Sunday, April 17, 2011
Between the hail, the sandstorms, the hurricane force winds and the ardent strawberry pickers, we are giving the berries a little respite.We will not be picking again until Tues. morning at 9:00. We will again pick on Thurs. and Sat. at 9:00 am. until pickout. The cool weather at night is allowing the strawberry plants to continue to produce more blooms and set fruit. As a good share of them are bare naked due to the loss of their leaves during the extremes in the weather, we will watch them carefully to see what they do. In our guestimation, we should have at least three more weeks of production. Then on to the blackberries. They don't care what mother nature unleashes on them. They are the gladiators of the berry field and will stand tall and fully loaded, ready for picking mid May. The produce is slowly coming on, we have had cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, and onions, in the market. We are anticipating beets next week.Market hours are Thur. Fri. and Sat. from noon until 4:00pm. The supply of honey as dwindling, as we are playing the waiting game for the bees to nourish the new brood and start making honey for the new year. We will probably start harvesting some honey the end of May or first of June. Bag check is done on LuLu each evening. She knows that she has everyone on the Jersey milk list anxiously waiting for the white gold she is toting around, and could not care less! From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!