THIS IS WHAT WE GROW WHEN IT RAINS AND FREEZES…………….
Mustard greens growing in “vine” boxes on tables in one of our hoop houses. We don’t have room to do a lot, but we’re happy with what is happening. Looking to borrow from the best of two worlds. Protection from heavy frost and rain being in a house, but some “tough love” growing in Paso.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday time. Bill tells the story about the old days in Paso, when cattle and dryland grain ruled. The Paso Mercantile would know it would be good Christmas sales for them if there had been at least 1 inch of rain by December 10th. Then the ranchers knew they coudl afford to come and buy for the family. No rain – no presents….
APPLES – Good into New Year wiih Mutsu and White Pearmain. Small box counts on Bramley, Hudson Golden Gem and Belle de Boskoop. Long on three other varieties – Jonagold, Red Gold and Gala.
WINTER SQUASH – Still good for at least another month on Butternut, Fairy, White Acorn and Spaghetti.
GREENS – growing slower now witih the rainy days that will be followed by more frost. So we’re working on the houses during our break. And Bill will be planting cover crops!
Currently at the farmstand….
Cost per Unit
|Apples||Gala||Small size, perfect for caramel apples||$3.00||lb.|
|Apples||Others: Mutsu, Red Gold, Jonagold, White Pearmain. Bramley Seedling, Hudson’s Golden Gem||A good mix of varieties for eating and wonderful baking!||$3.00||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.|
|Carrots||Shin Kuroda and Yaya long carrots and Parisian Round||Fall carrots are great to roast, shaved shaved into a salad, and also just munched!||$2.00||Bu|
|Leeks||Large King Richard||Big – with fabulous greens!||$4.00||lb.|
|Winter Squash||Mixed varieties||Butternut, White Acorn, Spaghetti, Long Island Cheese – best pies!!!||$1.00||lb.|
|Processed||Bill’s smoked tomatoes, chipotles and his Shades of Hades sauce!||Wonderful stocking stuffers for all your food-loving friends and yourself !!||$2- $8.00||each|
|Nursery herbs||Mints and scented geraniums||Larger pots of beautiful strong plants||$6.00||6″ pots|
|OTHER PRODUCTS AT THE FARMSTAND|
|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||CHAPARRAL 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|
|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|
|JAMS AND MUSTARDS||WINE DIVA – Chardonnay rosemary, strawberry, nectarine butter, rosemary mustard||Delicious jams made locally||$6.00||jar|