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Posted 8/19/2008 8:27am by Eleanor Kane.
 

We have sweet corn today. At the farmstand we will have our peaches, several varieties of tomatoes, pickling cukes, which are the greatest for eating, we have slicing cukes off and on, 3 varieties of lettuce, kale, swiss chard (limited), summer squash, Zucchini, Beautiful Pink stems of lisianthus.  I cut several varieties of basil and bunched it up to sell along with dill and cilantro from the herb garden @ $2/bunch. We have not used any organic or synthetic sprays on them.

The PYO tomato patch is open for red and green tomatoes and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however not all are ready at this time: 4th of July which is small and a favorite of most,  Early Girl is larger, a very large and meaty heirloom Mortgage Lifter, red cherries, sun gold cherries and others are ripening now that we have more sunny weather.  The heirloom Brandy Wine is ripening and a few can be found.  It will be about 2 weeks before the Romas are ready. Lots of customers make sauce using the Mortgage Lifter as it is so meaty and combine it with other tomatoes.

We made a pizza the other day using our fresh tomatoes and basil. Earlier in the day we sliced various tomatoes onto a baking sheet and at 350 we baked them and then broiled them at the very end. This concentrated the tomatoe's flavor greatly. All we did was brush olive oil onto a thin crust, place the tomatoes, mushrooms and onions we had cooked a little in the microwave, chicken breast, feta cheese and basil.  We baked it for 15 minutes. It was delicious.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  We have lots of already picked peaches, they are very sweet and a free-stone type which is great for freezing ect. This variety called reliance was developed at UNH and is very hardy.  Our peaches will be gone by soon. They fall off the tree early as no sprays are used.  I freeze them for jamming and other recipes. I drop them into boiling water for a minute and then scoop them out and drop them into a large bowl of ice water. I wear my rubber dishwashing gloves and push the skins right off the peaches and quarter them into a large bowl. I add some fresh lemon juice and scoop into freezer bags, label and date. I use them all fall for jamming and peach raspberry granola bars ect. Jam makes a great christmas present. I did not go to the mall for any of my presents last year. I bought from local artisans or made jam. One of my favorite PYO peach orchards is Butternut Farm in Farmington. They have amazing fruit and all sorts of varieties and apples, berries ect. Their website is butternutfarm.net

If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also. It has several varieties of Basil including a deep purple type, a fennel, anise hyssop, celantro, rosemary, tarragon and feverfew (which is great for headaches).

PYO raspberries are finished for the season.  We have a few rows of fall raspberries including a fall gold and one row or red Polana for picking on soon.

Posted 8/17/2008 9:24am by Eleanor Kane.

The PYO tomato patch is open for red and green tomatoes and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time: 4th of July which is small and a favorite of most,  Early Girl is larger, a very large and meaty heirloom Mortgage Lifter, red cherries, sun gold cherries and all different sizes and shapes of green tomatoes.  The heirloom Brandy Wine is ripening and a few can be found.  It will be about 2 weeks before the Romas are ready. Lots of customers make sauce using the Mortgage Lifter as it is so meaty and combine it with other tomatoes.

We made a pizza the other day using our fresh tomatoes and basil. Earlier in the day we sliced various tomatoes onto a baking sheet and at 350 we baked them and then broiled them at the very end. This concentrated the tomatoe's flavor greatly. All we did was brush olive oil onto a thin crust, place the tomatoes, mushrooms and onions we had cooked a little in the microwave, chicken breast, feta cheese and basil.  We baked it for 15 minutes. It was delicious.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  We have lots of peaches, they are very sweet and a free-stone type which is great for freezing ect.  Our peaches will be gone by soon. They fall off the tree early as no sprays are used.  I drop them into boiling water for a minute and then scoop them out and drop them into a large bowl of ice water. I wear my rubber dishwashing gloves and push the skins right off the peaches and quarter them into a large bowl. I add some fresh lemon juice and scoop into freezer bags, label and date. I use them all fall for jamming and peach raspberry granola bars ect. Jam makes a great christmas present. I did not go to the mall for any of my presents last year. I bought from local artisans or made jam. One of my favorite PYO peach orchards is Butternut Farm in Farmington. They have amazing fruit and all sorts of varieties and apples, berries ect. Their website is butternutfarm.net

We do not have corn today. We will next have sweet corn on Tuesday.  At the farmstand we will have our peaches, several varieties of tomatoes, pickling cukes, which are the greatest for eating, we have slicing cukes off and on, a large green butterhead lettuce, kale, swiss chard (limited), summer squash, Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, and Pink and purple.  I cut several varieties of basil and bunched it up to sell along with dill and cilantro from the herb garden @ $2/bunch. We have not used any organic or synthetic sprays on them.

