click on the link to see Martina talk about making a chicken soup with all farm ingredients on Cook’s Corner!
Andy and the field crew get so busy that it is near to impossible ( or maybe totally impossible!) to get them to talk about their days and tell you what is going on behind the scenes on the farm. We will try to improve this as I get so many questions in the store! Growing veggies successfully has been a real struggle this year in so many ways….surely some of you know from your own experiences in your home gardens. The losses are always painful, but the wins are tremendous and often come with the benefits of learning something new. The growing processes continue to evolve to accommodate not only climate changes and the desires to extend the growing seasons, but also the extreme weather that also impacts the crops. When we try something new and discover we CAN conquer these challenges the rewards are great – and YOU get to eat them!
Today in the life of the field crew: The day always starts with the morning harvest. This will take numerous hours as all the veggies also have to be washed and prepped so YOU like them! Then the real work starts. Some of the things they did today included setting up irrigation (unbelievable, huh?) on numerous crops, the worn out old cucumber plants in “Vegas” were removed and the area prepped for a new crop for fall, carrots were seeded for fall, crops were cultivated, and fall tomatoes in the greenhouse were strung up.
The corn maze is also receiving lots of attention right now. It has grown quite tall, but so have the weeds! Funny how everyone is excited to go out there to weed the maze the first time we ask and then….the second time we ask – they are nowhere to be found! Huge job. Hopefully it will be done in time for Saturday’s grand opening.
Hope this helps you get your plants back on track!
Beans & Greens Farmstand
YES! You have been asking…we have been hoping! PICK YOUR OWN STRAWBERRIES will be open today from 7-10 am. CASH only, $3.00 lb. Bring your own container or purchase one from us for a small fee.
NOTE: The PYO field is not here at the farmstand! Picking is on Gunstock Hill Road, just uphill from house number 299. There is a sharp corner in the road at the PYO entrance and signs will be posted to show you where to park. If you want to get a map to the picking field we will have them available at the farmstand today and during regular hours.
We will post all picking hours here, on our website and in the farmstand.
Open picking hours will be determined daily as conditions allow. Hopefully this is all clear….if not – just write back to us!! We will answer your questions!
PYO hours will be posted here on a daily basis. This map will get you to the field!