Archive for October, 2016

Friday Fall Sales– Starting up!

We are ready to start the Fall Sales for Fridays…go to http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , Fall Friday Sales page.  Place your order by email to craftterri@rtconnect.net by Tuesday.  We fill the orders Wednesday and Thursday, and deliver to Bee Healthy for pick up on Friday.

No membership required–Anyone can order.  $20 minimum order.  Pay at Pick Up on Friday. (Checks or cash in an envelope–)

This runs the month of November and December…Buyer’s Group starts in January.

All the produce is ours…nothing purchased elsewhere. All are raised organically, using no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Check it out!  The Farmer’s Wife

PUMPKINS!!

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They have finally arrived–PUMPKINS!  

Just delivered 2Ton of pumpkins to IGA–that’s 964 for those that like to count–  They are smaller this year due to heat and fertility issues…but they are each unique and full of character.

I am told the price is $.39/#…I know the average weight is 4#…$1.56 is your price!  The biggest there is 22#…$8.58– (only a dozen of ours meet this criteria…of BIG…but IGA has ordered LARGE pumpkins from their warehouse…so you can have any size you have a hankering for!)

Come out and support local and fresh!  

Support Reese and Ray’s IGA for supporting local!

The Farmer’s Wife

CSA Finished for the Year

Well, it is final:  The CSA is done for the year!  We hope all the members enjoyed the veggies and all that we were able to offer this year at Pick UP– fruit, veggies, additional greens, and our special guest Kris, Diamond S Delights with their milk, cheeses, and other raw milk products.

It was a challenging year with the extreme heat and all the havoc that followed…but the fall has been amazing!  We are still harvesting those delayed crops–broccoli, cauliflower, multi-colored cauliflower, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and Deadon cabbage.  In preparing for the big frost we have been able to harvest all the peppers clean, and are now working on getting potatoes, onions, and all the winter squash out of the garden and into the protection of storage.

So, what is next?  Get ready for Fall Friday’s which start in November.

Watch for the announcement at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com .  This is how Fall Friday’s work:  product and prices list posted Sunday, orders placed by email before Tuesday.  Orders filled Wednesday and Thursday, pick up Friday at Bee Healthy.  No need to sign up ahead, sales are open to anyone, pay when you pick order up at Bee Healthy. You are not required to order each week.  We run Fall Friday’s for 8 weeks through the end of the year.

In January we will start up the Buyer’s Group, Walk-in’s Welcome!  

Thanks for being a part of our adventure!  We appreciate your membership and support–hope we can count on you again for 2017.  

We are passionate about providing fresh and local food for our community and state–join with us!

The Farmer’s Wife 

 

 

Update on The Farm

Frost is finally on its way!  No complaints here–it IS the first week in October–  I harvested all the good bell peppers and Poblano peppers as best I could with the rain and mud…also the Habaneros that hadn’t cracked from the cold temperatures.  The Farmer got here just in time– 15 minutes before sunset–to help cover the Yum Yum Snack Peppers, Jalapeno peppers, and celery.  They are now under a woven row cover that should protect them up to 4 degrees…so if it’s 33 it should be 37 under the blanket.  

I’m sorry to report that I got stuck this morning with the mule (4 wheeler)…I did get out…for which I am quite proud. 🙂   Unfortunately, I took out a chunk of bell pepper plants, but only after I had pulled up half a dozen and thrown them under the wheels for traction–the mule was almost up to its axles in mud.  When I stomped on the gas peddle I came flying out of the mud, backwards, and crossed over into the bell pepper bed coming to an abrupt stop on the top of a dozen plants, and was stuck again.  But I am resourceful!  I was able to rock my way out of that situation, only taking out the top part of three other beds as I did a sharp bee-line toward the gate.  As I was 4-wheeling down the beet row to freedom, I almost came to a grinding halt three feet from the road–I squeezed my eyes closed and asked God for one little boost–and then I was FREE.  As I said–I am quite proud that I got out all by myself…I was harvesting in the rain by myself this morning.  I was beaming…until I looked behind me:  I guess I did leave a trail of destruction… 🙁

 

Anyway, we are expecting the weather to co-operate tomorrow, and there will be more help.  Digging the Cosmic carrots in preparation of the Thursday Shares–also harvesting cabbage, more broccoli, celery, and pumpkins…bagging the potatoes,  carrots, and green beans, too.  Hope to include some onions and a watermelon.  Hey–If anyone wants a Crimson Sweet Heirloom, let me know…we are giving them away!

Just a little note so you can know how much fun we have doing this labor of love!!

The Farmer’s Wife