Sunday, August 19, 2018

 Well, in case you haven't seen them here are some of the flood photos from Muddy Fingers Farm. These are the beds of newly planted radishes and turnips that got washed out. We plan to fill in the gullies made in these beds with, probably, wood chips, manure and compost but we won't get around to that until later this year.
 On Tuesday morning from about 2 or 3 AM through 8 AM we received almost 9 1/2 inches of rain. This is our road just downhill from our house.
 And here it is a little farther down. Crews worked for 3 days and now the road is open but it is still a mess.
 Sad radish seedlings.
 And now for some happier photos...Wati eating edamame leaves and Gemini eating carrots. Ebony (goat) and Luna in background.
 Yeah tomatoes!
 Daikon radishes hanging on the edge of the cliff
 This clump of tomatoes was so heavy it fell off while we were pruning and trellising them.
Onions before harvesting. A pretty good crop this year. We just hope they don't all rot in storage from being too wet!!

And finally, an invitation to the farm!  Join us Friday September 14th for a CSA potluck!  Bring a dish-to-pass if you can and join us for an evening meal on the farm. (If possible, please bring your own plate and utensils). Take a tour, pet the goats, look in the pond and eat good food right where its grown!  6-9 PM

This week's expected options:
small share choose 8, large share choose 10 

edamame (for limited time only) 
basil
shallots
Garlic
husk cherries
baby chard
leeks 
sweet onions
red onions
tomatoes
green peppers
ripe peppers 
cherry tomatoes
New Potatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Green beans

Cucumbers
Scallions
Zucchini/squash
 
kale
chard
salad mix

flower bouquets (in elmira only)
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)

Sunday, August 12, 2018


 In the tomato jungle


 Luna on patrol in the carrot beds. One of our jobs this week was to get all 9 beds weeded and thinned. Luna was not very helpful at that job.

This week's expected options:
small share choose 8, large share choose 10 

edamame (for limited time only) 
basil
shallots
Garlic
husk cherries
baby chard
leeks 
sweet onions
red onions
tomatoes
green peppers
ripe peppers 
cherry tomatoes
New Potatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Green beans

Cucumbers
Scallions
Zucchini/squash
 
kale
chard
salad mix

flower bouquets (in elmira only)
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

 Its not a race, but here we are cultivating our storage carrots
 A sea of green (winter squash)
Carmen peppers not yet ripe.



This week's expected options:
small share choose 8, large share choose 10 

shallots
Garlic
husk cherries
baby chard
perpetual spinach
baby leeks 
sweet onions
red onions
tomatoes
peppers
cherry tomatoes
New Potatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Green beans

Cucumbers
Scallions
Zucchini/squash
 
kale
chard
salad mix

flower bouquets
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)

Sunday, July 29, 2018


 We had lots of great help this past week!
 And plenty of rain!
 They're here! For all you husk cherry afficianados!
 We have lots of beautiful bouquets now available at the Grove Park Farmers Market.


This week's expected options:
small share choose 8, large share choose 10 (This will be the amounts for the rest of the CSA season)

Garlic
husk cherries
baby chard
perpetual spinach
baby leeks 
sweet onions
red onions
tomatoes
peppers
cherry tomatoes
New Potatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Green beans
Garlic scapes 

Cucumbers
Scallions
Zucchini/squash
 
kale
chard
daikon radishes
salad mix

flower bouquets
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)

Sunday, July 22, 2018









 Liz had to give the tomato plants a severe trimming last week as we had fallen behind on pruning.
 But they are starting to really produce now!
 Our perennial garlic harvest photo. Its gonna be a good harvest this year. This is less than 1/3 of the total harvest. More will be harvested this week.

Yeah, we got a little rain last night and this morning.


This week's expected options:
small share choose 7, large share choose 9

baby leeks 
sweet onions
red onions
tomatoes
peppers 
cherry tomatoes
New Potatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Green beans
Garlic scapes 

Cucumbers
Scallions
Zucchini/squash
 
kale
chard
daikon radishes
salad mix
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Well I know everyone down in Corning and Elmira got strong thunderstorms last night, but nothing here. So we will be continuing to irrigate and hand-water. We have just planted many of our fall crops so they need to stay moist as the seeds are germinating and their roots are taking hold. I guess we are starting to whine as we get tired and overheated!




 The native bees love this flower. We think it is elecampane?
 Garlic is almost ready to harvest




The squash is spreading!!
 
This week's expected options:
small share choose 7, large share choose 9

tomatoes
pepperscherry tomatoes
New Potatoes
Carrots
Beets
Cabbage
Green beans
Garlic scapes 

Cucumbers
Zucchini/squash

Scallions
kale
chard
daikon radishes
salad mix
cilantro
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)

Sunday, July 8, 2018

This is last week's post that i just realized i failed to publish.

 Liz harvesting broccoli
Hot dogs

These farmers are not looking forward to a whole week of 90+ temps. Yuck! When it gets this hot we tend to change our work schedules. Work until noon, then take a few hours off, then come back out around 3:00 or 4:00 and work until dark.


This week's expected options:
small share choose 7, large share choose 9

cherry tomatoes (limited amount - get to market early!)
New Potatoes
Carrots
Broccoli
Beets
Cabbage
Pac Choi
Green beans
Garlic scapes 

Cucumbers
Zucchini/squash

Scallions
kale
chard
perpetual spinach
spinach
daikon radishes
lettuce
salad mix
cilantro
flour (all purpose and whole wheat all purpose)