Friday, January 31, 2020

Dear CSA members,

We are now accepting members for the 2020 CSA season. The membership form is available at the link on the right side of this page. We did not make any changes to the CSA this year: same format, same pickup locations and times, same price.
But we are constantly trying to figure how to become better farmers. That's one way to keep things interesting - always thinking about better, more efficient ways to run our farm. So we have been making changes to the farm - mostly small things at this point. The "list of things to do differently in 2020" that we made during the growing season last year includes some small things like: hill spinach beds, plant lettuce every week in smaller amounts, and grow more sweet potatoes. Some bigger items include: buy PTO-driven manure spreader (not sure if we can afford that one!), make hot-water heating system for the greenhouse (in process), and grow less pole beans for seed crop.
So after incorporating most of these changes already, making our seed order and our crop map we are just about ready for the coming growing season. We still have to finish our greenhouse heating project and we have some field cleanup left that is waiting for a couple warmish days (seems like there are plenty of those this winter, unfortunately!).
The winter CSA will be going through the end of February. Then we mostly take the month of March off before we get super busy with planting in April and May.

 Installing the tabletop pipes for the hot water heating system
 Some of your winter greens
Vegetable stacks in the cooler

Friday, January 17, 2020

Update for those who pick up their CSA share in Corning: we will not have a pick up this Saturday. While Liz and Matthew are away at a farming conference this weekend, we had arranged for someone to do the market for us. However considering the weather forecast and his illness, Muddy Fingers Farm will not be at the market on Saturday. Sorry about this. See you next Saturday. You are welcome to pick up your share on Sunday at the Chamberlain Acres market in Elmira.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Last week of the summer CSA! Join us friday night November 1st for a potluck on the farm to celebrate the end of the season! Bring a dish to pass and one to eat from if you can and come see the farm in it's autumn splendor!  6 pm but come even if it'll be a little later. 

This week's corning market will be in the same park but vendors will be set up along the brick path to the fountain. (There was a mistake in applying for the permit to use the park and this the last week was not included. In order to use city property there needs to be a permit, confusing but look around, we'll only be 100 feet from where we normally are!) 


 mother ginger on the left, baby ginger on the right and topside, this year's ginger was smaller than usual.
 Autumn!
 Parsnips loaded up for a restaurant order
 The fingerling potatoes say hello!

Thanks for joining us to eat through the seasons! Want to keep eating local food?  We have a fall and winter CSA that runs from November through March pickups available inside the information center in Corning on Saturdays 11-3 and at Chamberlain acres farmer's Market Sundays 11-3.

Your support of our farm means the world to us!  Thank you so much! If we don't see you this winter, we hope to see you next spring!
Liz and Matthew

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):

Parsnips
Daikon radishes
Watermelon radishes
Celeriac
Brussels sprouts
Baby Ginger
Baby turmeric
Butternut Squash
Beets
Shallots
Hot Peppers
Sweet onions
Leeks
Tomatoes maybe?
Garlic
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Pea Shoots
Swiss chard
Kale
Potatoes
Carrots

Sunday, October 20, 2019

 
 Its garlic-planting time. Matthew is placing the cloves near the holes in the weedmat and Liz is on the prone weeder planting them.

Some of the nice-looking celeriac awaiting harvest.


Radish stack.

Reminder: the CSA runs through the end of October. The Fall/Winter CSA begins the first week of November. Its not too late to sign up if you are interested.

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):


Spaghetti squash
Parsnips
Daikon radishes
Watermelon radishes
Celeriac
Brussels sprouts
Baby ginger
Baby turmeric
Delicata
Beets
Shallots
Sweet onions
Leeks
Cherry tomatoes
Tomatoes
Garlic
Spicy mix
Lettuce mix
Swiss chard
Kale
Potatoes
Carrots

Saturday, October 12, 2019


 Loving these beautiful fall days
 Hiding in the pepper plants
Looks like a good parsnip crop this year

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):

Parsnips
Daikon radishes
Watermelon radishes
Celeriac
Brussels sprouts
Baby Ginger
Baby turmeric
Delicata
Beets
Shallots
Ripe Peppers
Hot Peppers
Green peppers
Husk cherries
Sweet onions
Leeks
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Garlic
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Swiss chard
Kale
Potatoes
Carrots

Saturday, October 5, 2019

 When we dump a crate of muddy carrots in the sink and let them sit, these carrot patterns emerge in the water corresponding to the carrots below in the bottom of the sink.
 Its gnarly root vegetable time

Its an impressive turmeric harvest this year.

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):

Parsnips
Daikon radishes
Watermelon radishes
Celeriac
Brussels sprouts
Baby Ginger
Baby turmeric
Butternut squash
Beets
Edamame
Shallots
Ripe Peppers
Hot Peppers
Green peppers
Husk cherries
Eggplant
Sweet onions
Leeks
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomaotes
Garlic
Green Beans
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Swiss chard
Kale
Potatoes
Carrots

Saturday, September 28, 2019

 Is that a tiny dog or giant turmeric leaves?
 We spread the last of our compost pile before transplanting winter greens.
Daikon radishes poking out of the ground

Okay, a bunch of new stuff this week. Harvest day is gonna be nuts this week.
We are now accepting payment for our fall/winter CSA. It starts the first week of November immediately after the regular season CSA ends.

Expected options (Small share choose 8, large share choose 10):

Sweet potatoes!!
Daikon radishes
Watermelon radishes
Celeriac
Brussels sprouts
Baby Ginger
Baby turmeric
Acorn squash
Beets
Edamame
Shallots
Ripe Peppers
Hot Peppers
Green peppers
Husk cherries
Eggplant
Sweet onions
Leeks
Cherry Tomatoes
Tomaotes
Garlic
Green Beans
Spicy Mix
Lettuce Mix
Swiss chard
Kale
Potatoes
Carrots