Pick-Your-Own, Farm Market & CSA

Pick Your Own

Tues, Thurs, Sat 8am-1pm

August-September will be prime times for picking strawberries for your jams or for freezing.

Current pick your own offerings include some pickles with more on the way, plenty of flowers and sunflowers, along with seven varieties of basil. Red raspberries are starting to bloom and set fruit but are not yet ready. Strawberries are biding their time, waiting out the heat to produce their fall crop. Black raspberry season is essentially over.

  • Strawberries $5/lb Aug-Sep
  • Pie Cherries: $5.50/$6.50 we pick July 19th
  • Red Currants: $8.25/lb July 5th
  • Black Raspberries: $7.50/lb - - -
  • Red Raspberries: $7/lb Aug-Sept
  • Gold Raspberries: $7.50/lb Sept
  • Gooseberries: July 19th
  • Plums: TBA
  • Flowers: $.60/stem NOW
  • Sunflowers: $1/each NOW
  • Basil: $12/lb. NOW
  • Pickling Cucumbers: TBA

Chuck Wagon Dinner

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH: 6 pm

The Chuckwagon Dinner is set for Saturday, August 20th. The antique chuckwagon will be set up and dinner will be prepared as in the cowboy days of the west. The menu will include their award winning meat, our veggies and peach cobbler from Ela’s sweet tree-ripened organic peaches. Dining will be al fresco and is a family-friendly event. Square dancing will be part of the fun. This year, the dinner is a fund-raiser for the farm towards a new energy efficient heater for our greenhouse. We invite you to join us for a delightful evening. Space is limited so we encourage you to reserve your space soon. Tickets go on sale August 1st and can be purchased here via our website.

chuck wagon dinner prep

Weekly Update

July 29th, 2016

Greetings!

A cool breeze brings a pleasant respite from the intense heat today. The thirteen baby chicks are getting feathers and starting to look a bit gangly now, wandering a bit farther from their mothers, only to cheep frantically if they’ve strayed too far. The landscape is looking a bit weary from the heat and drought, having lost that shiny new luster of spring. But, the fields are putting forth more of their bounty as the month of July draws to a close. We think of mid-August as starting harvest season as so many crops begin to mature then. So, we are using the remaining time to try and be as caught up on weeding and other projects as possible because in a few weeks, our energies and time will be completely directed to gathering in.

By mid-August or so, we expect to start harvesting more varieties of peppers, the first of the field tomatoes, melons, and sweet onions. At this point, the many varieties of chili peppers are doing well and chili roasting is expected to commence about the third week in August. We expect to offer bushels this year. We offer something for everyone, from extra-mild to extra-hot.

Meanwhile, we have been harvesting beautiful sweet beets, sweet cabbages for slaws, salsa and wraps, tomatillos – time for salsa verde!, the awesome shishito and padron peppers for saute or grilling, eggplants of all sizes and hues, tender okra, purple pearl onions, more plentiful tomatoes from the hoophouse, and wonderful beans. The romano beans are plentiful and beautiful this year. They are good sauted but are so excellent tossed with olive oil roasted. Try them with some of our shallots roasted. The purple beans are beautiful to behold and on the tongue. They have exceptional sweetness when eaten raw in a salad or dipped in a balsamic vinaigrette or ranch dressing and retain their beautiful color and phytonutrients. Try a salad of purple beans paired with the bright lemony flavor of the nutritional powerhouse purslane and cucumbers. Our yellow wax beans have a nice meaty flavor and are delicious. We are offering wonderful traditional green beans as well. Of course, we also have many varieties of zucchinis, cucumbers, rainbow chard, kale, kohlrabi, our fresh Spanish Rojo garlic and more. Morton’s Organic tree-ripened sweet peaches are available also – yum!

Current pick your own offerings include some pickles with more on the way, plenty of flowers and sunflowers, along with seven varieties of basil. Red raspberries are starting to bloom and set fruit but are not yet ready. Strawberries are biding their time, waiting out the heat to produce their fall crop. Black raspberry season is essentially over.

The Chuckwagon Dinner is set for Saturday, August 20th. The antique chuckwagon will be set up and dinner will be prepared as in the cowboy days of the west. The menu will include their award winning meat, our veggies and peach cobbler from Ela’s sweet tree-ripened organic peaches. Dining will be al fresco and is a family-friendly event. Square dancing will be part of the fun. This year, the dinner is a fund-raiser for the farm towards a new energy efficient heater for our greenhouse. We invite you to join us for a delightful evening. Space is limited so we encourage you to reserve your space soon. Tickets go on sale August 1st and can be purchased here via our website.

Our current market hours remain Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8 am until 1 pm. Come visit for some good summer eating!

Enjoy!
Claudia