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Posted 10/15/2008 9:21am by Eleanor Kane.

Our farmstand hours: Open 9-6 Wed thru Fri and 9-4 Sat and Sunday. We are now closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the farm phone with any questions at 603-868-2001

Pick Your Own Red tomatoes  have ended. We have PYO green tomatoes for $1/lb only.  These green tomatoes are from a field we planted later in the summer. It is very healthy and loaded with green tomatoes  for you to continue picking from. It will also provide us with enough red tomatoes  for the farmstand perhaps into early November.    The tomatillas or salsa tomatoes are not ready yet. We cover the tomato patches up during the cold nights to protect them.  Lettuce, Kale, swiss chard are cold weather crops and continue into November.

Today we have already picked strawberries, red and green tomatoes, green leaf lettuce,  red and gold regular type potatoes, red and gold fingerling potatoes, kale, swiss chard, Delicata winter squash, a small selection of winter squashes, Summer squash and Zucchini.  We have been picking our birdhouse and speckled swan gourds and have them curing out in front of the shop. If properly handled and cured these gourds last for years and may be used for a variety of crafts. I have seen them painted vibrant fall colors or carved with intricate designs. 

The CYO garden is slowing down but still has  longstemmed varieties of Zinnias and others. There are flowers for drying too. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. I provide a clean bucket with floral life for you to place your flowers. You can bring your own bucket or vase if you desire. I will wrap your flowers for travel. I recommend bringing a container if you will travel any great distance with your flowers.

Of course we have lots of handmade herbal soaps in our soap closet too.

Posted 10/8/2008 9:53am by Eleanor Kane.

This Saturday October 11th, we will be closed all day for a wedding. Please come by on Sunday 9-4pm. We are sorry if this inconveniences anyone. 

Our farmstand hours, except for this Oct 11th,  Open 9-6 Wed thru Fri and 9-4 Sat and Sunday. We are now closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the farm phone with any questions at 603-868-2001

It was the last day of Pick Your Own Red tomatoes from the front field this past Sunday. We still have the 2nd field of tomatoes that is very healthy and loaded with green tomatoes  for you to continue picking from. It will also provide us with enough red tomatoes  for the farmstand perhaps into early November.    The tomatillas or salsa tomatoes are not ready yet. We cover the tomato patches up during the cold nights to protect them.  Lettuce, Kale, swiss chard are cold weather crops and continue into November.

Today we have already picked strawberries, red and green tomatoes, green leaf lettuce,  red and gold regular type potatoes, red and gold fingerling potatoes, kale, swiss chard, Delicata winter squash, a small selection of winter squashes, Summer squash and Zucchini.  We have about 10% of our pumpkin crop this year. The 5 weeks of rain really took a toll on our crop as the field sat wet and cold. Our soil is a heavier soil than some areas and does not drain quickly.   The strawberries have slowed down, however there are half ripe berries out there and we hope to continue picking them.  We have been picking our birdhouse and speckled swan gourds and have them curing out in front of the shop. If properly handled and cured these gourds last for years and may be used for a variety of crafts. I have seen them painted vibrant fall colors or carved with intricate designs. 

We have 4" pots of zinnias, calendula and gomphrena for sale. They provide a vibrant splash of color as summer ends and fall begins. They are great for cutting and will produce more stems the more you cut them, especially the zinnias and gomphrena. I dry all three of these flowers also.

The CYO garden is slowing down but still has  longstemmed varieties of Zinnias and others. There are flowers for drying too. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. I provide a clean bucket with floral life for you to place your flowers. You can bring your own bucket or vase if you desire. I will wrap your flowers for travel. I recommend bringing a container if you will travel any great distance with your flowers.

Of course we have lots of handmade herbal soaps in our soap closet too.

The PYO fall raspberries have ended. They deteriorated rather quickly due to the heavy rains last weekend.  Often times we pick the fall raspberries into late October, however not this year. We do not have a lot of fall raspberries this year. Several of our better rows died out the last 2 years.

Posted 10/5/2008 9:02am by Eleanor Kane.

farmstand hours: Open 9-6 Wed thru Fri and 9-4 Sat and Sunday. We are now closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the farm phone with any questions at 603-868-2001

It is the last day of Pick Your Own Red tomatoes, We still have the 2nd field of tomatoes that is very healthy and loaded with green tomatoes  for you to continue picking from. It will also provide us with enough red tomatoes  for the farmstand perhaps into early November.   Green lettuce will be ready by next Wednesday and red lettuce will be ready soon.   The tomatillas or salsa tomatoes are not ready yet. We cover the tomato patches up during the cold nights to protect them.  Lettuce, Kale, swiss chard are cold weather crops and continue into November.

