Peaches, Ginger Gold Apples, Frozen Tart Cherries

Well, almost missed this one!  My world is spinning tooooo fast–

Anyone interested in Utah Peaches, Ginger Gold Apples, or Frozen Tart Cherries, send me a text 431-1219-  BY FRIDAY, August 18th, at 5:00 p.m.  They can be picked up at The Farm on Friday, August 25th (next week).  Pay at Pick Up–

Here’s the deal:  Peaches- 32+# box–$35; Ginger Gold Apples- 38# box–$35; Frozen Tart Cherries with Sugar- 30# tub–$40

If interested in splitting a box, let me know.  If interested in buying 10# let me know.  

 

Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife

This week at Lloyd Craft Farms

rainbowWe are preparing to pick lots of tomatoes–for sale in bulk (10#, 20#, 40#), for the Shares, for the Store!  Tomatoes in The Store, if we have enough, will be the Yellow Cherry/Grape Tomato Mix in Pints, Heirloom Saladette Mixes (when they are ready–Black Prince, Red and Green Zebra), and the Heirloom Beefy Mixes (when they are ready–Carbon, German Johnson, Pink Berkely Tie Dye).  If you want  to buy tomatoes in bulk, place an order by email or text (craftterri@rtconnect.net or 431-1219)….check out the prices at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com/ Canner’s Share.  (Canner’s Share isn’t a Canner’s Share prepaid ahead, but the Canner’s part of the garden…)

The Store this week will NOT have apples, peaches, pears, or plums….we are waiting for the UTAH FRUIT!  But we will have Pineapple, more Idaho Blueberries, Organic Avocados, Organic Bananas, Organic Lemons, Limes, Organic Seedless Red Grapes…more of our own Salanova Mix and the Taylor Farms Baby Spinach…extra cabbages and onions and potatoes, maybe some broccoli (if not enough for the Shares) and broccolini, Shoshito peppers…Organic Cilantro and our own herbs, garlic, turmeric, and ginger root–I’m also stocking a bottled drink called Love Beets:  Regular and with Ginger.  (A good drink for those that don’t have time to juice their own–like ‘yours truly’!  A good drink to balance the gut and hydrate when all that water does is make you run to the Ladie’s Room.)

Diamond S Delights will be here, as usual, with their great raw milk products–  Ask Kris about Switzerland and her trip to see the best of the best in world class cheeses!

Shares this week are varied but will have more cucumbers (especially Heirloom Lemons!), Potatoes and Onions, small heads of Red Cabbage for salads and slaws, variety of tomatoes…hoping for some peppers other than the Antohi Romanian Frying Pepper or Hot Peppers–peppers have been delayed due to wind stress when we set them out in May–remember that microburst??  We have more cabbage ready–a savoy called Alcosa that is great cooked!  And may find time, between picking tomatoes, to shred some more of the early green cabbage.  This time we will go with a 1# bag–2# is a lot of cabbage…My family loved the convenient of coleslaw using the shredded stuff!

Sorry to announce:  No corn this year–AGAIN!  (I’m looking around for a good deal on some corn to buy with part of your share money–).  Watermelons are not ready yet, nor the cantaloupe…every spring brings its own maturity agenda…this year seems a little delayed…like the barley.  Carrots and beets should be sized up in the next couple of weeks.  Celery is doing well, as is the Celeriac.  Stay tuned!

The Farmer’s Wife 

CSA update–starting week 7

This last week we had lots of great veggies in the Shares for the 4 different Groups:  3# bags of Satina or Dark Norland Potatoes, Candy or Sierra Blanca or Ailsa Craig Jumbo Fresh Onions, Lemon and Harmonie Cucumbers, Heirloom and Slicing and Cherry Tomatoes, Tendersweet Cabbage, Broccolini Spears, Broccoli, bagged Salanova Lettuce (heads with salad sized summer squash and a tomato and a small head of red cabbage or 6.4 oz of mixed leaves), Hot Pepper Pack…We continue to rotate the shares so everyone will at some point have a piece of the garden!

New items being introduced this week are Red Beets, Yum Yum Snack Peppers, Shoshito Peppers, Red Candy Onions, and Sultan cucumbers…More of the Satina Potatoes, Broccoli, and Lemon cucumbers.

Don’t miss out on adding Idaho Blueberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Pineapple, Apples, Oranges, Avocados, Mangoes, Eggplant, Ginger, Garlic, Baby Spinach, Bagged Salanova, Mushrooms, and More from The Store on Thursday.  Also, Diamond S Delights continues to treat us to those wonderful raw milk products–mozzarella is exceptional, plain yogurt is a great addition to your daily smoothies.

