Category: News

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Farm News – October 18, 2021

Hi All!  So, it was a good weather week, and the crops continue to grow nicely.  It looks as though we have one more week before the first frost of the season.  As forecast presently, it should be a light frost over two nights.  After that, it is expected to warm up a bit and stay balmy for another week.  Nice! (more…)

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Farm News – October 11, 2021

Howdy Y’all! So after a gray and drizzly week, it appears we have some wonderful weather coming in the week ahead. Highs in the seventies; even approaching 80 by Friday and most importantly, ample sunshine! No frost is predicted for the next 2 weeks, not bad for mid-October! (more…)

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Farm News – October 4, 2021

Hi folks, I imagine you all know what going on outside, so I’ll skip the weather report for this week. I managed to get one more big planting of mustard greens and radishes this past weekend. This is basically the end of the seed planting for this season. We are progressing well with digging our potatoes and gathering the last of the pumpkins and winter squash from the fields. We have thousands of pounds of a variety of squash and potatoes stored for distribution over the next six weeks and for the winter stock up share. (more…)

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Farm News – September 27, 2021

Happy Fall, everyone! The days are becoming shorter, and the nights are getting cooler, and the brutal heat is over until next summer. I just hope the nights don’t get too cold anytime soon! The beans are still flowering and will continue to produce for a few more weeks if Mother Nature allows. The peppers are ripening prolifically – turning red, yellow, and orange, as soon will be the leaves. (more…)

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Farm News – September 20, 2021

Hello Everyone! So, the fields have mostly dried out and the last two plantings of spinach I sowed have germinated well. Presumably we will have some spinach for you in a month or so. In the mean time we have beautiful arugula and broccoli raab and some nice lettuce. We are busy digging potatoes and bringing in the enormous pumpkin and winter squash crop. We also have beets and carrots, whose tops have died back, to get out of the field and into the cooler. (more…)

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Farm News – September 13, 2021

Hi Folks! So, as best I can tell we received between 12 and 14 inches of rain from the two storms over the last ten days. This is equal to a quarter of the average annual rainfall for our area! The damage has taken some time to manifest itself. We lost about a half an acre of sweet corn, a few thousand fall brassica plants, and virtually all the field tomatoes. We were unable to use tractors for cultivation until yesterday, so now we are battling the weeds that have overtaken a few crops. We lost the third planting of summer squash because it was in a low area that stayed saturated for too long. Fortunately the fourth planting is just starting to produce, so we expect to have zucchini for you over the next couple of weeks. (more…)

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Farm News – September 6, 2021

Hello All! I hope you enjoyed the Labor Day long weekend. As I always say, here on the farm we just labor away, there is no time for rest or days off right now. My crew and I have been working seven days a week the entire season; we get to rest during the winter months! (more…)

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Farm News – August 30, 2021

Hi everyone, Rain, rain, rain! What can you say? It is what it is, and anyway how can we complain, when there are so many other parts of the country that are getting hurt much worse. The farm is a muddy mess, and we are seeing various crops being damaged or killed by the weather conditions, but we will get through it, and we will still have plenty of great produce for you and your family. (more…)

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Farm News – August 23, 2021

Hello Everyone – I suppose that I don’t need to tell you that it’s been raining way too much! We are headed toward 4” for the week, but the farm is far enough inland that it is probably less than what most of you received. And of course, we were spared the drenching and high winds that pounded Long Island and New England. (more…)

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Farm News – August 16, 2021

Hello Folks! So, we made it through the week of brutal heat and even got a little rain to keep things growing. As usual, just as you are about to despair about what to do with more eggplant – production has dropped. We will send a few as extras this week just for those of you who can’t get enough lol. (more…)