Today we have a few already picked strawberries, red and green tomatoes, red and gold regular type potatoes, red and gold fingerling potatoes, kale, swiss chard, Delicata winter squash, a small selection of winter squashes. We have about 10% of our pumpkin crop this year.T he 5 weeks of rain really took a toll on our crop as the field sat wet and cold. Our soil is a heavier soil than some areas and does not drain quickly.  The zucchini and cukes have slowed down and we don't expect to have much more. The strawberries have slowed down, however there are half ripe berries out there and we hope to continue picking them.  We have been picking our birdhouse and speckled swan gourds and have them curing out in front of the shop. If properly handled and cured these gourds may be used for a variety of crafts. I have seen them painted vibrant fall colors or carved with intricate designs. 

We have 4" pots of zinnias, calendula and gomphrena for sale. They provide a vibrant splash of color as summer ends and fall begins. They are great for cutting and will produce more stems the more you cut them, especially the zinnias and gomphrena. I dry all three of these flowers also.

The CYO garden is loaded with many longstemmed varieties of Zinnias. There are flowers for drying too. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. I provide a clean bucket with floral life for you to place your flowers. You can bring your own bucket or vase if you desire. I will wrap your flowers for travel. I recommend bringing a container if you will travel any great distance with your flowers.

Of course we have lots of handmade herbal soaps in our soap closet too.

The PYO fall raspberries have ended. They deteriorated rather quickly due to the heavy rains last weekend.  Often times we pick the fall raspberries into late October, however not this year. We do not have a lot of fall raspberries this year. Several of our better rows died out the last 2 years.

Posted 10/2/2008 12:53pm by Eleanor Kane.

New farmstand hours: Open 9-6 Wed thru Fri and 9-4 Sat and Sunday. We are now closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the farm phone with any questions at 603-868-2001

Canning or sauce tomatoes are plentiful. The three varieties of red romas are large and beautiful. We have our new tomato patch open for green tomato picking also. Between both patches there is lots of variety and many tomatoes for picking. The tomatillas or salsa tomatoes are not ready yet. We covered both tomato patches up during the cold snap the other night and they were undamaged.

Peaches are done for the season. At the farm stand we have already picked strawberries, tomatoes, red and gold regular type potatoes, red and gold fingerling potatoes, kale, swiss chard, Delicata winter squash, a small selection of winter squashes, summer squash, zucchini and cukes. The zucchini and cukes have slowed down and often we run out later in the day.

We have 4" pots of zinnias, calendula and gomphrena for sale. They provide a vibrant splash of color as summer ends and fall begins. They are great for cutting and will produce more stems the more you cut them, especially the zinnias and gomphrena. I dry all three of these flowers also.

The CYO garden is loaded with many longstemmed varieties of Zinnias. There are flowers for drying too. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. I provide a clean bucket with floral life for you to place your flowers. You can bring your own bucket or vase if you desire. I will wrap your flowers for travel. I recommend bringing a container if you will travel any great distance with your flowers.

Of course we have lots of handmade herbal soaps in our soap closet too.

The PYO fall raspberries have a few pints every few days depending on demand. There is 1 row of red Polana and a scattering of Fall Gold. We do not have a lot of fall raspberries this year. Several of our better rows died out the last 2 years.

Posted 9/29/2008 11:12am by Eleanor Kane.

Late September and early October are perfect for canning. Today I have opened the windows and started chopping celery, onions, carrots, garlic, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini and fresh basil. I fill my canner pot with H2O and place the quart jars into the water for sterilizing and while it is heating up I chop and put the veggies into big bowls. Once the jars have boiled for 10 -15 minutes and the lids and caps have simmered in their own pot of water, I begin by stuffing tomatoes into the hot quart jars filling them halfway. Usually I have cut fresh tomatoes in half only, unless they are really large. I use roma type tomatoes if there is enough in the tomato patch, however I have used any type of tomato I can find and it comes out great. The other half of the jars I fill with the various chopped items and top it off with fresh basil. I add a tablespoon of vinegar and top off with hot water. I water bath the jars for a full 15 minutes.

