Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Romney Farmer's Market and Sidewalk Sale, June 23rd

Sorry it has been so long since the last post. We were extremely busy getting everything planted in May. Which out us behind on mowing, which put us behind on ........... everything else! Many thousands of tomatoes and peppers were planted this year. We are chronically short of rainfall in June but everything seems to be growing acceptably, including the weeds of course. A late frost pretty much destroyed the cherry, peach, and early apple crops in our area. Mid season and late season apples seem to have survived. There was just no way the blossoms could withstand temperatures in the low 20's.
We were notified this week by the Hampshire County Chamber of Commerce that there would be a sidewalk sale in downtown Romney this weekend. So this seems to be a good weekend for our first set up at the Romney Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. We'll have young tender green and yellow summer squash and with any luck a few Early Girl tomatoes. We may have a few sweet peppers and some spinach also. We're a few weeks away from beginning the blackberry and raspberry harvest however. We'll also have honey and beeswax products for sale. We won't be cutting salad mix this year for the market. We found that with a hot summer market day there was just too much wilt and waste. We refuse to spray tender crops such as lettuce/salad greens with chemicals or fungicides to retard the wilting as the grocery store does. That's just not wise or healthy. So we'll just continue selling salad mix and other greens from the farm or with deliveries. Hope to see you at the market. Feel free to place an advance order and we'll have it ready for you to pickup at the market. Hope to see you there!

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