Thursday, April 19, 2018

Temporary work available...
Here at Muddy Fingers Farm Mother Nature has delayed our already compressed Spring planting schedule 1 week and it looks like it will be another several days before we can think about getting the rototiller and our fingers into the soil. Therefore, it would be very helpful to have somebody or somebodies to help out here at the farm on a temporary basis. The work schedule would be very flexible. If anyone out there is interested, call or email us for details. 607-546-4535;

Monday, April 16, 2018

 We still only have photos of cute little plants growing inside. Because of the weather we are quickly falling behind on our planting schedule. Usually we would be tilling the soil and planting outside. The week's forecast does not look promising - cold and rainy. We will try to enjoy some time off though!
 Last year we lost many crops and thousands of dollars to crops getting flooded by too much rainwater coming off the sides of our hoophouses. We had never had the problem before but it was a very wet spring last year. So this year we bought a bunch of aluminum gutters and 4 inch drain pipe. We connected them all underneath the sides of the tunnels and the drain pipe carries the rainwater away towards the hedgerows. They are easy to install (and remove once the weather dries up??!!) They were working great this morning!
We are taking a breather as all the essential items have been crossed off of our To Do list.

Please don't forget:
Barn-warming Party/Plant Sale 
Muddy Fingers Farm
Party: 2:00-5:00; Plant Sale: 9:00-5:00

We will have lots of Spring vegetable and flower plants for your early garden (we know there are lots of people out there who are anxious for some warmer weather so they can get their fingers muddy).
And the current forecast for Saturday? 50 degrees and sunny!
***Free dozen eggs if you sign up for a CSA share this Saturday***

Friday, April 6, 2018

Hi all, we're beginning to wonder if the ground will ever dry up enough for planting!?

The delay is made more tolerable by the fact that we can't do anything about the weather and that we just put a ping pong table in our new washbarn! 

We are inviting everyone to a:
Barn Warming Party 
Saturday April 21st from 

There will be goat petting, farm tours, snacks in the new barn, chicken gazing, a chance to look in the greenhouse and see what's growing, look in the pond for signs of life, and a plant sale.  There's a chance the orchard will be in bloom. And if you've never seen our farm (or if you've seen it a lot), we encourage you to come!

We won't be at markets regularly again until the first week of June.  But there are lots of ways to keep in touch with our progress as we get your CSA shares ready for you!

We are on instagram. We post about twice a week about what's going on.  (@muddy_fingers_farm)
We are on facebook, and if you look to the right you can sign up to receive any post on this blog as an email.

Lastly, if you'd like to recieve a text to remind you about the farmers' markets (it goes out about an hour before market starts with just a line or so about what's new) go to

hope your spring is great!
liz and matthew