Friday, March 4, 2011
The market will be opening for the season next Thursday, Mar. 10. Our hours will be Thurs. Fri. Sat. from noon until 4:00 pm. We will have ground beef, bacon, varieties of sausage, honey, preserves, baked goods, fresh eggs as well as some of the first of the season lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, onions, possibly asparagus. Followed a little later by broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy. A fresh supply of goat milk soap will be waiting. As it is the beginning of milking and planting season, some items will be a limited supply. As the season progresses, much more will be available. The goats will have started producing milk, but for the first couple of weeks there will be a limited amount, until all of them have freshened. At which time, we will have yogurt, buttermilk, kefir etc. available. The target date for Strawberry picking is April 17, more info will be posted closer to that date. Blackberry picking will start following the strawberry harvest, around June 1. This year we will have a large selection of seasonal produce. Along with the squash, tomatoes, cukes, peppers, eggplant, carrots, beets, etc., we are expanding our corn field, so if all goes well, will have an abundance of fresh corn. Last year some yellow watermelons were requested, we will have some delicious yellow, as well as red melons, and an assortment of cantaloupe and honeydew. As the produce is ready in the field, we will have it in the market. Depending on the success of our crops, there may be other U-pick options, especially the black eyed and purple hull peas, and grean beans. We look forward to a wonderful season, and are anxious to see the return of old friends and we welcome everyone to come visit our farm. We are planning our Family Farm Day on Saturday, May 14. We will be giving tours, having demonstrations, providing entertainment, a fun day for the entire family. More information will be given closer to the date. We look forward to seeing you, from our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!