Farm Update 09-27-18

It’s been a very busy week so far. I’ve been doing quite a bit of work around the farm, as well as dealing with other farms in order to get some new items and fill in some stuff that I should have, but don’t due to issues with the weather.

I am finally attending to all kinds of work that had been put off over the course of the summer. Most of it is small stuff that wouldn’t be noticed unless you were around the buildings on a regular basis, but it is work that I’ve wanted to get done for some time now.

The new poly tunnel greenhouse is now built, though I do have to finish installing the equipment. I was waiting on some components until too late Thursday evening, so I’ll get them put in as soon as I can. I think the weather will stay warm enough for long enough that it won’t be an issue. I also managed to move one of the other greenhouses to a temporary storage location.

More of the summer crops are coming to an end, so please be sure to check out the What’s Available page, as well as looking in the General Info section below to see what Locally Grown items I’ve been able to get for this week.

It looks like the Gladiolus are coming to an end. I am hoping to have some for this weekend, but I don’t think they’ll make it to Columbus Day. As long as we don’t get an actual frost (we came real close last week), there should be at least a few bunches of Field Flowers available.

There should be a few more Cantaloupes this weekend, and if I feel confident enough in picking them out, even a few Sugar Baby Watermelons. I found one the other day that had a soft spot, so I figured I’d try it to see if it was sweet. Short answer, yes it was. Been quite a few years since I’ve had watermelon.

The chickens are chickening. Well, I’m sure you know what I mean. They are just being normal chickens, without too much added drama. The flock of wild turkey that wander about the property have been coming closer and closer to the pen, I’m guessing to check things out. Or maybe they smell the feed and want to see if they can get some too. Either way, the chickens aren’t quite sure what to make of them and usually start squawking in alarm while retreating into the coop.

As I stated above, I’ve been working getting some items in from other farms to help fill out the selection at the stand. These items will all be labeled as “Locally Grown”.

For this week, I was able to get an additional size of Carving Pumpkin, as well as a very few White Pumpkins. The farmer who I’ve been getting the other pumpkins from was kind enough to hold some of the white ones aside for me. The same farmer also had some decorative Indian Corn bundles, which I also decided to get for the stand.

I got some Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut, and Spaghetti), Broccoli, and Cauliflower to help fill in the selection of fall items.

For the fruit lovers there are several pieces of good news. I was able to get 1 flat of the last of the season’s locally harvested Blueberries. Like my Peaches, when they’re gone, they’re gone. And the last couple of items I was able to get are Hudson Valley grown Apples (Fuji and Cortland for this week).

The schedule is still the same as last week:

Fri and Sat 10 – 6
Sun 10 – 4

This will change next week due to the holiday, when I will also be open on the Monday, but more on that in the next update.

That’s it for now. Hope to see you all at the farm soon. Have a great week.