We wrapped up the final part of our primary planting this past weekend, getting in the fall squash, watermelons, green beans and the 3rd planting of sweet corn. The recent rains and warm temperatures have crops (and weeds) sprouting quickly!
The chickens are filling our nicely, and doing an excellent job of removing insect and larvae pests while working lots of fertilizer in to their pasture area.
The outlook for apples at our leased orchard this fall looks to be a bit disappointing compared to last year. While we had great blossoms for the McIntosh, Primas, and Red Delicious, the weather conditions during bloom were not great for bee activity and as a result we didn't have good pollination and actual fruit set appears pretty light. I'm still optimistic that we should have a harvest to include with shares, but we probably won't be producing any Grandpa's Grand Applesauce this season :(
On a more exciting note, the first shares of the season will be available the week of June 22, with the first pickup day at the farm being Thursday June 25 at 10:00am
Pickup days and times are as follows:
|Flagstar Bank, Troy||Wednesday||4:00 - 5:00|
|Farm||Thursday - AM||10:00 - 11:30|
|Farm||Thursday - PM||5:00 - 6:30|
|Farm||Friday - AM||10:00 - 11:30|
|Farm||Saturday - AM||10:00 - 11:30|
I will send a separate email to shareholders confirming the day and time I have everyone signed up for.
And even more exciting....we are starting to get some early strawberries from the hoop house, I am planning on distributing as we harvest over the next 2 weeks. Watch your email for your strawberry pickup time!
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!