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Now Picking — Peaches, Apples, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Raspberries and More.

THE MOST AMAZING FAMILY came to the farm this week:  four persons in all, and each one picked 2 PECKS of vegetables.  More fiber than a freighter full of Twinkies.  Go, kids! August brings the first true sense of bounty.  … Continue reading

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New This Week — First Apples, Eggplant Sale, Pepper Picking, and a Stumphenge Mystery.

IF YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIEND SAID, “I just picked ripe apples in July,” wouldn’t you jump on your soapbox and spout your climate change harangue?  Wouldn’t you give them the business? Just this once you can give it a rest.  Come … Continue reading

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A New Raspberry Field, and the First Vegetables of the Season.

WELL, GOSH, you have all been very patient.  It is summer and the weather is primo and you are being gracious about our quiet start.  So far, no tantrums or farmer-bashing.  Good stuff is coming soon. You can find light … Continue reading

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Pear Sale, Extended Apple Sale, and November Farm Hours.

RAISE YOUR GLASS of apple spider.  Today we are subverting the dominant paradigm.  Everybody knows that we ran out of pumpkins early.  We were the dopes in that farm flop; but, now we are turning our slackjaws into smirk-o-lanterns with … Continue reading

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A Profusion of Pickable Apples, and Particulars on the Pigs Party.

THE VEGETABLES ARE PANICKING.  They know it is time for the apples to shine, and they don’t want to be left on the vine. So, they’ve been photobombing.  Just to say, “We’re still here.”  You can’t get an apple picture … Continue reading

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High Apple Season Kicks Off with Empire, Fuji, Macoun and Cortland.

BRITISH PEOPLE ARE such badasses.  They bite into scarred and scabby apples as readily as they levy taxes on overseas colonies. They festishize the pippins and russets and kernels.  A gnarly, busted up skin is believed to reveal an Old-World … Continue reading

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Save Up to 33% on U-Pick Macs, and Load up on Juicy Ripe Tomatoes.

YOU COULD SEE IT in his face, weathered and wizened.  You could hear it in his scratchy voice—this was his last broadcast.  Yes, Eggder R Furrow left the “Farm O’Clock News” last night after a year of intrepid reporting, which … Continue reading

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How to Pick an Apple, and Something Kind of Amazing.

IN A SURPRISE MOVE that rattled stakeholders, the Tomato Council declined to issue a press release with details on the tardy tomato crop. “No comment,” said Cherry Roma, VP for Heirloom Compliance.  Roma had previously gone on record saying, “You … Continue reading

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Peach Pecks, Mystery Apples, and Summer’s First Cider.

THE SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT is based on a fallacy—that farming happens slowly.  Sure, there are months of waiting for the crops, when you don’t know whether to scratch your watch or wind your butt.  Then… Bam!  You gotta lotta food … Continue reading

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A Big Eggplant Sale, a Rare Plum Batch, and a Morning Hasselhoff.

JUST LAST NIGHT around the campfire, one of us farmers was asked, “If you could have your brain implanted into someone else’s body, whose would it be?”  That farmer said without missing a beat, “David Hasselhoff.” Incredibly, the Hoff Himself … Continue reading

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