Tomatoes are Ripening

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29th, 2010 by Sally

Our experiment with the high tunnel has really paid off.  We have beautiful Cherokee purple tomatoes and even a few red brandywines.  We picked about 50 pounds last week and are well over 100 pounds this week.  Our field tomatoes are even starting to ripen due to the recent round of warm weather.  Stop buy the farmers market or the farm and sample our delicious tomatoes.  We did finally get about .3 of an inch of rain last night which helped some, but we are going to have to start hauling water again tomorrow.  We now have squash, tomatoes and carrots.  The broccoli, cauliflower and sugar snap peas are having a hard time with the recent heat but hopefully they will recover as the temperature is only going to be in the mid 70s for the next few days.  Keep checking as we will have okra and potatoes soon.

First Tomato Blush

Posted in Uncategorized on June 15th, 2010 by Sally

Today the first tomato showed signs of ripening so it won’t be long.  The Cherokee purples are the first which is everyone’s favorite!  Our tomatoes really are the best, all heirloom varieties.  We have hooked many a customer with a taste at the market.  Come visit us at the farmers market in Blowing Rock or Boone or call and stop by soon.  Our sugar snaps are just coming in and they are really sweet.  I think less rain has sweetened everything.  We also have broccoli, squash, spring onions and beets.

We will be offering a CSA for next year.  The CSA provides a box of food each week to all those who join.  Watch our website for details.   We’d like to invite those who are interested to stop by and see our farm and get some of our produce to help you make your decision.  Please give us a call.

The farm is busy and growing

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7th, 2010 by Sally

The end of May is the most hectic time of year as all of our summer crops have to be planted at that time.  Over the past several weeks we’ve finished putting in all of our tomatoes.  We have about 800 plants so we will have plenty.  I don’t know what came over me but I planted lots of Cherokee purples, remembering how much everyone loves them I guess.  We should have an early crop and late crop of them.  We also have varieties such as Dad’s sunset, wins all, box car willie, mortage lifer and druzba.  Can’t wait to try them as many of them are new this year.

We also planted winter squash, more summer squash and lots of broccoli and cauliflower (both orange and purple).  Our sugar snap peas should be ready this week, along with squash, beets and broccoli.  We’ve finally moved pass the greens only stage of growing.  Yeah!