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Cucumbers galore

The online market is open for orders. Between Saturday afternoons picking and this morning it gave 40 pails of cucumbers. How many jars do you think could be filled with pickles with that big pile of cucumbers? I also have plenty of dill.

All the moisture in this last week along with a little cooler weather has made all the lettuce and spinach very nice. Red beets and summer cabbage are also at their prime. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in Him. Daniel

July 28

The online market is open for orders. The sunflowers are beautiful this morning. They would look good on a table along with a well-cooked meal. These comfortable, cooler rainy days are allowing the gardens to florish. The spinach, cilantro and such type of things are doing especially well. The sweet corn is taking a good long time to get ready. It is not ready for today but I should be starting to pick it sometime mid week. All the plantings of corn look good so there should be a steady supply for a long time. The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof… One of the best things is to just enjoy God’s goodness. Daniel

July 21

Produce, produce, lots of produce everywhere today. The online market is open for orders and there is lots of stuff at the stand. Today we have three kinds of peas ( snow, snap and hull) and lots of both yellow and green beans. The little pickler cukes are ready now. I think we will have sweet corn either late this week or early next week. Daniel

July 14

The website is open for orders. We have baby carrots, beet greens and lots of romaine lettuce right now. We picked the first summer squash and zucchini from the big outside patch. The early sweet corn has tassels and silk.

We have planted gardens and now God is giving us sunshine, rain, and warmth. We are coming into a natural period of abundance from now through fall. If you are watching prices you will find that in many cases your dollar will buy a lot more food in this time period. Eat lots of what is in season, by the time you are tired of it, it will already be fall. There is a different set of wonderful foods waiting for you then. Daniel

Half price gleaning in the strawberry field

The strawberry season is winding down. Starting tommorrow morning all the strawberry patches are open for half price ($.65 per lb)gleaning. Gleaning will last into next week some time, as long as there are any berries left to pick. We are at the stand and ready to give service from 10 AM-6 PM Mon- Sat. You can start picking before 10, It is best if it is regular stand hours when you are finished and ready to check out. Daniel

July 7

The website is open for ordering. We still have peas and all the normal late spring things. We cut the first of the early cabbage and the raspberries are starting. Carrots, beans, and new potatoes are soon ready- maybe a week or ten days yet.

There is still lots of small strawberries in the field. All the Honeyoye and Jewel patches are open for gleaning style picking this week during normal stand hours (10 AM- 6 PM). Next week these patches will be open for half price gleaning. We will have an intermitant supply of picked berries on the stand as we can get to picking them this week.

July 4th strawberry update

We will be open for berry picking starting at 7 AM tomorrow morning (July 5). This is the late part of strawberry season. I have 18 rows of Cabot berries that are larger. All the rest of the fields still have a lot of tiny gems in them. After tommorrow, the strawberry patches will be open on Monday, starting at 7 AM and Wednesday starting at 2 PM. That will be the end of formal u-pick hours and the fields will be open for gleaning style picking during regular stand hours. Daniel

Still more strawberries

We picked over 1000 LBS of strawberries today. However, it seems as if they are ripening faster than we were picking. We will be open for u-pick tomorrow (Tuesday). If you come in the 7-10 AM time window before regular stand hours you may have to ring the doorbell or look for me in the field. Daniel

June 30 peas and strawberries

The online market is open for orders. We will start picking both sugar snap and hull peas for the stand tommorow. I kind of enjoy picking peas and they are so good. I especially find myself snacking on the snap peas. We will be open for strawberry picking at 7 AM tommorrow (Monday) morning. The heat makes them ripen fast- there are a lot of berries for tomorrow. Come to help me pick them as I can not pick them all myself. This is the mid-late part of strawberry season. There are still a lot of green berries so I believe that we will be still have some strawberries for another ten days or so. Daniel.

Strawberries June 28

The next picking for strawberries at Martins is tommorrow (Saturday) morning starting at 7 AM. This is the mid late part of the strawberry season. There is a lot of berries but the size is dropping off. Next weeks schedule is Monday starting 7 AM, Wednesday starting 2 PM, and Saturday starting at 7 AM. Daniel