Sunday, August 2, 2020


The garlic is all harvested. This is some of the German White.

Slug damage on cabbage.





Normally, starting in August, we increase the number of items to 8 and 10 for small and large shares. However, due to conditions and lack of selection we are keeping the item numbers at 7 and 9, at least for this week.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 7 for small share, 9 for large share):
purple onions
green peppers
ripe peppers
garlic
baby leeks
cherry tomatoes
tomatoes
cucumbers
squash/zucchini
broccoli
cabbage
green beans
Swiss chard
potatoes
baby carrots (maybe)
kale
lettuce mix
spicy mix
beets
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)

Sunday, July 26, 2020

 Spreading winter squash. The tetsukabuto squash take over the everything 20 feet in any direction.
 Just weeded ginger.


This been a sucky growing season (to be blunt) for us in the Finger Lakes. Hopefully, as CSA members you have not noticed this so much. We try to give priority to our CSA members. But our sales at farmers' markets have been down due to lack of selection and we have not had any vegetables available for our wholesale customers. Giving you our best selection is our way of saying "thank you" to our members, many of whom have supported us for many years.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 7 for small share, 9 for large share):
purple onions
baby leeks
cherry tomatoes
cucumbers
squash/zucchini
broccoli
cabbage
green beans
Swiss chard
new potatoes
baby carrots (maybe)
scallions
kale
lettuce mix
spicy mix
beets
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)

Sunday, July 19, 2020

 The garlic harvest has begun
 Cabbage worm on cabbage plant. Yesterday was hot and dry, but we transplanted cabbage and broccoli anyway.
 Dog days of summer. Luna and Liz on the prone weeder.
Freshly planted beds of carrots and beets.

This has turned out to be the worst growing season we have ever had. May was incredibly cold and prevented seeds from germinating - especially our early plantings of beets and carrots. We have had drought conditions in June and July. Now our pond is almost empty. So if you notice less selection in your CSA shares this year that is why.We have had several crops that have been almost complete failures. I guess after almost 20 years of farming we still have a lot to learn.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 7 for small share, 9 for large share):
purple onions
baby leeks
cherry tomatoes
cucumbers
squash/zucchini
broccoli
cabbage
green beans
Swiss chard
new potatoes
baby carrots (maybe)
scallions
kale
lettuce mix
spicy mix
beets
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)

Monday, July 13, 2020


 Tarps just removed from this section. Now beets and carrots are planted here.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 7 for small share, 9 for large share):
cherry tomatoes
cucumbers
squash/zucchini
broccoli
cabbage
green beans
Swiss chard
new potatoes
baby carrots
scallions
kale
baby kale
lettuce mix
beets
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)

Saturday, July 4, 2020

We planted these artichokes on a whim this spring. We'll see if they actually produce something edible.
 Rows of pole green beans
Tricolor beets

Expected harvest for this week (choose 7 for small share, 9 for large share):
cherry tomatoes
cucumbers
squash/zucchini
broccoli
cabbage
green beans
Swiss chard
new potatoes
baby carrots
scallions
kale
pea shoots
baby kale
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spicy mix
beets
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)

Sunday, June 28, 2020

 Fog rolling in over the tractor and onions
Pea and oat cover crop in Block 11

Well, we have had multiple rain storms this past week so things will start growing again. Of course, so will the weeds and grass! We look forward to a good, productive week with lots of hoeing, weeding, planting beets, carrots, lettuce and transplanting cabbage and winter squash. With temperatures in the 70s and occasional showers it should be a good week on a vegetable farm.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6 for small share, 8 for large share):
green beans
Swiss chard
new potatoes
baby carrots
cucumbers?
squash/zucchini?
scallions
kale
pea shoots
baby kale
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spicy mix
salad turnips
beets
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)

Sunday, June 21, 2020


 This year's seed crops. Top photo: Hoeing beans, edamame and runner beans we are growing for Fedco Seeds and Fruition Seeds. Bottom photo: Zinnias we are growing for seed for Fruition Seeds in a hoophouse.
 This year's weird solanacea experiment: "litchi tomato" from Baker Creek Seeds.
Garlic scapes are tasty and fashionable.

Considering everything else that is depressing in the world right now, we were really hoping for a good growing season. Unfortunately that has not happened. After a bitter cold May now we are suffering drought conditions and have not gotten any rain in weeks. We are irrigating every day, but the crops still are not very happy. So we apologize for the lack of diversity in the shares and for the poor quality of some of the crops. Lets hope for some rain and look forward to a more bountiful harvest later in the summer.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6 for small share, 8 for large share):
green beans?
Swiss chard
garlic scapes
scallions
kale
pea shoots
baby kale
spinach
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spicy mix
salad turnips
baby beets/beet greens
potatoes (from Silver Queen Farm - non-organic)
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)