If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also. It has several varieties of Basil, fennel, anise hyssop, celantro, rosemary, tarragon and feverfew.

PYO raspberries are finished for the season.  We have a few rows of fall gold and one row or red Polana for picking on soon.

Posted 8/16/2008 8:30am by Eleanor Kane.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  We have lots of peaches, they are very sweet and a free-stone type which is great for freezing ect. I drop them into boiling water for a minute and then scoop them out and drop them into a large bowl of ice water. I wear my rubber dishwashing gloves and push the skins right off the peaches and quarter them into a large bowl. I add some fresh lemon juice and scoop into freezer bags, label and date. I use them all fall for jamming and peach raspberry granola bars ect. Jam makes a great christmas present. I did not go to the mall for any of my presents last year. I bought from local artisans or made jam. One of my favorite PYO peach orchards is Butternut Farm in Farmington. They have amazing fruit and all sorts of varieties and apples, berries ect. Their website is butternutfarm.net

We have a bi-color sweet corn today called Mauntauk. It is a large ear and great tasting. I don't know if we will run out or have it until 4pm.  At the farmstand we will have our peaches, several varieties of tomatoes, lots of pickling cukes, which are the greatest for eating, we have slicing cukes off and on, a large green butterhead lettuce, kale, swiss chard (limited), summer squash, Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, Yellow and Pink .  I cut several varieties of basil, dill and cilantro for the farmstand today.

The PYO tomato patch is open for red and green tomatoes and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time: The really great tasting 4th of July which is small and a favorite of most,  Early Girl is larger, very large and meaty heirloom Mortgage Lifter, red cherries, sun gold cherries and all different sizes and shapes of green tomatoes.

If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also. It has several varieties of Basil, fennel, anise hyssop, celantro, rosemary, tarragon and feverfew.

PYO raspberries are finished for the season. 

Posted 8/13/2008 10:49am by Eleanor Kane.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  We have lots of peaches, they are very sweet and a free-stone type which is great for freezing ect. I drop them into boiling water for a minute and then scoop them out and drop them into a large bowl of ice water. I wear my rubber dishwashing gloves and push the skins right off the peaches and quarter them into a large bowl. I add some fresh lemon juice and scoop into freezer bags, label and date. I use them all fall for jamming and peach raspberry granola bars ect. Jam makes a great christmas present. I did not go to the mall for any of my presents last year. I bought from local artisans or made jam. One of my favorite PYO peach orchards is Butternut Farm in Farmington. They have amazing fruit and all sorts of varieties and apples, berries ect. Their website is butternutfarm.net

NO corn today, however we will have a small amount tomorrow. Sunday at the farmstand we will have our peaches, several varieties of tomatoes, lots of pickling cukes, which are the greatest for eating, we have slicing cukes off and on, green butterhead lettuce, kale, swiss chard (limited), summer squash, 2 varieties of Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, Yellow and Pink and also bouquets of flowers with Lisianthus, calendula, zinnias and ammi majus.

The PYO tomato patch is open for red and green tomatoes and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time: The really great tasting 4th of July which is small and a favorite of most,  Early Girl is larger, very large and meaty heirloom Mortgage Lifter, red cherries, sun gold cherries and all different sizes and shapes of green tomatoes.

If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also. It has several varieties of Basil, fennel, anise hyssop, celantro, rosemary, tarragon and feverfew.

PYO raspberries are about finished for the season.  Today we would allow you into the beds if you really wanted to try and find some. The conditions changed to poor picking very quickly due to all the rain. Oh well....... 

