Apparently some of the crops liked the break in the weather last week as much as we did! We will be OPENING THIS SATURDAY, July 26!!!!! The green beans, squash and cucumbers (pickling and slicing) are ready! They will be available in the you pick, as well as at the stand. Our tomatoes are still a few weeks out, but we will supplement with Ohio River tomatoes until ours come in. We will also have Candy onions from our friends at Easy Acres farm in Thornville. Until Saturday, we will have cucumbers and zucchini at the stand available on the honor system. Because of the wet spring, we didn’t get as many plantings of beans in as we had hoped, so don’t put off getting your orders in for canning and freezing!
We have been very busy the last couple months in the greenhouses and in the fields. We have 2 plantings of corn and a planting of beans in the ground. We’re wrapping up work in the greenhouse, and patiently… well not so patiently, waiting for the fields to dry out enough to get back out there! We also wanted to take a moment and thank all of the veterans past and present for your service to our country! Happy Memorial Day!
We’ve been very busy at the farm over the last couple of weeks! We put up a second, smaller greenhouse that we will be planting early tomatoes and carrots in to kick the season off earlier this year! We have seeded over 30,000 (yes that says thirty THOUSAND) hot peppers, plus a few other things. I will post some pictures of our progress. Happy spring!!!
Even though there’s still snow on the ground, we have been busy prepping to start in the greenhouse. Most of our seed orders have come in, and we will start seeding hot peppers and early tomatoes this week. Eric was like a kid at Christmas going through all his seed orders! Come on Spring, hurry up and get here!!!!
We met last week with our farm staff and everyone is anxious to get started this year. We have some exciting news too! We are teaming up with Easy Acres Co-Op Farm out of Thornville so we can offer you a wider variety of produce at our market. Easy Acres is a good fit with us because they share our belief in providing a fresh, healthy, and safe product. We are still working out the details so keep checking back with us for updates. This is going to be a fun and exciting year!
We have also decided to make it even easier to get our produce. We will be joining more Farmer’s Markets this year in addition to returning to the North Market. At some of these markets we will be teaming up with Easy Acres Co-Op Farm. We will add pages with information and directions soon, so keep checking back.
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!