Friday, September 30, 2011

Produce Stand - Sept, 30, Oct 1, 2 and 3

This is a picture of Dave and Sonja Austin.  They are harvesting honey from the hives that they keep on our place.  After I took this picture, Sonja shared some honey comb with me.  Yum, I had never eaten raw honey that way.  Not sure how the honey harvest is going to go for them, but they provided the produce stand with some awesome local honey ... very reasonably priced.  Best of all, fresh and local. 

So, there will be honey, priced between $6 and $9 a jar, depending upon the size of the container.  We also will stock creamed honey. 

Sophie, a close friend, figured out how to recycle her woodworking sawdust and old candles.  She made them into fire starters.  They work really well and burn about 20 minutes.  Great deal at 75 cents each or (as she says with a grin) two for a $1.  Great idea, since she and her hubby Dick love to do woodworking projects.  She is also a fabulous knitter. 

Veggies currently stocked include beets and beet greens, swiss chard, cucumbers, kale, zucchini, crookneck squash, patty pan, scallopini, red and white potatoes, winter squashes: buttercup and delicata, spaghetti.  If you like butternut, you will love buttercup.  Anne and I spent this a.m. harvesting most of it.  So, it's good, fresh and nutritious!  Also, if we have some thing listed and you don't see it when you stop by, feel free to give me a call.  We think vine ripened is best. 

The goal is to keep the stand open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 ish to dark through the end of October.  (Unless we sell out, then we'll take the signs down and close 'er up.) But if the nights cool down to into the low 30's, it will slow or stop veggie production.  Can't complain, though, it has been a magnificent late summer!  Make it a great day! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Harvest Jubilee Comments

Wow!  We had a great time visiting with everyone who stopped by!  If you participated in Harvest Jubilee, thank you for supporting local farms and agriculture! 

Our produce stand was sold out (I think we had over 300 lbs of food on sale!)  Sold out ... until this weekend, Sept 30.  The rain is supposed to ease up toward the end of the week ... we hope!  LOL  There will be spuds (Red and white), kale, beets, carrots, cucumbers, spaghetti squash, swiss chard, and odds and ends of a few types of squash and anything else that's ready. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Produce Stand Open - Saturdays Only or by Custom Order

Hi there - Wow!  We are being overwhelmed by the produce ... finally!  Just wanted to let you know that we will stock the stand on Saturdays.  So, if you are planning a visit to the produce stand on any other day ... please call ahead, 425-220-3903.  It seems that the produce lasts longer when it's in the garden.   So, we are leaving it in the ground or on the vine as long as we can.  So, if you can't make it out on a Saturday, we will put together custom orders ... and remember not everything on the list will be available all the time.  (See prior blogs for price listing.)  Make it a great day!