Archive for August, 2015

CANNING TOMATOES or EATING!

Boxes of tomatoes for sale–great canner’s...Sorted by size, and ripeness to make your canning project easier!  Boxed and Ready to go right now–

10#- $12.50
15#- $18.75
20#- $25.00
30#- $37.50

We also have onions, bell peppers, basil and parsley for your spaghetti sauce–and a recipe, too…and 5 varieties of Hot Peppers for your Salsa project, too!  Don’t put it off–Fall is coming and the tomatoes are done with the first frost.  

Order by email craftterri@rtconnect.net or text to 431-1219.  Pick them up at The Farm–

The Farmer’s Wife

Watermelon Surprises

So this Spring The Farmer’s Wife had a great idea on how to plant the watermelons.  Instead of one bed of each variety and having to visit each one to harvest those melons, why not plant all varieties in one bed?  They all mature at about the same time, the pollinators for the seedless would be incorporated within the beds, and we could harvest from start to finish in one bed–should be faster and more efficient! Great in theory…

One problem–how do you tell which ones are orange-meated or yellow-meated without cutting them apart, and how can you be sure the seedless is not seeded when they look so much alike?  Today we had an impromptu course on rind identification–not fool-proof, but maybe a little easier.  The hard one is the Amarillo (yellow-meated) and the Farmer’s Wonderful or Extazy (red-meated). Orange Crisp seems pretty distinct…but there is supple differences even within the variety itself.

We will do our best to get you the watermelon you want–but rest assured, they are all good and they are all priced the same. We are going to sell them as ‘Surprise’ Watermelons–Yellow, Red, or Orange.

If you get a seeded Crimson and you wanted a seedless–we will replace it with what you want–Just let us know!  Maybe send a photo and text to 431-1219…

Also, if your melon is over-ripe return it for a replacement.  We try to stay on top of their ripening, but sometimes we miss one in the field or get it wrong.

Enjoy them while they last–first frost and the melon season comes to an end!  

The Farmer’s Wife

Saturday Market- August 29th, 2015

We spent all day harvesting tomatoes, cantaloupe, and watermelonsthe tables have been set up and the cooler perused for surplus-–  Now we are ready for all Big Horn Basin people that want Farm Fresh and Locally Grown produce, organic principles, and lots of tender love and hard work… Prices are reasonable.  Where?–At The Farm on Washakie Ten, turn at the 5 HUGE granaries!  8:00 to Noon–

Supplies on surplus items are limited–Cauliflower and Romanesque, Artisan Cherry Tomatoes, carrots, and Yum Yum Snack Peppers, Candy bulb onions (fresh), last of the zucchini for the season.

We have plenty of Athena Cantaloupe, French Charentais, Galia, Honey Dew…Mini-seedless Watermelons, Seedless Sweet Slice, and Heirloom Crimson Sweets. Melons priced from $2.50 to $6.00, and Watermelons $3 to $8.

We also have plenty of Tomatoes:  Priced at $1.25/# pre-boxed, and $1.50 individually weighed. There are three 10# cases of Heirloom tomatoes at $1.50/#–Brandywine and German Johnson.  Boxed units are 10#, 15#, 20#, 30#.

Other items to sell are Delicata, Spaghetti Squash, and Acorn squash….also some sweet Hooligan’s…a small multi-colored pumpkin.  Bagged Broccoli, Kale, Armenian cucumbers, Tendersweet and Green and Red cabbages, Red Beets, Watermelon Radishes, 4 kinds of Hot Peppers, sweet peppers, 3 kinds of head lettuce at $1.75 each, Amarosa Fingerlings and Purple Viking potatoes.

There will also be red Kali Pears, $1.25/#–Fresh from Fower’s orchard in Utah.

Help us clean out the coolers, move some vine-ripened melons, and take care of your tomato needs for canning or just plain eating!

The Farmer’s Wife

SATURDAY MARKET– AT THE FARM

We will have Saturday Market at The Farm where we can have more variety and be close to the coolers-  8:00 a.m. to noon.

Cantaloupe and Watermelons–French Charentais, Athena cantaloupe, Galia melons, Honey Dew, and several types of mini-seedless watermelons–Orange Crisp, Amarillo, Sorbet, Farmer’s Wonderful…  We also have the Heirloom Crimson Sweet with the nostalgic seeds…Picnic and Family Reunion size!

