HERE IS BONNIE, THE HOUND !!!
She just turned six months and is now our official Santa Monica Market Truck Dog.
She does quite well and gets some walks from friends and lots of treats. I am sure it’s not as much fun as chasing ground squirrels, rabbits and besting Bill in her races around the farm, but she seem to take it as a real part of her job. For my part of the learning curve, this is like a new driver being given a Maserati for her first car !!! Nothing will be the same.
We seem to be having March in April ! Looking out the office doors, I see an overcast sky with big fat clouds. There is a rumor of showers tomorrow afternoon. The crew planted the first set of tomatoes on Wednesday, so this is actually perfect. Now for six weeks of mystery time. Having had a June 7th hard freeze in the county, we put them at the high end of the field. Everything else should be ready in about three weeks, rest of the tomatoes and all the peppers.
We are short on all Asian greens for a couple weeks, but hoping the next set is hasppy :) Carrots and beets to continue. Parisians coming on soon.
The guys were thinnning the Santa Rosa plums yesterday- so fruit looks good so far.
No garlic scapes showing on our farm but should be one to two weeks out. One of our dearest friends, who is a true homesteader, has scapes on her place which is 10 degrees warmer. So we will just check every day.
With the warmer nights, we are starting to get requests for camping. It is $20 a night per camp site in the apple orchard. Just give us a heads up when you would like to come !
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
Cost per Unit
|Carrots!!||4 kinds – Shin Kuroda/orange, Atomic Red, Yellow Chablis and Paris Market round||Sweet tender and beautiufl colors||$2.00||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.|
|New greens||See above for wonderful new stuff!!!||Chards, endive,kales, nettles, arugula||$2.00||bunch|
|Spinach||Wonderful tender leaves!||Great in salad!||$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.|
|Garlic||Green||Petite size, perfect for using whole on a plate, sweet flavor!||$6||lb.|
|Secret Garden Tea Blends||Garden blend, rooty soother, daily detox, tipsy snowball and stomach soother||Tea blends made at an organic tea shop in San Luis, a great way to start or end your day!||$9.00||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|
|Olive Oil||Olive U||Mission blend||$8.00||bottle|
|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|
|Nursery herbs||Rosemary, chocolate mint, cilantro, 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.||45 varieties !!!||$3.00||3″ pots|
~~~We also ask that you do not bring any dogs to the farm as we have plenty here already!~~~