Farm Update 09-15-22

The weather overall doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do just yet, whether we’ll see a little more warmth, or if it’ll tip over and finally go into fall. I suppose it may just wind up being one of “those” kinds of fall and winter, but honestly, who knows.

I was able to get one last round of Peaches this week, but this is definitely the last of them. Local Blueberries have come to an end for the season.

A number of warmer weather crops in the field are winding down. Sadly, flowers are on that list. The colder mornings the last few days have affected them quite a bit, but as of now, they are still going. Surprisingly, it looks like there may even be a Gladiola or two.

Winter Squash are finally coming ready, though it appears that Acorn Squash did not fare as well as the Butternut and Spaghetti Squash. Pumpkins are already being picked, and I did also secure additional local ones, as I’m not sure I would have enough of my own.

The Laying Chickens are doing well and producing a good number of XL eggs, but still virtually no Jumbo eggs. I think I’m going to have to talk to a feed specialist about this to see what changes I can make for the future. Speaking of feed, and as I expected, the prices have started climbing again as this season’s grains begin to enter the supply chain.

The Broiler Chickens are all coming up to weight so I have begun processing again. There are smaller ones available this week and as we go forward they will be getting bigger each week.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Preserves are currently sold out, but it is on my list to make. The only other one running low right now is Cranberry. If you are thinking of stocking up on any quantity of preserves for the winter you may want to check with me soon.

I think that’s it for this week. Thanks so much to everyone who has come by and helped support the farm. Have a great week.