Wednesday, April 20, 2011
SHORT, BUT SWEET!!!
The Farmer has made an executive decision, after scoping out the strawberry field. We are closing the strawberry U-Pick for this year. We will have some berries in the market this weekend, but the plants are doing all that they can do to withstand the raging elements they have been exposed to. I actually saw a hail stone the size of a golf ball. It was a great couple of weeks and we felt the season was a success and we are going to plant them again next year, but will prepare with wind breaks, hoop houses or something to give them some protection. Onward and Upward!! The corn and the black eyed peas are poking through the ground, the tomato plants are looking slightly pitiful, but we have an optimistic outlook for them, and I am an avid believer in the miracle of resurrection. The market will be open the regular hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday, from noon until 4:00 pm. We will have cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, beets, lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, onions, winter and spring, and of course some strawberries. Plenty of goat milk and not so plenty of cow milk, but we are anxiously awaiting for LuLu to come through for us. The blackberries should be ready in mid May. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!