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Indian Summer


After all the cold and wet in the last few weeks it is lovely to feel the sun on my back as I pick. The late garden things are also loving it.
We are working at cleaning up the last of the melon and squash harvest. We have a huge watermelon that weighs 82 lbs. Melvin is planning to cut it at his wedding today. Will it be ripe?
The Market page of the website is ready for orders and the stand is full of autumn abundance. If you need food I hope to see you. Daniel

No spray pears and apples


If you want to can pears this is the week to do it as the late pears are ready. Also we have lots of apples. If you are looking for homegrown fruit with no spray on it we are the place to come.
We did not get frost yet so there is still peppers, beans etc. The fall things such as celery and leeks are in season.
It is time to seed your fall cover crops in the garden. It leaves me with a nice feeling as I put sections of the farm to bed for the winter. Daniel

Onions and Squash


Hello, The market page at martinsfarmstand is open for orders. The selection is rapidly shifting from summer things to fall crops. The storage onions are dry now and we plan to be hauling large amounts squash in from the fields this week. I am digging the sweet potatoes also. We will have pepers, basil, beans etc for a few days yet even if it gives frost as I plan to fill the cooler with extra today.
We plan to have the stand open this fall untill sometime in mid November. The website system will remain open throughout the winter as long as we have any thing left in storage to sell. Daniel

Onions and Squash


Hello, The market page at martinsfarmstand is open for orders. The selection is rapidly shifting from summer things to fall crops. The storage onions are dry now and we plan to be hauling large amounts squash in from the fields this week. I am digging the sweet potatoes also. We will have pepers, basil, beans etc for a few days yet even if it gives frost as I plan to fill the cooler with extra today.
We plan to have the stand open this fall untill sometime in mid November. The website system will remain open throughout the winter as long as we have any thing left in storage to sell. Daniel

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It is cold and wet outside this morning. I am avoiding picking the things that get me soaked for a few minutes this morning.
We have a large selection of produce for you. My little Peter came in from his garden with an 11 lb rutabaga from in his garden. It is about a foot across. He wants to sell it.
I have started picking some of the earliest kinds of winter squash. They are slow to mature as they had a slow start in June- wait till late september for getting your winter’s supply (if you want the best selection.)
The storage onions were slow to dry this year so they are still in various barns and the greenhouse. They will be ready to purchase by next week. There are lots of nice onions- enough for everybody.
We have a few chickens this week. We will keep doing more of them in the coming weeks as they get big enough. Daniel

Green soybeans are ready.


The green soybeans (edamame) are ready. We put them in boiling salt water for a few minutes untill they pop out of their shells when squeezed. When cool enough we pop them right into our mouth. Yum
I have way to many Alisa Craig sweet onions. We have a sale on them at $20 for a heaping bushel. (40 cents per lb) They will not store real long. Use them in your salsa, or break out the recipe for onion relish etc. You can also chop and freeze them for cooking. We have plenty of canning tomatoes now. We picked the first cantalopes today. I just had a piece and it was delicious. I will list the cantalope on the website tommorrow. The market page is open for ordering. Daniel

Yogurt by Jessica Prosper


We have another new vender! Check out Jessica prosper’s homemade yogurt. She has a little dairy in North Lawerance (9 cows currently) and is also licensed to sell raw milk. I was delighted to see real maple syrup as the sweetener in the maple flavered yogurt and honey in the honey almond yogurt. Mendy says it is real good. (I don’t like yogurt)
If you want pears this is the week to get them. We have lots now and then the season moves on. The same for pickling cukes- lots now but I see those brown triangler blotches starting that can knock the plants down fast. Canning tomatoes are starting. I should have them by next week. Right now we are still working through existing orders.Daniel

Yogurt by Jessica Prosper


We have another new vender! Check out Jessica prosper’s homemade yogurt. She has a little dairy in North Lawerance (9 cows currently) and is also licensed to sell raw milk. I was delighted to see real maple syrup as the sweetener in the maple flavered yogurt and honey in the honey almond yogurt. Mendy says it is real good. (I don’t like yogurt)
If you want pears this is the week to get them. We have lots now and then the season moves on. The same for pickling cukes- lots now but I see those brown triangler blotches starting that can knock the plants down fast. Canning tomatoes are starting. I should have them by next week. Right now we are still working through existing orders.Daniel

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The market page is open for ordering.
I have gardenshare gift tokens to give out. The first twenty orders will get one.

We are running low on bags. We appreciate clean grocery bags. Reuse is one good way to recycle!
There is a large amout of food at our stand. Local food in late summer is a bargin. High quality at a reasonable cost.
If you are a gardener you should be thinking about cover crops now for next years garden site. This week I plan to plant 50 lbs of daikon radish seed. The radishes put a tap root down over 2 feet. This is better than big tractors pulling subsoilers. Daniel

U-pick apples


Hello, It is summertime- the cucubers and summer squash are thinking about swamping us. There is lots of broccoli and nice lettuce and other greens. Carrots, beets the list goes on….we have lots of good food here.
My Dad is opening his orchard for u-pick this year. The price is $8.00 per 1/2 bushel. He will be open on Friday and Saturdays. It is best if you call ahead (Luke 265-0026) His farm is located at 156 Newton Road. (Same place as the sawmill is). He plans to have the cidar press ready to go on Saturdays.
The market is open. Daniel