This is how I use the vegetable soup: I cook a chuck steak or chicken beast or a combination of chicken and turkey Keilbasa in olive oil and garlic. Once the meat is done ,I take it out of the pan and put it aside. Immediately I pour into the same pot  1 whole quart of my soup and then grind up a 2nd quart in the blender before adding it. The grinding up of one of the soups makes for a thicke, heartier and tastier stew or soup. I cut up the aforementioned meat and add to the pot. A can of beans, kidney or white beans, goes well also. Cooked pasta could be added in place of the beans. Experiment with your own recipe, however always check the appropriate water bath timing. I use a Ball Canning cookbook that has many great recipes from soup to jam to relilshes.

Posted 9/22/2008 10:06am by Eleanor Kane.

New farmstand hours: Open 9-6 Wed thru Fri and 9-4 Sat and Sunday. We are now closed Monday and Tuesday. Call the farm phone with any questions at 603-868-2001

Canning or sauce tomatoes are plentiful. We have our new tomato patch open for green tomato picking also. Between both patches there are lots of variety and many tomatoes for picking. The tomatillas or salsa tomatoes are not ready yet. We covered both tomato patches up during the cold snap the other night and they were undamaged.

Peaches are done for the season. At the farm stand we have already picked strawberries, tomatoes, kale, swiss chard, Delicata winter squash, summer squash, zucchini and cukes. The zucchini and cukes have slowed down and often we run out later in the day.

We have 4" pots of zinnias, calendula and gomphrena for sale. They provide a vibrant splash of color as summer ends and fall begins. They are great for cutting and will produce more stems the more you cut them, especially the zinnias and gomphrena. I dry all three of these flowers also.

The CYO garden is loaded with many longstemmed varieties of Zinnias. There are flowers for drying too. Come on over and cut some flowers for your home, your wedding, the work place or for a friend. I provide a clean bucket with floral life for you to place your flowers. You can bring your own bucket or vase if you desire. I will wrap your flowers for travel. I recommend bringing a container if you will travel any great distance with your flowers.

Of course we have lots of handmade herbal soaps in our soap closet too.

The PYO fall raspberries have a few pints every few days depending on demand. There is 1 row of red Polana and a scattering of Fall Gold. We do not have a lot of fall raspberries this year. Several of our better rows died out the last 2 years.

Posted 9/16/2008 7:46am by Eleanor Kane.

Several of the Barrington farmers that participated in the Barrington Farm Tour Day got together and began planning for a fair this fall to happen on October 4th. After several meetings the decision was made to not have the fair this year, but to begin planning it for next year.

We have already picked strawberries everyday lately. They are big and sweet and red all the way thru. Also at the farmstand we will have Peaches, many varieties of tomatoes, Pints of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, Kale, summer squash, Zucchini, Swiss chard and delicata squash. We are in between lettuce plantings ,meaning no lettuce at this time. We don't have any more sweet corn for this year. Our September corn succumbed to the 5 weeks of wet weather.

The PYO tomato patch is open and loaded with tomatoes, red or green, and priced at $1/lb. We have 850 plants combining 15 varieties and they are all ready. The roma types or paste tomatoes are loaded and this is a good time to pick quantity. We have three varieties of them this year, Viva italiana, roma and big mamma. Lots of customers make sauce using the heirloom Mortgage Lifter also, as it is so meaty, and combine it with the other varieties. We have a 2nd patch of tomatoes with 250 plants and it is just starting to ripen. It has many varieties and Tomatillas also. They will be ready very soon.

Sometime in September we have a frost, however we cover our tomatoes and continue to pick them. Last year we picked tomatoes until October 28th! We have late plantings of cukes, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce and kale also. We cover up any crops that are not frost tolerant and keep them going as long as possible.

We have a few fall raspberries for picking.  The red Polanas only have one row this year. Call for conditions as they get picked off. The yellow fall gold is not in good condition but you can find some berries. Always call for picking conditions.

 We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday. Soon we will cut back on our hours, I'll keep you posted.

If you don't cut in the CYO garden it gets ahead of us. It is loaded with many longstemmed varieties.  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).

Posted 9/11/2008 6:53pm by Eleanor Kane.

