is now behind us and we begin to make plans for our holiday season. The
apple harvest as well as our pumpkin sales were just outstanding.
The new system of pre-selling our apple picking bags was
a great success and I thank you for your patronage and loyalty. It
minimized traffic jams at the registers and we found that the number of
pickers increased slightly and the pounds picked increased by 35%. This
also allowed families to spend more time in the store shopping. All in
all, it was less stressful for my staff as well as the families.
The pumpkin crop was huge. Many of our pumpkins topped
60 lbs. and we sold out with a record number of tons sold.
Ladies Night was the biggest ever and we look forward to
an even better event next year.
Turkey orders are progressing nicely both for
Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have an excellent selection of heirloom
Narragansett and White Holland as well as the traditional bronze. Pie
orders are also being taken for not only holidays but for any occasion.
Christmas tree sales of precut Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir,
Balsam and Canaan Fir will begin Saturday, November 23. We will begin
the cut your own of Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Blue Spruce, and Norway
Spruce on our farm Saturday, November 30.
The store is stocked with numerous gifts and food
products. Remember we offer gift baskets for one or fifty.
Poinsettia sales will run through Christmas with planted
pots from 6 inch to the large 10-inch.
We are growing a crop of beets and carrots which will be
available all winter. After the holidays we will assume our winter
hours which will be Saturday and Sunday 9 AM until 5 PM. For special
needs please call ahead.
Maple syrup season should start February 14.
I will begin planting veggies and flowers around February
1. Our CSA was immensely successful, and we will begin sign up for 2014
right after January 1. The cost will remain the same at $600.00. One
half due with enrollment and the balance due June 1, 2014. Start-up
date will be July 18 and will run through October 24.
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takes a break
from her snack
shack at the
farm to try her
Luke's new Gator!