Got a question or want to see if it’s already been asked, then this is the place.
Q: Do you grow all the produce that you sell?
A: Not any more. After asking regular customers over the course of the summer, and due to a number of crops not growing well again this year (2018), I decided to go ahead and bring in some outside crops to both fill in for what I was unable to grow and also add to the available selection of items. Things I bring in will be clearly marked on the tag, with either the term “Locally Grown” for items gotten within a regional radius, or they will be marked with their place of origin. Please note that any items I bring in should be considered conventionally grown.
Q: Do you/will you grow Pot?
A: No. It doesn’t make any difference to me what NY state decides, I have no plans to grow it. Please stop asking!
Q: Do you really work 7 days a week?
A: Yes, from early March to mid-November I work 7 days per week, with a normal workday starting at 5am and finishing around 9-10pm. Just because the stand is closed doesn’t mean I’m off.
Q: Who makes the preserves you are selling?
A: I do. I received my NY State Dept. of Ag & Markets authorization to produce selected items on the farm back in early March 2017. The preserves are all small batch, lower sugar recipes of my own, made with 4 ingredients each (fruit, sugar, lemon juice, and pectin), and no added water. The recipes generally produce slightly softer jams, as this is my own preference. There are currently 9 types. Please check the What’s Available page for current listings.
Q: Do you allow U-Pick of any crops?
A: Due to a change in insurance underwriters I now have the ability to offer U-Pick, although I have not yet determined what will be offered this way. Please check the News & Info and/or What’s Available pages to see if any U-Pick are currently available.
Q: Do you do all this by yourself? (or) How many employees do you have?
A: Occasionally, family might assist with a project that I simply can’t do alone, and, should it come to it, I have been graciously offered assistance by a number of neighbors. However, I run the farm pretty much all by myself, and do not currently have any employees.
Q: How late into the fall will you stay open?
A: The plan is to keep the stand open for as long as possible, most likely until the end of October, or when I no longer have enough products to sell as a result of a hard freeze.
Q: How long will you have crop “X”?
A: Crop availability is dependent on the type, the weather, the number of plantings, and other factors such as insects and fungal problems. I will try to keep as many crops going for as long as I can, and will refer everyone to the What’s Available page for current listings.
Q: When will the produce be ready?
A: As silly as it may sound, it will be ready when it’s ready. Mother Nature dictates most of the timing. Please check the Crop Seasons page to get an idea of timing and the What’s Available page to see what’s ready right now.
Q: Will you be offering CSA shares?
A: The short answer is no. The longer answer is, I don’t really believe in charging people for things they have not, and may not receive, so I have a hard time thinking this is a good idea. What may happen instead is value packages of produce will be put together in advance for purchase at the stand. Information about this will be available in the News & Info section.
Q: Are you hiring?
A: We are not hiring at this time.
Q: Do you sell wholesale?
A: Due to increases in the retail business, I will not be taking on any wholesale customers at this time.