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All cabbage big or small, green or red is on sale at $.49 per lb

Yes we are open on Columbus day weekend (not Sunday) and yes the stand is still packed full of lots of good food. We still have tomatoes and beans. We are overstocked on red sweet peepers so that price has been dropped to the same as the green bells. ($2.50 per lb.) There is a glorious selection of all sorts of winter squash (bulk price $.65 per lb.) and lots of sweet lettuce. There is an abundance of big and smaller cabbage. All cabbage big or small, green or red is on sale at $.49 per lb. Onions carrots, rutabaga, celery, sweet potatoes and a rainbow of beets colors along with so much more.. Come and get it! Daniel

The fall spinach and cilantro has grown very nice like a seed catalogue picture.

Below is an updated product list from Martins Farmstand. Mosie Keim’s beautiful cauliflower is abundant again here at the stand and there are lots of green and yellow beans from my patch. The fall spinach and cilantro has grown very nice like a seed catalogue picture with hundreds of pounds ready for harvest both now and through October. We have an abundance of red sweet peppers- for the time being they are on sale at green peppers prices and by the half bushel box for $15. I bought 300 lbs. of certified Organic Concord grapes from over by lake Champlain. They taste really good. ( $15 per half bushel or by the quart). I am digging sweet potatoes as needed. The crop is normal. We have smaller sweet potatoes ( small does not store as long] for $15 per box 1/2 bushel. Now is the time to stock up on bags of storage onions and winter squash. Daniel

Beans, storage onions, homemade grape juice and apples

Hello everyone again. This is September and there is much good food to choose from our farms and gardens. If you are ever going to eat local food this is a good time to start. I planted a big patch of beans in late July after we returned from the trip. They have grown beautifully and are ready now. We have bulk amounts available @ $15 per 1/2 bushel. We also have about 50 boxes of canner tomatoes for today and lots of peppers and cabbage. The fruit set on my Dad’s apples was fairly light this spring (they usually set too many). What did set grew big and nice. The dry weather in June kept the scab away. We have a big crop of very nice organic apples. They are available now and we will store them with the plan to have them at the stand into the winter as supplies last. The storage onions are dry and ready to go. As we have time we will be bagging them to sell. You can also fill your own bag/box from the display at bag prices 25lbs for $18.75 or 75 cents per lb. I have not dug any sweet potatoes yet however I plan to dig some today so they can be at the stand. We picked all the grapes yesterday and I am making juice out of them this morning. There is way too much juice for us to use as a family so this will be for sale at the stand. We are packing this as it comes out of the steamer without adding any sweetener. For drinking juice you can sweeten it if you wish and dilute with water to taste. At some point I plan to also make some into jelly for the stand. Daniel.

Sweet tender lettuce and homegrown grapes

This is September and the farmstand is full of the late summer/early fall bounty. We are overstocked on lettuce at the moment as two plantings are ready at once. Today we are offering one free head of lettuce to each person that comes out. (as supplies last) The watermelons are also very plentiful and on sale. Our grapes vines have yielded nicely this year. We are picking them as needed for the stand. (also u-pick) There are various kinds to chose from. (All seeded slip skin juice type). Canning tomatoes are abundant. Sooner is better than later to get your canning tomatoes as the season goes by quicker than one may think. We encourage our customers to cut a free bouquet of flowers (u-cut) to enjoy as well as take a bouquet to a person whose spirits could use n uplift. Daniel

Open Labor day Weekend

Yes the farm stand is open this weekend. The farm stand is open Monday- Saturday from 10 am to 6 Pm. We are always closed on Sundays. Summer hours are planned to continue till Thanksgiving time. This time of the year the selection of local homegrown produce is at its full glory. Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and so much more. Onion harvest is about 3/4ths of the way done. There are still several kinds with green tops that need to mature a bit more. The crop looks to be about normal in both quality and volume. Get your storage onions Mid September- October. Fall raspberries are ripening. Let me know if you wish to u-pick. Also the grapes are almost ripe. I would prefer to sell at least some of them u-pick also. Daniel

Weblog Entry Do not let California feed New York

We have an abundance of really good watermelon and cantaloupe right now and too many nice tomatoes. There are a lot of good number one tomatoes that are going into canners today just because there are so many. No need to order ahead on canners, just come and get them! Beans are abundant now. We also have lots of lettuces and a long row of spinach that is ready to cut and so much more. Do not let California feed New York in the summer. Please support your local farmers. We need you and the time may come that you need us. Did you know that seeded watermelons have a much better flavor (most of the time) than seedless melons? Did you know that we have soils and a climate at spots here in northern New York that can grow a very good watermelon? We have watermelons here today that I am very happy with. They are not just good. They are excellent and we guarantee them to be so. Daniel

Sweet Carrots, beans and lots of tomatoes

The carrots are getting big and nice. There are hundreds of beautiful red ripe tomatoes and peppers including sweet bells and hot peppers of assorted kinds by the of peck bushel or lb. The garden has given lots red and golden beets. This is the peak of bean season. On Thursday and Friday we picked about 40 bushels from our patch which feels like too many beans. Come and get a box full of some of this bounty if you wish. We are coming in the prime part of melon season. Our melons (and all our produce for that matter) is guaranteed to be good. If you ever get a melon of other product that is not satisfactory throw it out and tell us about it. You have the choice of getting another similar melon or other produce of similar value or your money back. I normally do not wish to have the disappointing product back unless it is something strange that you judge we should see in finding out what went wrong. On onions we have an abundance of sweet onions now. Most of the onions are taking there time in maturing and are still not even ready to be pulled yet with lots of strong greens tops on them. It is at least a few weeks yet before the storage onions will be dry and ready to go. Daniel

Tomatoes, peaches, corn and watermelon

Tomatoes, PA peaches, big cabbages, small cabbages, watermelons, cantaloupe, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, onions, celery, scallions, lettuce and so much more. There is so much good food here at the Farmstand. Come and get it. We have boxes of many things available today for canning or freezing such as broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, peaches, and onions. August and September is a good time to be preparing for good eating in the winter. Daniel

Lots of beans, pickles and sweet corn

This morning the farm stand is so full of good local food that it is work of art to fit all the choices in the the space available in the display cooler. We picked over 300 lbs of green and yellow beans yesterday and there is lots of corn for today. (available by the bagful for freezing or as little as one ear). The first seeded watermelons are ready. The one we cut open last evening was gloriously good- perfect in texture, flavor, color and sweetness. Did you know that (in general) seeded watermelon have much better flavor than seedless choices do? Come and get this good food- get it now because even though it can seem that summertime will continue for a long time in reality time and the seasons move on quickly.

New crop honey and fresh homemade sauerkraut

Peter extracted about 2500 lbs (over 200 gallons) of honey this summer already which is a record for us. (Dads bees gave an additional 1,000 lbs) The basswood trees only give honey once in while and this was the year! When Basswood does give honey they give a large amount of really white honey with a lovely gentle fruity taste. It is some of the best one can ever taste. This honey is available to purchase at the stand. We also have bulk honey in buckets with honey valves on them and can fill your jars for you. Bulk honey in your container is $6 per lb. Full cases of 12 quarts or more are also priced at $6 per lb plus $1 for each jar. I just opened up a crock of fresh sauerkraut. This batch is mild and delicious. This is available for purchase at the stand.

We are picking the first of the field tomatoes and lots of beans, lettuce, cucumbers, sweet onions, beets, cantaloupe and so much more. Come and get your portion of this bounty. Daniel