WATCHING OVER WINDROSE……..
This wonderful Buddha came to the farm over 10 years ago in a trade for tomato plants. He has graced the front of our house ever since. And now when over 12,000 acres have burned west of us, we like to feel that we have some extra protection going on. But we are in that time of year when we rarely both leave the farm. Someone needs to be here in case, to decide about animals, cellos and computers. We are helped by the irrigation we do, but still we are vulnerable So the first rains mean even more to the California farmer.
WHAT IS OUR BEST THIS WEEK – Italian Large Leaf Basil, Torpedo Onions, Large Leeks and wonderful apples !!
EVENTS – TOMATO FESTIVAL AND DINNER, SEPT. 24TH & 25TH. Come join us for a great weekend of farm fresh produce. And even camping under the apple trees. See FARMsteadED site to get tickets.
Currently at the farmstand….
Cost per Unit
|Apples||Gala||Small size, perfect for carmel apples||2-3$||lb.|
|Apples||Melrose||From Ohio – a wonderful tart dessert and cooking apple.||2/3$||lb.|
|Apples||Mutsu||Solid green — one of the best all-purpose.||2/3$||lb.|
|Apples||New Jersey / Strawberry Parfait||Early, eating , sauce or juice. Very complex flavor – tart with floral tones, softer Mac type texture sometimes. Amazing!||$4.00||lb.|
|Greens – loose||Arugula||Both baby and a bit heavier – from a naturalized area – yum!||$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.|
|Onions||Torpedo / Lunga di Firenze||Best grilling, salsa onine in the world!||$3.00||lb.|
|Leeks||Baby French style||Slender baby leeks with extra white, wonderful||$8.00||lb.|
|Potatoes||Mixed varieties||yellows, blues, white and pink!!!||$3.00||lb.|
|Nursery herbs||Mints and scented geraniums||Larger pots of beautiful strong plants||$6.00||6″ pots|
|Nursery vegetables and greens||Lettuces, basil, tomatoes !||Plenty of time for that garden !||$3.00||Pots and 6 packs|
OTHER PRODUCTS AT THE FARMSTAND
|GRASS FED BEEF||Templeton Hills Beef||back in June!||$10.00||lb.|
|EGGS||Free range – orange yolks !!!||So good !||$5.00||doz.|
|ORANGE MARMALADE||TENDER FORK – Orange Marmalade from Negranti Valencias !||Elegant marmalade to use with cheese and ice cream or just on toast||6-8$||jar|
|OLIVE OIL||GROVES ON 41 – Lemon, rosemary, garlic, basil and straight Spanish Arbequina||Beautiful flavored oils, lovely packaging, grown just a few miles away.||$8-12.00||bottle|
|VINEGARS||CHAPARAL GARDENS Blackberry Balsamic, Mission Fig, Plum-Basil, Tuscan Melody Balsamic, Head Ancho, Champagne Mimosa, Kaffir Lime, Raspberry Balsamic, Pacific Spice||Wonderful blends to use with all your winter salads and greens !!||$12-$15||bottle|
|POPSICLES||BELLA POPS !!!!!Strawberry basil and lemonades !!!||Great way to cool off on a hot summer day! Made in small batches locally in San Luis Obispo||$3.00||pop|
|CULINARY HONEY||THERABEE – Wild Flower, Sea Salt, Smoked Tomato Thai Chili, Chipotle Cacao, Cardamom Anise, Ginger Hibiscus, Cinnamon Vanilla, Lavender Vanilla, Walnuts in Cinnamon Vanilla||Wonderful culinary honeys to use with cheese !! SOME OF LAST IN THE COUNTY !||$16.00||each|
|SOAPS||BEST DOG SOAP IN THE WORLD !!! Lavender- Spearmint and Eucalyptus/ Spearmint / Teatree oil||Leaves your dog smelling great and helps get rid of fleas||$6.00||bar|
|JAMS AND MUSTARDS||WINE DIVA – Chardonnay rosemary, strawberry, nectarine butter, rosemary mustard||Delicious jams made locally||$6.00||jar|