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Update & Share: 10/8/19

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Today’s share will include: peppers, broccoli or napa cabbage, purple majesty potatoes, parsnips, lettuce, radishes, choice of arugula or mustard greens, acorn squash, garlic, cauliflower, herb choice and warted gourds.

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Update & Share: 10/1/19

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Today’s share will include: lettuce, peppers, choice of kale or chard, green beans, rainbow carrots, choice of broccoli raab or arugula, broccoli or cabbage, gold potatoes, squash, scallions and an herb choice.

Update & Share: 9/24/19

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Today’s share will include: beans, peppers, potatoes, beets, choice of kale or collards, red onions, choice of argula or broccoli raab, butternut squash and a choice of an herb.

From Ginger of Treelicious Farms:

This week we are sending a pint of mixed green gage and empress purple plums along with boxes of Macintosh and gala apples to each site. The pints are already packed for each full share. For the apples, we will ask each member to select for their share from the boxes of apples delivered 2lbs of gala apples and 2lbs of Macintosh – for a total of 4lbs per share. Each location will receive boxes of apples labeled with the variety and sufficient apples to provide each member with the apples and likely some extra to be enjoyed by the members. We are packing this way for this week only due to a family funeral today. We will resume packing individual shares next week. We thank you for your understanding.

This Saturday at the Orchard we are hosting a Harvest Festival at our Farm including vendors picking and live music. We are just starting to pick our Macoun apples. Saturday evening we are hosting a Farm to Table Dinner from 5pm to 8pm. Please join us for a day in the country. The Apple crop is spectacular this year – large apples and deep color.

Update & Share: 9/3/19

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Today’s share will include: beets, kale, tomatoes, red skin potatoes, red onions, sweet corn, choice of cucumber or zucchini, and beans.

 

From Ginger of Treelicious Orchards:

We have packed our peaches, apples and plums for this week. I like the mixture and color of the fruits in a fruit bowl. The share includes a pint of green gage plums – sweet green plum the size of a sugar plum and just as sweet, and then a bag of almost 4 lbs of yellow peaches and our first gala apples. Gala is the first hard sweet apple of the season. The plums are $5/pint and these apples and peaches are $3/lb. I added either a nectarine or white peach to each bag too….enjoy the delicious tastes of late summer fruit.

At the orchard we are starting to pick the first honey crisp apples and Asian pears along with the galas and yellow peaches. Please visit us for pick your own at the farm! We are hosting a harvest festival on Saturday, September 27th including food, apple picking, live music and craft vendors. Our annual Apple Festival is slated for Sunday , October 13th. Please visit us for a day in the country on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 to 5 or for an event at the farm. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for families to visit a real farm operated by our family.

One note – many thanks to those who participated in the bulk peach opportunity – we will have plenty of peaches through next week. Please let me know if you need bulk peaches for jam, freezing, eating, etc.

Looking forward to next week, I will include peaches in the share next week too along with apples. Overall our Bosc pear crop is smaller compared to last year – this is the off year in the biennial world of pears. Asian pears will arrive soon in the share as well as Bartlett pears….just not as many Bosc pears this year.

Update & Share: 8/6/19

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Today’s share will include: beans, leeks, potatoes, peppers, kale, eggplant, red cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, melon, cucumber and a choice of cherry tomatoes or ground cherries.  Hot peppers and tomatillos will be available as extras.

For fruit members, here is Ginger’s latest: tonight we will be packing a pint of doughnut peaches, a pint of shirt yellow plums- both yummy and $5 each at market and then 6 large jersey Mac apples. These are just great, harder than Lodi, not too tart and the first apple I recommend for general eating and baking ($6). Enjoy!  Many more apples to come in the apple harvest, we will return to yellow peaches next week.