Friday, June 27, 2008

First Summer Squash

Hi everyone. We'll have our first yellow and green summer squash at the Romney Farmers Market tomorrow. And as usual we'll have a ton of them again this year. Any size, from baby to large, we have it. Just let us know your requirements. New honey also, and some bush cherries. Tomatoes are coming along so it won't be long, there is an unbelievable amount of tomato blossom this year. One exciting development this week is that we picked several handfuls of blueberries this week. We should have our first marketable blueberry yield next year. Picked a few raspberries too, so perhaps at next week's market we'll have some. Its gotten dry so we could use some rain showers. Lots of eggs, and other items also. See you at the market.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Harvesting Food And Knowledge -

Real good article in today's Washington Post about successful community gardens.
You can go to it Here

Friday, June 20, 2008

Update - June 21, 2008 Market

We had out first honey harvest of 2008. The honey as exceptional, very light in color, almost clear. Every bit as nice as tupelo honey. We provided small honey bears to the Farm Credit organization which they used for a Capital Hill presentation on Wednesday. We were told they were a big hit at the meeting. We had chicken processed this week. If you had an existing order, we can bring them to the farmers market for you if you are going there. Otherwise, we'll make other arrangements. We have green tomatoes on the vines and all of the tomatoes are in blossom so they will be at the market in short order. Lots of articles on the web about the current tomato scare. Looks like they are mostly from Mexico. The water is contaminated there, so its no real surprise. All of these stories verify what we have been saying for a decade. You must know the source of everything you consume, and how it was produced. These stories will come up in the media over and over again. Hope to see you at the farmers market. I've recently been reading some books by Jon Katz. See his web site at His border collie Rose looks just like our Zoey.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Romney Farmers Market - June 14th

Hello everyone, I was remiss in not getting a blog post out last week. Sorry. We had a great market day last week as the weather was good. Tomorrow looking good as well. Very very busy times on the farm. We have strawberries in, and perhaps a few sweet cherries. Tomatoes and squash are in blossom. Blackberry blossom this year is the best ever. Our bees are doing a great job also. Salad greens and swiss chard are plentiful. Spinach is done for the spring, just too hot now, perhaps more in the fall. We'll have our other normal products for this time of the season, ex eggs, honey, etc. A batch of chickens will be processed on Tuesday. If you have an advanced order in place, we'll make plans for pickup or drop off, anytime after mid week. Hope to see you at the market. Just point to the Hampshire review has been providing good ongoing coverage also.