FIRST FINGERS OF FALL……..
When we last checked the long range forcast I totally fixated on the warmer temperatures predicted for October and November. That is good news for a late frost and longer growing season for th end of summer.
But driving around Tuesday, I could see ash trees already looking like they had leaves turning color. At the very least this is brought on by the drought. And such wounderful cooler days and breezes that feel like September and October. The hot spell we were expecting is not really here !!
But if we stay like this , there will be a lot of really happy plants. Already herbs and greens are smiling alot more…..
APPLES – this is a much smaller harvest this year, but some are simply the best we have ever had ! It is so crazy to see also how different they look from any other year.
Prune plums in a couple weeks
Tomatillos will continue until first frost, we are still in first set with huge beauties coming on soon. in the next two sets. Fun “managing” one of “God’s gifts” to the farm.
TOMATOES – CHERRIES in , which means slicers starting to color. And then time to fire up the smoker.
GREENS – starting to plant out and adding lettuce back in the field mix.
PEPPERS – they do exist and shishitos starting , nardellos full but not red. Last year first harvest was 8/16 so we are going to be close to that.
TOMATO WEEKEND – coming soon and it will be wonderful! Bill has built a giant standing brazier that will have its first run .. Just that is worth the trip. Bg enough for one of his hoggetts or a whole pig hanging. Yes, we will do pictures
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|
|Apples||Jonagold, pink pearl, belle de booskop, Windrose Gold, Mutsu||Big and beautiful!||$2.00||#|
|Peaches||Yellow & white||Sweet and juicy. Perfect summer treat for a hot day! Great heirloom varieties||$3.00||#|
|Summer Squash||Long Florentine, Biance di Trieste and costata romanesco||First variety in — a long light green, with firm texture, sweet flavor – great for grilling, saute and raw.||$1.00||lb.|
|Garlic||last couple weeks – so load up!!||purples and whites -10 kinds 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|
|Peppers = dried hot peppers – mixed varieties||Mixed||Great small red and yellow dried peppers ready to crush for seasoning||$12.00||lb.|
|Potatoes||All-Blue||deep color, roast, salad, hash browns||2-3$||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||tomatoes still for late greenhouse planting , fall greens are on the way!!||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|
|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!~~~