Well, that time is upon up once again. The farm stand will be opening for the season on Friday (6/11). For those who may have not yet seen it, the open schedule is the same as last year:
Fri 10 – 6
Sat 10 – 6
Sun 10 – 4
Work on the farm continues pretty much non-stop. The weather, as it usually is, has been a bit of a mischief-maker, but nothing too outrageous. From the cold of Memorial Day weekend to the heat this week has been pretty interesting.
As I did last year, I will be bringing in produce from outside farms to supplement my own crops, or to provide things I don’t or can’t grow. So far, what I’m hearing from other farms is that there should be a good amount available this year, and the fruit producers say they are looking at early, and large crops.
Local Strawberries, South Carolina Peaches, and New Jersey Blueberries will be on hand this weekend, along with many other items. Please be sure to check out the What’s Available page to see all the rest that is on offer this week.
The laying hens have been chickening like mad in spite of the heat, so there will be a good supply of eggs. I did get a few more chickens for this year, so hopefully I will be a little closer to meeting the demand for eggs. The hens are also laying a good few larger-sized eggs, so Jumbo eggs shouldn’t be quite as elusive this year.
The current plan is to have Fresh Broiler Chickens ready for this weekend. I’m still not going to guarantee this, but it is the plan. The current birds are all on the larger size, and are the Red Royal birds I had mentioned previously. They are a heritage breed bird and are supposed to be quite tasty. In the following weeks I will have the regular Cornish birds. I’m also trying to coordinate with a local processor to handle extra birds I’ll raise, so this way I can have a supply of fresh and frozen Broilers right through the summer.
As I mentioned in the previous update, I will have Fresh Turkeys available for Thanksgiving this year. The farm where I get the Broilers will be raising the Turkeys out to my specs, and they will be processed by a NY state certified operation. The Turkeys must be ordered in advance, and a cash deposit will be required. The Turkeys will be ready for pick up from the weekend before Thanksgiving. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Can’t think of anything else to add at this point, though I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch of stuff. I will be updating the What’s available page as soon as I can (hopefully early this evening). Looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Addendum: I just realized that an update I made to Google several weeks ago, to accurately reflect when the farm stand would open, did not go through. My apologies to anyone who came by the farm thinking it would open. I’ll be sure to confirm these changes going forward.