Here’s wishing everyone a great holiday weekend! I wanted to let you know what we will have at the market this weekend and also to answer some of the most frequently asked questions, such as:
When will you have sweet corn? We hope we will be able to start picking some this weekend, probably Saturday.
Why don’t you have any tomatoes? Remember those really hot weeks we had in May and June? It caused all of our greenhouse tomatoes to ripen at the same time. Many of you commented that you could not believe how our counters were overflowing with tomatoes. We try hard each year to time this just right so that our greenhouse tomatoes carry us to our field tomatoes, but due to the hot weather we had early, we missed it. Knowing that many of you want a tomato to slice on a hamburger or BLT this weekend, we purchased tomatoes today from another grower that we know in Indiana who had extra greenhouse tomatoes. We normally do not do this and prefer not to, as we like to hold true to “growing what we sell,” but we have made an exception and so…..this weekend, we actually do have tomatoes, they are just not grown on our farm.
How come we have missed strawberries and cherries? It is hard to believe these are gone for the year, but again, due to those extremely hot weeks we had earlier this year, everything is running 10 days to 2 weeks early. So, keep this in mind as the year progresses.
So, what else do you have in the market this weekend? We have yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, fresh onions, new red potatoes, green beans, snow peas, sugar peas, cabbage, and cauliflower. And…..blueberries! How much of everything we pick each day varies, so you are always welcome to call the market before you drive over to make sure we have what you are looking for or to ask us to save it for you. 269-244-5690.
So, have a safe and wonderful weekend and thanks as always, for supporting us by buying fresh, local produce and other goods from us.