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99¢ U-Pick Peaches, $3 Lavish Lillies, and a $4 Pesto Power Pack.

DEAR FARMKETEERS:  The Golden Rule has been stated so many different ways.  In farm country, we say, “Do unto peaches as you would have people do unto you.”  That means treat every peach with dignity—even the humble, early specimens that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Crazy Early Apples to Pick, and a Review of the Babies’ Progress.

NEVER THOUGHT WE’D SAY THIS, but Zorro had the right idea. Dug himself a hole to expose the cool soil, and hunkered beneath the orchard office. Poor guy is built for cooler climes, high up in Basque country, bred to … Continue reading

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