 

Posted 8/10/2008 8:24am by Eleanor Kane.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  We have lots of peaches, they are very sweet and a free-stone type which is great for freezing ect. I drop them into boiling water for a minute and then scoop them out and drop them into a large bowl of ice water. I wear my rubber dishwashing gloves and push the skins right off the peaches and quarter them into a larg bowl. I add some fresh lemon juice and scoop into freezer bags, label and date. I use them all fall for jamming and peach raspberry granola bars ect. Jam makes a great christmas present. I did not go to the mall for any of my presents last year. I bought from local artisans or made jam. One of my favorite PYO peach orchards is Butternut Farm in Farminton. They have amazing fruit and all sorts of varieties and apples, berries ect. Their website is butternutfarm.net

NO corn today and only a few pints of strawberries.  Our next sweet corn will be sometime this coming week. It is hard to tell exactly when. Sunday at the farmstand we will have no spray Peaches, several varieties of tomatoes, lot of pickling cukes, which are the greatest for eating, we have slicing cukes off and on, green butterhead lettuce, kale, swiss chard (limited), summer squash, 2 varieties of Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, Yellow and Pink and also bouquets of flowers with Lisianthus, calendula, zinnias and ammi majus. Last night I saw white stems of Lisianthus for 3.39/stem in a high end grocery store. I am selling mine for $1.00/stem and have several colors!!!!!! If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also. It has several varieties of Basil, fennel, anise hyssop, celantro, rosemary, tarragon and feverfew.

PYO raspberries are about finished for the season.  Today we would allow you into the beds if you really wanted to try and find some. The conditions changed to poor picking very quickly due to all the rain. Oh well....... 

 The PYO tomato patch is open for red and green tomatoes and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time: The really great tasting 4th of July which is small and a favorite of most,  Early Girl is larger, very large and meaty heirloom Mortgage Lifter, red cherries, sun gold cherries and all different sizes and shapes of green tomatoes.

Posted 8/8/2008 8:58am by Eleanor Kane.

Friday at the farmstand we will have a limited supply of sweet corn, Peaches that have not been sprayed with anything, several varieties of tomatoes, cukes, summer squash, 2 varieties of Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, Yellow and Pink and also bouquets of flowers with Lisianthus, calendula, zinnias and ammi majus.  If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also. It has several varieties of Basil, fennel, anise hyssop, celantro, rosemary, tarragon and feverfew.

PYO raspberries are open to people if they want to work hard to find them. The conditions changed to poor picking very quickly due to all the rain. Oh well....... 

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  We will have a limited supply Tempation sweet corn on Friday and also will have some to start the morning on Saturday. Saturday we will have already picked strawberries, lettuce and swiss chard in addition to the other vegetables.  It will be several more days until the sweet corn called  Mystique is ready. It is one of my favorites and seems to have larger ear size. 

The PYO tomato patch is open for red and green tomatoes and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time. The really great tasting 4th of July, Early Girl, red cherries, sun gold cherries and a few of the large heirloom Mortgage Lifter, (they area really meaty).

Posted 8/6/2008 9:20pm by Eleanor Kane.

Thursday at the farmstand we will have fresh picked strawberries, a limited supply of sweet corn, Peaches that have not been sprayed with anything, Swiss chard, several varieties of tomatoes, cukes, summer squash, 2 varieties of Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, Yellow and Pink and bouquets of flowers from the Cut Your Own Garden. If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm, closed Monday. Lots of you are waiting for the next planting of sweet corn to mature. So are we!!! We will have a limited supply on Thursday. Randy checked it Wednesday night and can not tell if enough will be ready to supply us all day. We think there won't be corn Friday and hope to have it Saturday, please check back to make sure.

The PYO tomato patch is open and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time. The really great tasting 4th of July, Early Girl, red cherries, sun gold cherries and a few of the large heirloom Mortgage Lifter, (they area really meaty).

Posted 8/4/2008 2:19pm by Eleanor Kane.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm, closed Monday. Lots of you are waiting for the next planting of sweet corn to mature. So are we!!! We won't have any on Wednesday, this cool weather is slowing it down. Perhaps Thursday or Friday. 

Wednesday at the farmstand we will have fresh picked strawberries, Peaches that have not been sprayed with anything, Swiss chard, several varieties of tomatoes, cukes, summer squash, 2 varieties of Zucchini, Beautiful stems of Lisianthus in White, Yellow and Pink and bouquets of flowers from the Cut Your Own Garden. If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us and I must cut in it to keep the flowers producing. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. You can bring your own bucket or vase or I will wrap your flowers for travel. The herb garden is ready for you also.

We are picking Red and Green tomatoes at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties, however only several varieties are ready at this time. The really great tasting 4th of July, Early Girl, red cherries, sun gold cherries and a few of the large heirloom Mortgage Lifter, (they area really meaty).

