Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vegetables for preserving

Looking for vegetables to preserve, freeze or can?
Right now we have we have large quantities of the following:

green or dragon tongue beans
yellow or red roma tomatoes
rainbow cherry tomatoes
cucumbers (probably not for much longer)
green peppers
ripe sweet peppers
sweet onions
garlic
parsley
tomatillos

If interested, let us know the quantity you might want and we can discuss pricing.
maglenn_1999@yahoo.com; 607-546-4535

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Part of the garlic harvest. We were trimming and putting them in crates to make way for the onions to be cured on the same tables.
 
video
This is our Japanese paper pot transplanter in action. Here we are transplanting tiny spicy greens mix seedlings.

Choose 8 small share, 10 large share:
beets
lettuce mix
kale
Swiss chard
zucchini/summer squash
parsley
carrots
garlic
cucumbers
pickling cucumbers
tomatillos
husk cherries
potatoes
sweet onions
shallots
peppers - green or ripe
green beans
dragon tongue beans
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
basil
nasturtium flowers
pea and sunflower shoots
fennel
leeks
maybe a few: eggplants

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Follow the link on this page for a brochure for our fall/winter CSA!

We just moved the chickens to a new spot in the field. After they have been in one spot for a couple weeks they have chomped down all the grass and there's not much left that is exciting to them. This is of course one of the main reasons we have chickens - so they can clean up weedy areas. So when we move them to a new spot and let them out of the coops they all run and and scatter happily and start scratching and pecking at new ground. Yesterday we moved them onto the block where the garlic was this year. The garlic was mulched with hay so they love scratching through it to find worms and seeds.
 Lately it seems that half our lives are taken up with picking beans

 Terrified-worm's-eye view
Ripe sweet peppers - Jimmy Nardello, Tolli's, Garden Sunshine, Chocolate, Carmen

Choose 8 small share, 10 large share:
beets
lettuce mix
kale
Swiss chard
zucchini/summer squash
parsley
carrots
garlic
cucumbers
pickling cucumbers
tomatillos
husk cherries
potatoes
sweet onions
shallots
cabbage - red or green
peppers - green or ripe
green beans
dragon tongue beans
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
basil
nasturtium flowers
pea and sunflower shoots
edamame
fennel
leeks
maybe a few: eggplants
Whew!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

We have really been pushing ourselves these past few weeks trying to get everything harvested for the markets. I guess this is a good problem to have, but it does cut into other farm time and it does start to wear us down. But the weather has been great and most crops are growing quite well.
Choose: 8 small share; 10 large share

beets
lettuce
kale
Swiss chard
zucchini/summer squash
parsley
carrots
garlic
cucumbers
pickling cucumbers
tomatillos
husk cherries
new potatoes
sweet onions
shallots
cabbage - red or green
peppers - green or ripe
green beans
dragon tongue beans
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
basil
nasturtium flowers
pea and sunflower shoots
edamame
maybe a few: eggplants
also local, organic dry beans and flour

Sunday, August 4, 2013

We apologize for the lack of salad greens last week. We try hard to have salad greens of some kind (spinach, spicy mix, lettuce mix, lettuce) every week. But we fell down on planting a few weeks ago and so we have a lack of greens right now. We will have some small lettuce heads this week.
Garlic bulbs are back. We have begun the garlic harvest - a little late this year due to the cold spring weather.

Choose: 8 small share; 10 large share

beets
lettuce
kale
Swiss chard
zucchini/summer squash
parsley
carrots
garlic
cucumbers
pickling cucumbers
tomatillos
husk cherries
new potatoes
sweet onions
shallots
cabbage - red or green
peppers - green or ripe
green beans
dragon tongue beans
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
basil
nasturtium flowers
pea and sunflower shoots
maybe a few: eggplants
also local, organic dry beans and flour