STAND HOURS FOR REST OF THE MARKETING YEAR!!

At the Farmstand:
October 27 to Oct 31 – 10ish to 5.30pm except Sunday 11 am to 5pm
November 1 to November 20 –  1:00pm to 5:00pm daily
Farmers Market in Owego –  Last day Friday Oct. 28th – Rite Aide Parking lot
Vestal Farmers Market  will continue Wednesdays and Saturdays til November 19th.
What we have for you?
  • some tomatoes, mostly green
  • red and yellow potatoes for storing
  • winter squash including Blue Hubbard
  • sweet onions, leeks, carrots, cabbage, great cauliflower [white and cheddar], Brussels sprouts
  • Good supply of quality NY apples, Ida red, Crispin,  Jona Gold, Empire, some pears.
  • Oat straw – great for chickens.  Rye mulching straw – good for strawberries.

First Tioga County Farm Trail

We are participating!

The First Tioga County Farm Trail will be held on October 8th! The Trail starts at 10 a.m., but some farms and activities have different hours, so please refer to our brochure to plan your day! 10 Farms are opening their doors to the public for this self-guided tour. Meet animals, enjoy fall activities, sample meats, cheeses, cider and honey, talk to farmers, get lost in a corn maze, tour historic buildings and much more! Brochures are available at participating farms and the Tioga County Tourism Office. We will also post the brochure here. For more information, call us at 607-687-7440.

Farm Update – October 4

Farm update!
1- U-pik Potatoes Saturday Oct. 8 and Sunday 9 1:00 to 4:00
2- U-pik tomatoes in Tunnel 1 and 3, $5 per 5 gallon pail
3- I’ve purchased a couple of bins of field run large potatoes – $16 bushel
4- Still picking sweet corn, the best of the year
5- Good supply of apples.
Still waiting for our brussels sprouts to start, they did not like that warm weather in September.

 

Crop Report – 9/7/16

Hello Everyone!

  • U-Pik tomatoes and peppers will be starting on Saturday, September 10.
  • U-Pik potatoes – Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25-  1:00-4:00pm
    • $6 per 5 gallon pail – potatoes will be small this year because of the weather
  • Fall broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage are just starting (they don’t like the hot weather we are getting)
  • Should have apples next week (September 12).  Golden Supreme and Gala
  • Canning tomatoes already picked and available at the stand (regular and Roma)

Hope to see you soon!

Crop Report – 8/15/16

  • We are picking our sweet corn at the moment – It looks quite good
  • We have a good supply of tomatoes and green peppers
  • Our sweet onions look like a great crop – Keith and Canon just pulled some, weighing in at about 3 pounds each!

Farm Update – 8/1/16

Bad News:
– This season continues to be a challenge – the drought is real.
– The wild life are out of control – The deer are ruining what good corn we have, and they are also pulling up strawberry plants. The chipmunks and squirrels are eating our day-neutral strawberries, and the woodchucks like our summer squash.

Good News:
– We have a good sweet onion crop
– We have a good supply of leeks
– Field tomatoes look super
– Pickling cucumbers and eggplant – just starting
– We still have U-Pik blueberries!
– We have a good supply of slicing cucumbers
– Garlic at the stand

What’s Ahead:
– Free stone peaches and our own raspberries – about August 15th!
– End of sweet cherries – August 15th

Farm Updates 6/18/16

U-Pick Strawberries:
Starting Monday, June 20th – 8:00am – Noon
The picking is not good – the strawberries are of fair quality. We are calling them “exercise berries”

The stand will be open starting Tuesday, June 21st, 1pm – 6pm and will continue to be open afternoons for a while
EMMI Farms from Syracuse will be supplying us with strawberries
We will also have our own lettuce, cucumber, swiss chard and pulled beets

Singer Farms of Appleton, NY (the only farm in NY that has sweet cherries this year), will be providing sweet cherries for us starting about July 4th

The rest of our crops are looking good, but growing slower than normal
Our sweet onions look super to me!