We’ve been very lucky to not have a frost yet, however it looks like we will be getting one within the next few days. The tomatoes are starting to dwindle, but there are still eggplant, peppers and turnips in the you pick, as well as a wide selection of things at the stand for sale. We will continue to have cabbage for several weeks. Thanks everyone for your continued support!
We now have some pickling cucumbers ready in the you pick field, along with blue lake, Roma, and half runner green beans. Also, new this year, we have yellow wax beans that are now ready for you pick, and at the stand. Starting this Saturday we will be selling some things at the North Market Farmers Market in Columbus, Saturday 8am-5pm. Hope to see you all this weekend!
For those of you that have been asking, the blue lake and half runner beans are now ready in this planting. They are available at the stand and for you to pick. If you’re wanting a large quantity for canning or freezing, but don’t have the time to pick them yourself, call or email at us least a day ahead, and we will be happy to pick them for you.
We now accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express at both the farm stand and The North Market.
Finally! It has been a wet year so far which has made getting in the fields difficult, but now we are ready to open! We will open the farm stand this Saturday July 20th. We will have fresh picked green beans and we should have fresh picked sweet corn. Plus a few other things, so be sure to come out and pay us a visit. We can’t wait to kick off the season and hope you will join us!
Don’t forget, we will be at the North Market this year for the first time hopefully beginning next weekend. Check back for updates. We will post the date once we know for certain. There are so many great shops at the North Market. Stop by and see us for some vegetables then head over to CaJohn’s Fiery Foods for some awesome salsa. Stroll through the isles to see everything offered, enjoy the many samples available, and don’t forget lunch. You will certainly find mouthwatering choices. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of quality goods available. Feel free to ask questions. The people are friendly, knowledgeable about their products, and enjoy sharing that knowledge with you. We are really looking forward to seeing you there this summer. This is going to be an exciting summer!
We are saddened by the passing of the founder of Birney’s Miracle Farm Market, my dad, Richard “Dick” Birney, on Friday, May 24, 2013. He had been fighting ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) since 2009. He left this life peacefully and has gone to his eternal home in heaven.
Richard loved working his farm and contributing to his church. His efforts made an impact on many lives. His passing is a great loss felt by all those who loved and appreciated him.
In life Richard was pleased that his work will continue through my husband Eric Conkey and myself. We share dads love of farming and community and pray we can make him proud. We love you dad.
Calling hours are Tuesday, May 28, 5pm-8pm, at Kauber-Sammons Funeral home, 289 S. Main St. Pataskala.
The Funeral is Wednesday, May 29, at 10am, at Etna United Methodist Church, 500 Pike St Etna Ohio.
Donations to the ALS Association are appreciated. May is ALS Awareness Month. The ALS Association website provides information on the disease as well as resources for help to those affected, their families, and their caregivers. http://www.alsa.org/
Keeping busy in the greenhouse. The plants are coming along nicely. The fields are finally drying out so we were able to start field work this weekend. Can’t wait until we have fresh produce for dinner! Check out how the work in the green house is going.
We’ve been keeping a close watch on the weather, since the freeze scare we had a couple weeks ago. It looks like we’re going to be getting 2, maybe 3 frosts in a row this weekend, which, if that happens, will wipe out everything that’s left in the fields. If you still want to come pick, this weekend might be your last chance. We still have tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers of all kinds in the you pick fields. We will pick off as many things as we can so that we can keep the stand opened for a little while longer. Thank you all for your continued support of our farm, without you, our customers, we couldn’t keep doing what we do!