Beans
Lettuce Mix
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Heads
Swiss chard
Kale
Scallions
Hakurei Turnips
Pea Shoots
Parsley
New Potatoes
Carrots
Flour