Harvest is in full swing
now as the summer season is upon us. The very dry April and May (40
days without rain) ushered in a beautiful June with ample rain.
The fruit set on our apples was spectacular. However, our veggies
suffered in the day in and day out dryness. Finally, they got their
feet wet and took hold in June.
We finished our first cut hay in early June. Hay yield was light due to
the dry weather. However, as we started our second cut in July, the
quantity was fantastic. During July, the drought returned and our
plants suffered. We were forced to manually irrigate 3,000 tomatoes,
2,000 peppers, and 800 eggplant plus everything else daybreak to dark 2
tractors just hauling water.
The results have yielded an outstanding selection of veggies with
outstanding flavor. Size on tomatoes and garlic are small. Garlic in
particular needs an inch of rain every week in July.
The apple harvest has begun with Zestar and Ginger Gold. The size is
smaller than normal but the flavor is quite sweet. We hope to have our
first Pick Your Own wagon rides starting August 29 if Mother Nature
cooperates. Same pricing as last two years.
1/2 bushel - $25.00
1 Peck - $15.00
Pre-purchase bags at the store before boarding the wagons.
Once again, our supply of beef and pork is in excellent shape. Our own
custom processed beef jerky made from our own beef will be available by
fall. Orders are already being taken for holiday turkeys. First come
first choice. $25.00 deposit.
We expect to offer a huge supply of autumn squash and pumpkins. Our
mums are showing early color ahead of schedule due to the summer
Special mum price 4 for $20.00 plus tax
Looking forward to having you and your family visit the farm.
KNOW YOUR FARMER!
KNOW YOUR FOOD!