Tomatoes–for sale individually, by the pound, or in 10# and 20# boxes for the canners.  Also, some Artisan Cherry Tomatoes–and some paste tomatoes.

Potatoes–Red Thumb fingerlings, Amarosa fingerlings, and bagged Purple Vikings.

Red Beets, three varieties of Lettuce, Tendersweet cabbage and others, onions, and hot peppers:  Pueblo Roasting peppers, Poblano peppers, Hungarian Hot Wax, and Jalapeno peppers.  Antohi Peppers, Purple Islanders, and some Green bells.  Eggplant.

Herbs on demand:  Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram. $4.25/4 oz.

1049 Washakie Ten–our road is where the 5 HUGE granaries are–  See you there!

The Farmer’s Wife

Deliveries Done- Pick Up today at The Farm

Pick Up today at The Farm–4:30 to 6:00.

Winter Squash, tomatoes, peppers, and more….see you then!

The Farmer’s Wife

This week’s SHARES

Wow!  Change of the season…this week’s shares will have a Winter Squash:  Spaghetti, Acorn, or Delicata.  Amarosa Fingerlings for ALL!  Alcosa or new Tendersweet cabbage–Tendersweet is so named because the leaves are thin and can’t be used for wraps instead of bread–

Melon this week is Watermelon!–Luck of the draw…either a small mini-watermelon, an Amarillo yellow meated, or the Orange Crisp…not sure what, where, or when until we get them harvested tomorrow!  Anyone want to help haul melons out of the field into the new cooler The Farmer just completed?–show up at 8:00 a.m. 

More Cauliflower, some new Romanesque, and bagged Broccoli…as well as Yum-Yum Snack Peppers, Green Bells, or Sunrise orange/yellow bell.

Tomato this week is Artisan Cherry, Indigo Cherry Drops, Granadero Salad, or Heirlooms!

Remember– We have three Groups…your turn will come on each of these items!

The Farmer’s Wife

Peaches, Pears, and Frozen Tart Cherries

I still have cases of PEACHES and red Kali PEARS–great for canning and just plain eating.  This offer is for ANYONE…not just CSA members! (6 cases left of each–$35 a box)

I still have the frozen CHERRIES–great for cobbler and pies or just eating on ice cream.  Sugared or no-Sugared–30# for $40.

TEXT or CALL  431-1219

The Farmer’s Wife

Canning Goodies

I have canning tomatoes ready–give me a call at 431-1219.  Bring a box–price is $25/20#.

Bell pepper crop has not been great but we can find you some..hot peppers are ready…plenty of onions…Everything you need for Spaghetti sauce including the basil and parsley and Everything you need for Salsa.

Anyone want to make Cabbage Burgers to freeze?  Farao green cabbage at $2.50/head….large heads. Great flavor and easy to work with–

Cauliflower to freeze–Broccoli to freeze?  

Cauliflower: 8 large heads for $35...Broccoli: 20# for $25.

Give me a call now–don’t tarry a moment longer…the season is slipping away!   

The Farmer’s Wife

Peaches, Pears, Apples, Cherries

I have a limited amount of boxes of Diamond Princess or Suncreast Peaches, Kali Pears, Ginger Gold Apples, and Frozen Tart Cherries FOR SALE.  (Membership in CSA not required–)

Come out to The Farm, 1049 Washakie Ten, road by the HUGE steel granaries.   Anytime today–

Peaches or Pears–$35

Apples–$38

Frozen Tart Cherries–$40

The Farmer’s Wife

NO FARMER’S MARKET

Truck refuses to haul us to Farmer’s Market today– Got to the end of the lane and wouldn’t go any faster–

We will have Watermelons, Cantaloupe, Red Beets, Turnips, Cabbage, Eggplant, and some Tomatoes for sale at The Farm today:   1049 Washakie Ten, take the road by the HUGE steel granaries…

Watermelons– $6, $4, $3 based on size– 5 varieties

Cantaloupe– $5, $3.50 based on size

Sugar Cube Cantaloupe– $2  (Individual serving)

Honey Dew– $3.50, $2, $1 based on size

Red Beets– $2.50 bundle

Turnips-– Scarlet Queen– $1.00 bundel

Cabbage-– $1 head–  A STEAL!

Eggplant— $2.50 each

Tomatoes— $1.75/#    ($12.50/10#’s)

The Farmer’s Wife