TOMATO FUTURES – PICTURE OF A MYSTERY TOMATO FIRST FOUND GROWING IN A POT OF CILANTRO !!
We have tasted the first fruit off a beautiful mystery tomato plant that volunteered in one of the greenhouses. Brooke Hoehne, a farmstay friend, and I transplanted it to a 10 gallon pot and off it went !!! We learn alot of new information by looking closely at the volunteers growing on the farm. These plants ,( including weeds !) tell us about natural growing seasons, appropriate plant families and condition of the soil. Great books about what weeds can teach us about our soil and how to use them for fertilizers and how to rebalance to lower the weed pressure.
This voluteer tomato is telling us that with the changes of temperature to warmer springs we can actually get a small but good tasting crop of tomatoes in our greenhouses come next year. We will start by putting 1-2 houses into late tomatoes this week. We still have over a thousand baby tomato plants and are thrilled to find a place for some more!!!
REMINDER – please call ahead for tickets for Garlic and Tomato dinners.
POTATOES – doing a gradual dig as some varieties are still growing while other are shutting down and starting to cure. So more Island Sunshine for this week.
FRUIT IS IN!! – baby sweet apricots, plums, yellow peaches, Godlen Dorsett and Anna apples !! and it is still June. We had to change the harvest dates on our Producer’s Certificate to match this harvest starting 6 weeks earlier …..
GREENS UPDATE – Yes, we have killer purslane this week and also a little patch of lovely nettles growing under an oak tree -for harvest this coming week. Asians are done for the moment. The other mixes of kales and chicory are good and spigariello continues.
FLOWERS / HERBS – mustard, arugula, and radish are done, and awwting for the oregano to really kick up. Some lavender this week. Mints are doing well- loving the extra attention!!!
Make our on-farm stand part of your weekly shopping! Call the store at 239-3757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and we can have it ready for pick up when you arrive! We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Click here for directions
|Type||Varieties||Description||Cost per Unit||Unit|
|Carrots||4 kinds- Shin Kuroda/orange, Atomic Red, Yellow Chablis and Paris Market round||This week Sc Nantes and Yellow Chablis||$2.00||bunch|
|Apples||Annas and Golden Dorset||First apples of the season!||$2.00||#|
|Peaches||Yellow||Sweet and juicy. Perfect summer treat for a hot day!||$3.00||#|
|Plums||Mystery variety||Tart skin and very sweet flesh.||$3.00||#|
|Summer Squash||Long Florentine||First variety in — a long light green, with firm texture, sweet flavor – great for grilling, saute and raw.||$1.00||lb.|
|Garlic||all varieties are in !!!!||purples and whites -19 vkinds in all||$8.00||lb.|
|Greens, Mix of kale, chard, red dandelion and chicories||Barbara’s Garden Greens #3 combines chard, kale, chicory, minutina and dandelion.||Kale plus chard, red dandelion, minutina.||$6.00||lb.|
|Herbs – perennial||Rosemary, thyme, marjoram, winter savory||They loved the rain in December||$1.00||bunch|
|Lettuces – our special babies in a box !!!||Babies in a Box||Sweet tender lettuce great for a winter salad!||$7.00||lb.|
|Peppers = dried hot peppers – mixed varieties||Mixed||Great small red and yellow dried peppers ready to crush for seasoning||$12.00||lb.|
|Tomatillos||Windrose||Sweeter than most tomatillos, turn purple as they ripen||$3.00||#|
|Nursery herbs||Rosemary, chocolate mint, oregano, yarrow, thyme and more!||Annual and perenial herbs for culinary and medicinal uses||$3.00||3″ pots|
|Nursery vegetables||Still have tomato plants and will have through May. A few pepper plants!||running low- but some new varieties||$3.00||3″ pots|
|OTHER PRODUCTS AT THE FARMSTAND|
|Alcea Rosea Goat Cheese||Templeton Gap aged goat cheese||Soft and delicious great for spinach salad or on crackers!||$10.00||pack|
|Rinconcada Dairy Cheeses||Mutton Button sheep cheese and Bishop goat cheese||$9-$10||pack|
|Meat – Templeton Hills Beef fine cuts||Templeton Hills – steaks and more special cuts||New selection in about two weeks||marked||lb.|
|Chaparrel Vinegars||Chaparral||Blackberry Balsamic, Mission Fig, Plum-Basil, Tuscan Melody Balsamic, Head Ancho, Champagne Mimosa, Kaffir Lime, Rasberry Balsamic, Pacific spice||$12-$15||bottle|
|Bella pops||Strawberry basil, double chocolate, pumpkin pie, dark chocolate banana,||Great way to cool off on a hot summer day! Made in small batches locally in San Luis Obispo||$3.00||pop|
|Honey Products- Therabee culinary honey||TheraBee||Wild Flower, Sea Salt, Smoked Tomato Thai Chili, Chipotle Cacao,Cardoman Anise, Ginger Hibiscus, Cinamon Vanilla, Lavender Vanilla, Walnuts in Cinnamon Vanilla||$16.00||each|
|Goats milk soap- Blue moon ranch||Cucumber kiwi, lemon eucaliptus, kumquat, black rasberry||Great as a small gift, leaves skin fresh and moisturized||$6.00||bar|
|Dog Soap- Happy Bubble Works||Lavender- Spearmint and Eucalyptus/ Spearmint / Teatree oil||Leaves your dog smelling great and helps get rid of fles||$6.00||bar|
|Wine Diva Jams||Chardonay rosemary, strawberry, necterine butter, rosemary mustard||Delicious jams made locally||$6.00||jar|
|Bill Jams and Sauces||Nectarine and peach jams. Tomato sauce and Shades of Hades hot sauce||Made with Windrose produce right here on the farm||$6-$8||jar|
~~~We also ask that you do not bring any dogs to the farm as we have plenty here already!~~~