THREE LITTLE MAIDS FROM SCHOOL ARE WE !!!
Bonnie and Clyde are closely watching over their three little goslings. Bill has built a safe pen for all of them that gives them exercise space, plenty of food and their own wading pool. So they already have their routines for the day, which includes plenty of spa time. And yes, Clyde is participating in raising and protecting the little ones.
VISIT FROM THE CRESTON GARDEN CLUB –
Yesterday afternoon we hosted the Creston Garden Club. They came for lunch, meeting and a short farm tour. Touring the farm with a group like this is always rewarding for the great questions that gardeners ask. Everything from potting mix to developing our native bees for pollination. Makes it fun for me as well.
While walkingabout, I reminded them of our Garlic Dinner August 1st and Tomato Walk Weekend September 19th and 20th. Information for the events and how to sign up will be on the website by the first week in June.
IN THE FIELDS –
Good news – potatoes and fresh sweet garlic heads are almost here – looking at three weeks at the longest.
Fruit news – stone fruit will be in but probably not until end of June. Guys are going back in and working on more apple thinning now.
Beet news – those crazy yellow beets are still on! Fun to have people guess what they are in a mixed roast. Jeremy Fox / Rustic Canyon has been doing the most beautiful dishes with them. I believe there are some wonderful pics on his Twitter.
Not so good news- basically out of spinach and arugula for a few weeks. Will be able to do some orders this week and then done until next set.
“Soon to be” good news – in honor of the coming bug season, we have ordered a good amount of speckled lettuce seed. We are doing probably 5 different ones – from romaine to butter – will be fun to see how nice a mix this will be.
Make our on-farm stand part of your weekly shopping! Call the store at 239-3757 or e-mail email@example.com 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|
|Beets !!||Cylindra red and yellow. Best greens in the world on the yellow beets !!!||Do not even boil / steam the red beets- Just scrub, slice into rounds and into the pan..||$3.00||bunch|
|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.|
|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.||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|
|Meat – Templeton Hills Beef fine cuts||Templeton Hills – steaks and more special cuts||Local grass fed beef||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!~~~