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We are picking blueberries for the market. PYO will be most likely closer to mid June which is the normal time for opening the fields. The berries are very nice but due to the late March freeze we lost a lot of the early fruit. The later varieties look good.
At the markets ( here at the farm and Myrtle's market on Joe White Ave. ) we have very good yellow squash, different types of zucchini, lots of pickling cucumbers, beans ( string, October beans, burgundy beans ), cabbage, radishes, kale, chard, turnips ( purple top and white). We are picking some blackberries but they are going extremely fast.
We are bringing in good watermelons, corn, tomatoes and peaches. The peach crop was severely damaged by the late March freeze so we are glad to have peaches of this quality. They are cling but with excellent flavor.
We have HONEY from the farm as well as our backup source. the honey flow was shorter than anticipated this year so again we are thankful to have a good supply of honey.
Time , what an amazing reality! It has many facets and timing is one of them that is integral to farming and many other aspects of life.
Well to get to the point, it is the time for certain vegetables. They are at their best. Tender yellow squash, zucchini and pickling cucumbers are abounding here on the farm. The organic field has excelled beyond any crop I've seen either conventional or organic in many years. It is a great time to get vegetables the way you like them.
We have different kinds of zucchini, some ideal for stuffing. Remember you can prepare stuffed zucchini and freeze it for later.
Too many times I have known people to want pickling cukes after the season peak has past. Now is the time. You don't want to wait. Those pickles will make a great Christmas present or some pleasant times this winter. You may want to do cucumbers now because later you will be freer to do watermelon rind pickles when the watermelons reach their peak.
Time! Enjoy it use it wisely and lovingly.
If you have not tried the yellow squash or zucchini don't wait too long . It is at its prime. I ate squash casserole tonight with string beans. It was truly good. The cucumbers are chasing the squash to see who can outdo each other. The pickles are gaining momentum and have to be picked almost daily. So fresh is in these days. Sarah will have with her Magda zucchini and golden zucchini. The first of the organic beans will be be with her as well. green string beans, purple beans, yellow wax beans and red swan beans ( a new variety). Dill, dandelion, parsley, cilantro, basil ( limited for this week). A few mushrooms, lettuce, kohlrabi, cabbage, radishes, mustard and more.
The cantaloupes have been good also.
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If we can help we have a good supply of good strawberries, some excellent organic squash and zucchini, kohlrabi and more. This week should begin picking cucumbers and some beans. Freshness is getting fresher!
We will be both at Myrtles Market and the farm market here at the farm on Friday and Saturday.
Some of the vegetables from the farm look very good. We are picking strawberries from our smaller field even though we don't have enough for PYO. We have several typed of kale, lettuce, greens, kohlrabi, poc choi , chard. Hope to see you.
We will be selling strawberries outside at the market Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm. We may do it again this Saturday but we will announce it if we do. The market should open in early April. $4/quart
We currently have strawberries for sale. Call 910-287- 3865 then if needed 910-287- 6794 or 843-399-6902. Mary will be happy to help you. The market is not open until we have other crops coming in. It should not be long but rather than set a date and miss it we are waiting to announce it. An email will go out a few days before so look for it.
The winter has been good in many respects and difficult in other ways. The deer have taken the strawberry PYO down to questionable. We will have to focus on the smaller field that had no deer pressure to provide most of what we will have.
We have been super busy working on getting a wide variety of other crops lined up and in place.