Eat good food for good health!  See you Thursday at The Farm for Pick Up–Leap-Frog’s C1 this week!  Deliveries as usual to Manderson, Basin, Greybull, Shell, Lovell, Thermopolis, Shoshoni, Casper, and Worland.

And, oh yes…We are now taking orders for canning Tomatoes–sold in 10#, 20#, and 40# units.  Check out the prices at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com, Canner’s Share tab.  (This is the Canner’s Share of the garden, no membership required to buy bulk!)  Shoot me an email to order:  craftterri@rtconnect.net, or text to 431-1219.

Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife

It is FINISHED! The Gothic High Tunnel–thank you NRCS for the grant!

High Tunnel Crew

It is finished!  The new Gothic High Tunnel…and the Arcadia and Olympia Broccoli plants are ready to be set out in six neat little beds inside.  The million dollar question is can we harvest Broccoli in November?  Stay tuned and find out—

Thank you to our crew who helped with this Project:  First–Erica, Lloyd, and Jared (not pictured) did most of the construction–putting up the frame, end panels, and drop down sides.  Thursday it was Taylor, Chelsea, Kaleb (not pictured), Liz, and myself (not pictured) who helped with the rope work in getting the cover over the top pitch and held it in place, even though a little wind was testing our strength.  Lloyd and Liz installed the wiggle wire, and Kaleb ran the loader to get them to the 12 foot height needed!  Putting the top cover on was about a 4 hour project!

High tunnel construction

PICKLERS–Ready Right NOW– Friday

harmonie cucumbers

We picked the Harmonies this morning, a great European Pickler/ Snack Cucumber–  I ended up with 1 Extra 13# bag of medium sized cucumbers (perfect for Dills or Bread and Butter’s)…I’d love to find a home for them–$22 if you take them tonight.  Will throw in some dill–ready sooner than the cucumbers, but still works for making dills.

Call or Text 431-1219 and pick them up here–1049 Washakie Ten, Worland.  They can be put on ice in an ice chest overnight and will be ready to can Saturday morning.  My favorite recipe is on our website–Farm Journal Cookbook, Sweet Dills–

If you would like to order some picklers for later, send me an email or text.  I have more available next Friday–I usually harvest 3 batches each time.  Cost is $25 for 13#–

Thanks, The Farmer’s Wife

Thursday Pick UP at THE FARM– 4-6 p.m.

This week Groups C12 and C1–Shares are finished and nearly ready to go!  This week expect 2# bag of thinly sliced Cabbage (sauerkraut, coleslaw, cabbage burgers…), 3/4# bag of Broccoli Florets, 2 Tasty Jade Cucumbers, a beautiful white Sierra Blanca onion, Hot Pepper Pack (Paprika, Hot Wax, Jalapeno, and a red and a purple Aurora Hot Pepper), and the first of the Tomatoes (Paste, Heirlooms, and Polbig/Celebrity)!  You can pick up more Broccoli, and all kinds of Summer Squash, more Cucumbers, including the Striped Armenians, on the EXTRA’s TABLE…along with some odd-shaped or left-over Tomatoes.  (Put your orders in at The Store for Tomato Cases–10#, 20#, 40#, as well as add your name to the list for Pickling Cucumbers!)

THE STORE is well stocked with Flathead Cherries (1-1/2# bags), Washington Peaches, Apricots, Plums, and NectarinesBananas, Pineapple, Champagne Mangoes, and organic AvocadosCrimini and White Mushrooms, Garlic, Turmeric Root, Ginger Root, and our own Herbs…Juicy organic Oranges and Lemons and LimesTaylor Farms Asian Salad, Taylor Farms Baby Spinach, and our own Salanova Lettuce Mix...4 heads of Cauliflower, Bags of Broccolini Spears, and Hot Peppers!

BJ’s Bangles are back with the vegetable and fruit jewelry we all love to wear–$5 a pair–money goes to support the Worland Community Garden!

Diamond S Delights is back with more of those great raw milk products!

REMEMBER:  all members welcome any Thursday…whether your Pick Up day or not, and whether your Share is delivered or you pick it up!!

The Farmer’s Wife–

Veggies at Bee Healthy–

green butter salanova

We do not do Farmer’s Market, but we do stock some of our Veggies at Bee Healthy now– Bagged and washed Salanova Lettuce, small heads of market Cabbage, 1/2# bag of Broccolini Spears, Harmonie Snack Cucumbers, pure and clean Sweet Onions, and Shoshito Peppers.

Stop in and give Janet a shout out!  She’d love to see you in her new store–and pick up some locally grown, fresh vegetables, along with her farm fresh eggs!

The Farmer’s Wife