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Produce

Our produce (over 50 different varieties) is grown using sustainable agriculture methods. By using crop rotation and cover crops, we:

- reduce weed growth

- control pests

- improve soil fertility

For most of our vegetables, seeds are planted directly into the ground, either by hand or using a walk-behind planter. Other plants, like tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli, are placed into the garden as transplants. Seeds are started indoors and then moved to the green house to harden off before being planted.

In the garden, we hand pull weeds and use hoes, tillers, and mulches to control them.

All of our vegetables are harvested by hand, and most are picked the day of delivery. If not, the vegetables are stored in our walk-in cooler to preserve their freshness and quality.       

To see the different varieties of produce we plant, click here.

 

POPCORN

Our gourmet popping corn is a customer favorite! We've taken four different varieties and blended them together to form a unique, colorful product.

These mixes of kernels pop into various size flakes — some large, others smaller, crisp and tender — leading to an exceptional eating experience. (One variety has a nutty flavor while another has a subtle sweet and savory flavor.)

If the regular popcorn isn't enough, we also sell caramel popcorn at our farmers' market locations. Joyce's recipe is a family favorite, and it's made with the popcorn grown on the farm. It's not available every week, so if you find it, be sure to try it!

As if you needed more reasons, check out these benefits to eating popcorn!  

- wholesome food that aids in digestion

- excellent mealtime complement: sugar-free, fat-free and low in calories — if you don't douse it in salt and butter!

- good source of carbohydrate energy and fiber

- more protein than any other cereal grain

- more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach, or roast beef

Source: National Popcorn Institute

 

SWEET CORN

We plant 4-6 different bi-colored varieties on multiple different planting dates starting in early April and ending in June. By planting this many varieties, we hope our sweet corn season will last longer, but that ultimately depends on the weather and pesky critters, like deer and raccoons!

You will want to try our sweet corn throughout the season as some of the varieties are sweeter than others. We always plant our past favorites and try some new varieties also.

Our sweet corn is fresh — usually picked the same day it's sold or picked the evening before and placed into our walk-in cooler. At higher temperatures the sugar is quickly converted to starch, so the rapid cool down protects the sugar levels that are important to the corn's flavor and quality.

Our sweet corn can be found in our CSA shares with limited quantities also available at our farm store and farmers' market locations. Call ahead for availability.

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Our produce can be purchased on farm or can be delivered by clicking here.

Travel Alert - Construction Planned Near the FarmMay 9th, 2019

If you have previously visited the farm, you probably know about or have even been across the low water crossing/slab on Staley Road near the farm. It appears the days of the low water crossing

Summer Farm CampApril 25th, 2019

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