It is officially strawberry time here on the farm and boy are we excited. We have had a limited amount of pre-picked berries over this last week but as of yesterday the field is open to the public and the berries have really ripened up.
I had the pleasure of walking through the field on Sunday with the farmer himself and as you can see from the picture each plant has a lot of red berries and green ones for ripening later.
We always put straw out in the rows of our field to keep it clean, as you can see from the picture above.
We rode through to look at some of our current and upcoming produce to see how they were going.
The new potatoes are looking good! We will have these for sale starting Wednesday.
Next up is lettuce. It is plentiful and we will have this starting this week.
It should be about one more week on the cabbage but it sure is coming along nicely.
The onions are growing tall. We are already selling these. Right now they are sold by the bunch but once they start to get really big we will sell them by the pound.
A lot of people have never seen asparagus grow but it actually grows from the ground and you just break it off at the bottom to pick it. We have to pick it daily during its season because when the sun is out it can grow up to 7-8 inches in one day!
That’s all for now but we will keep you posted on new produce to come. Our hours have changed starting this week, we are now open Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Until my next “ride along” with my favorite farmer…..
-The Farmer’s Daughter