flower season is now in the rearview mirror. The getting up at 1:00 AM
on Saturdays to man our stalls at the Connecticut Regional market are
over. The field crops are planted and doing quite well. We have
planted over 2,400 tomato plants to include 27 varieties. We expect to
begin harvesting garlic in July and the Brussels sprouts are ready to be
transplanted for an autumn harvest.
The greenhouses are now
filled with mums and poinsettia cuttings will be planted in early July.
Mom will be speaking once again at the Ohio Floral Culture Conference
and trade show in mid-July.
We have an outstanding
selection of beef and meaty whole chickens. The response to these
products have been tremendous. We pride ourselves in humanely raising
our livestock and offering our customers a truly quality product. The
recent addition of the Karabin Farms turkey pot pie has customers coming
back for more. The cooking time is one hour so it makes for a quick
meal and easily feeds a family of four or five.
The apple harvest will
begin in mid-August with Ginger Gold and Zestar apples. We expect the
Pick Your Own season will begin on or about August 24. The
biggest change on our farm will center around the Pick Your Own
program. We will no longer sell apples by the pound for Pick Your
Own. Instead, we will pre-sell two bag sizes. Our small bag which
is 1 peck holds 10 to 12 lbs. of apples. The large bag holds
approximately 20 lbs. of apples. The bags will be available in the
store only. So upon your return you will not have to wait in line to be
weighed. Pumpkins will continue to be sold by the pound. Pricing for
apple picking will be established as we get closer to harvest. This new
program will allow our customers a more relaxing day at the farm. For
those folks that want to experience the ride, but not the picking, there
will be a modest charge for ride tickets to help offset fuel costs.
KNOW YOUR FARMER
KNOW YOUR FOOD
894 Andrews Street
Southington, CT 06489 USA