Several of the Barrington farmers that participated in the Barrington Farm Tour Day got together and began planning for a fair this fall to happen on October 4th. After several meetings the decision was made to not have the fair this year, but to begin planning it for next year.

We have already picked strawberries everyday lately. They are big and sweet and red all the way thru. Some days we run out later in the day so we can't always guarantee having them. Also at the farmstand we will have many  varieties of tomatoes, Pints of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, lettuce,  Kale, peppers, summer squash, Zucchini, Swiss chard and delicata squash.

We don't have any more sweet corn for this year. Our September corn succumbed to the 5 weeks of wet weather.

The PYO tomato patch is open and loaded with tomatoes, red or green, and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties and they are all ready. The romas types or paste tomatoes are coming on strong and this is a good time to pick quantity.  We have three varieties of them this year, Viva italiana, roma and big mamma.  Lots of customers make sauce using the heirloom Mortgage Lifter also, as it is so meaty, and combine it with the other varieties. Sometime in September we have a frost, however we cover our tomatoes and continue to pick them. Last year we picked tomatoes until October 28th!  We have late plantings of cukes, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce and kale also. We cover up any crops that are not frost tolerant and keep them going as long as possible.

We have a few fall raspberries including  a few rows of fall gold and one row of red Polana. The red Polanas are ready for picking, however call for conditions as they get picked off.  The yellow fall gold is not in good condition but you can find some berries.  Always call for picking conditions

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  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).

Posted 9/5/2008 3:11pm by Eleanor Kane.

Several of the Barrington farmers that participated in the Barrington Farm Tour Day got together and began planning for a fair this fall to happen on October 4th. After several meetings the decision was made to not have the fair this year, but to begin planning it for next year.

We have already picked strawberries today. The strawberry bed is loaded with flowers and berries that are half ripe. Also they are good sized.  At the farmstand we will have sweet corn, several varieties of tomatoes, Pints of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, 3 varieties of lettuce, carrots, Kale, peppers, summer squash, Zucchini and Swiss chard. 

The PYO tomato patch is open and loaded with tomatoes, red or green, and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties and most of them are ready. The romas types or paste tomatoes have been picked on hard this week and although you can find ripe ones it takes more work to find large quantities and will be better picking sometime next week. We are not even halfway through the tomato season.  We have three varieties of them this year, Viva italiana, roma and big mamma.  Lots of customers make sauce using the heirloom Mortgage Lifter also, as it is so meaty, and combine it with the other varieties. Sometime in September we have a frost, however we cover our tomatoes and continue to pick them. Last year we picked tomatoes until October 28th!  We have late plantings of cukes, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce and kale also. We cover up any crops that are not frost tolerant and keep them going as long as possible.

We have fall raspberries including  a few rows of fall gold and one row of red Polana. The red Polanas are ready for picking, however call for conditions as they get picked off.  The yellow fall gold is not ready yet, but should be ready in another week or so.  Always call for picking conditions

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  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).

Posted 9/3/2008 7:54am by Eleanor Kane.

We have only a few pints of already picked strawberries today. The strawberry bed is loaded with flowers and berries that are half ripe. Also they are good sized and thus taking longer to mature. At the farmstand we will have sweet corn, several varieties of tomatoes, Pints of red and yellow cherries tomatoes, 3 varieties of lettuce, carrots, eggplant, Kale, peppers, summer squash, Zucchini and Swiss chard. We have lots of corn in the field and expect to have good amounts of it for awhile.

  The PYO tomato patch is open and loaded with tomatoes, red or green, and priced at $1/lb. We have 15 varieties and most of them are ready. The romas types are loaded with ripe tomatoes and probably have 1,000 pounds ready for picking.  We have three varieties of them this year, Viva italiana, roma and big mamma.   Lots of customers make sauce using the heirloom Mortgage Lifter also, as it is so meaty, and combine it with the other varieties. Sometime in September we have a frost, however we cover our tomatoes and continue to pick them. Last year we picked tomatoes until October 28th!  We have late plantings of cukes, summer squash, zucchini, lettuce and kale also. We cover up any crops that are not frost tolerant and keep them going as long as possible.

We have fall raspberries including  a few rows of fall gold and one row of red Polana. The red Polanas are ready for picking, however call for conditions as they get picked off.  The yellow fall gold is not ready yet, but should be ready in another week or so.

We have set our farm store hours to be Tuesday thru Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 -4pm, closed Monday.  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).

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