Saturday, May 30, 2020

 Recently sprouted potato plants exposed to light when we poked holes in the plastic
Yay tomatoes!

CSA update:
We recently learned that all parks in Elmira are closed. For this Monday at least we will not be able to have market and CSA distribution in Grove Park. Therefore, we have decided to delay the start of the CSA for those picking up in Elmira until next Monday. To make up for this we will be extending the CSA one week into November for those in Elmira.
Corning Farmers' Market is happening on schedule (first day of market and CSA in Corning is this Thursday). For those picking up on-farm, the CSA starts this Friday (pickup is from Noon til dark). Since the vegetables are in the cooler at the farm we will be sanitizing the door and other surfaces throughout the afternoon.
At market all customers will be required to wear masks. Please practice social distancing. Our plan at this time is to have one of our "staff" dedicated to selecting vegetables for you. This is per state requirements. We will be sanitizing surfaces throughout the day and we will have hand sanitizer available at market.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 5 for small share, 7 for large share):
spring radishes
pea shoots
baby kale
lettuce heads
lettuce mix
spicy mix
baby salad turnips
baby beets/beet greens
daikon radishes
poatoes (from Silver Queen Farm - non-organic)
flour (from Farmer Ground Flour - organic)
limited selection of garden transplants - let us know if you have requests

Saturday, May 9, 2020

 As if life wasn't crappy enough right now. This is coming from a lover of snow. This is probably the first time in my life I have cursed a snowfall. I will be checking the hoophouses soon to see if the ginger, tomatoes and beans survived the night.
 Our plant sale is still on today. And, incredibly, we have already had some customers. You all must be really hard up for some muddy fingers of your own in order to come out and shop for plants on a day like this! (This photo was taken a few days ago). If you miss today or your garden is not ready (for some strange reason) we will be open the next 3 Saturdays and we will be at the Ithaca Plant Sale on Sunday May 17 at the Ithaca Farmers' Market Pavilion.
These are beautiful almond blossoms that popped this past week. We are hopeful that all the fruit blossoms did not die last night. While the persistent cold weather is stunting our early crops and preventing us staying on schedule for planting, we are also thinking about our fruit growing friends right now and hoping they still have a crop this year.