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Winter Hours Saturdays & Sundays 9am to 5pm
The 2021 season is now in full swing with some exciting changes. Our vegetable season has been quite different from last year. Last year we had 90 days without rain. 2021 has been wetter than we would like, although early rain was outstanding for our garlic crop. Tomatoes and eggplant thrived, but peppers wilted. Our outstanding tomato crop has allowed Karabin Farms to now add
Bloody Mary Mix and Crushed Tomatoes to our line of Marinara Sauce.
The apple crop is quite heavy this year and the recent storms has had us on pins and needles. We now offer pick your own on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, weather permitting. Labor shortages and insurance concerns has forced us to eliminate the wagon rides. The walk is quite pleasant as it passes one of our cattle barns, the Christmas trees, and maple tree groves to our orchard. New varieties such as Crimson Crisp, Snow Sweet, and Gold Rush round out 20 varieties for a well-balanced season.
Our herd of grass-fed beef continue to grow driven by an unwavering customer demand. The calving problems experienced in the bitter weather in early February was a blessing in disguise. Initially, the veterinarian treating three frost bitten calves warned us the odds of survival was small. Through the long hours of hand-feeding and care in a quick nursery set up in our greenhouse, they made it! Not only that, but our grandson Beau showed them as a 10 year old in the Litchfield County 4-H fair and brought home some ribbons.
Our barn yard has undergone some major construction this summer. The resulting drainage improvements have been put to a major test this summer and we are very pleased with the result. However, fencing to provide maximum safety to our visitors is still on back order so the delay for the fall barnyard opening is delayed. Our apple cider donuts will be available Saturdays and Sundays, September through October.
We are pleased to have added a third milk supplier of Jersey cream line milk (pasteurized but not homogenized) bottled in glass bottles.
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