Friday, June 15, 2012
SAD TO SAY, THE END OF BLACKBERRIES!!
The u-pick season came and went! We were just getting used to the throngs of visitors and the anticipation of buckets of fresh berries as the zealous crops gave their all, and quit! We are already looking forward to next year. We are preparing the farm for the oncoming summer. So far the weather has been surprisingly pleasant. We have had some lovely rains that have helped the crops. The only drawback to a mild winter/spring is the infestation of bugs, bugs, and more bugs. We are trying to keep a handle on them. If you buy some of the sweet corn, and the top is chopped off, the Farmers Son wanted to save you from looking into the eyes of a corn worm as you peeled back the husk. We are swimming in black eyed peas, thankfully, they are a great nitrogen producer for the soil, we can just till them back in. In the market this week, we should have cucumbers, squash, black eyed peas, sweet corn, lots of tomatoes and sweet onions... and whatever else we can find to pick. The okra is starting to make, and the melons are growing. We are hoping to have watermelon by the fourth of July. The MARKET HOURS: Saturday from 10:00AM until 4:00 PM. Dairy can be picked up throughout the week, just call ahead for an appointment. From our farmstead to your table, thank you for all of your support!!!