Posted 8/2/2008 5:43pm by Eleanor Kane.

Our next corn picking will be Monday. We will have a limited supply of sweet corn to start the morning and don't really know when it will run out.   We are waiting for the next planting to mature and it seems to have slowed down. Perhaps all the rain has cooled down soil temps?  Randy will pick strawberries in the morning for the farmstand.  The PYO green and Yellow beans have been picked down for now.  The raspberry picking is past peak, however the mid season varieties  and the early season berries still have berries and will be better picking than we expected, which means there are quite a few berries but it takes some work looking and picking up underneath. We lost a lot of berries due to the rain. The flowers never grew into berries causing the patch conditions to go quickly from excellent picking last week to end of season picking these last few days. We probably lost 7 days of good picking due to the excessive rainfall.

On Monday the farmstand will be stocked fresh with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce,  kale and Swiss Chard.    PYO tomatoes begins Monday August 4th at $1. per pound. Primarily the smaller sweet 4th of July variety will be ready and a very few Early Girls. In about 10 days to 2 weeks the romas should be on, unless the patch declines due to all the rain and constant humid weather. We really need some  sunshine for a few days to dry things out!!!!!!

 The sweet corn we have picked so far and will pick Monday is a bicolor called Temptation and is really good. Try it without butter or salt, it's yummy. I cook it in the microwave without shucking it. One ear for three minutes or two ears for 5.5 minutes. When done it will be too hot to handle for 10 minutes and will continue steaming inside the husk.   It is just getting started. We have many plantings and several varieties.  

I have beautiful florist grade cut stems of lisianthus for sale at $1/stem. This is a wholesale price. They are mostly pure white or yellow, which is really somewhat chartreus in color. Each stem has multiple buds making for a long lasting cut flower. 

The Cut Your Own flower garden and the CYO herb garden is ready for you to begin cutting your own bouquets.  Some of the flowers include: two varieties of Calendula, Asclepias, Ammi majus, Accrolinium, many varieties of Zinnia, Gomphrena, Statice etc. The herb garden has many types of basil, feverfew, tarragon, rosemary, anise hyssop, cilantro, and Dill.   

After this weekend I will cut back most of the remaining Lisianthus plants. I will sell the stems and put the plants into the greenhouse for a 2nd bloom later this summer or early fall. Remember, if you bought Lisianthus, cut it down to just above the 2nd set of leaves or so and it will send out another stem for fall flowers. 

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. The cost is $4 for a 4 pak and $6 for a fiber 6 pak.

Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The already picked strawberries, when available, are 3.50/pint.

Posted 7/29/2008 10:06pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will open Friday at 9am until 2pm.  We thought we would stay open until 6pm, however we ran out of corn and the raspberry picking is really slowing down.  Our next corn picking will be Monday or Tuesday. We will open Saturday at 9am with raspberry picking, fresh strawberries and veggies and PYO green and Yellow beans. We will close at 2pm on Saturday.  The raspberry picking is past peak, however the mid season varieties  and the early season berries still have berries but take more work looking and picking up underneath. We lost a lot of berries due to the rain. The flowers never grew into berries causing the patch conditions to go quickly from good picking to fair to poor picking.   Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans are loaded and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans are ready also.  The farmstand will be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and kale. 

The corn we have picked so far and will pick Monday or Tuesday is a bicolor called Temptation and is really good. Try it without butter or salt, it's yummy. I cook it in the microwave without shucking it. One ear for three minutes or two ears for 5.5 minutes. When done it will be too hot to handle for 10 minutes and will continue steaming inside the husk.   It is just getting started. We have many plantings and several varieties.  

I have beautiful florist grade cut stems of lisianthus for sale at $1/stem. This is a wholesale price. They are mostly pure white or yellow, which is really somewhat chartreus in color. Each stem has multiple buds making for a long lasting cut flower. The Cut Your Own flower garden and the CYO herb garden is almost ready.  Some of the flowers include: two varieties of Calendula, Asclepias, Ammi majus, Accrolinium, many varieties of Zinnia, Gomphrena, Statice etc. The herb garden has many types of basil, feverfew, tarragon, rosemary, anise hyssop, cilantro, and Dill.   

  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus, Calendula and Ammi majus.  We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. The cost is $4 for a 4 pak and $6 for a fiber 6 pak.

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