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Posted 7/6/2009 7:40am by Eleanor Kane.

The farm hours at this time remain Monday thru Thursday 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. When the raspberries ripen enough to sustain a large amount of pickers we will open at 8am. Please check back frequently as this should occur soon.   

There is a small quantity of raspberries ready for picking, however they could be picked off by just a few people. If you arrive later in the day chances are they will be closed for ripening.  Over the course of the coming week they will become more numerous and have large quantities ripe for picking. Reveille and Killarney are the early raspberry varieties we have ready.

At the farmstand we will have 3 varieties of lettuce, swiss chard, kale, fresh picked strawberries and 3 colors of lisianthus.

The June bearing strawberries are slowing down and the day neutral berries are not on full yet. This may result in running out of fresh picked berries when demand is high. You may call to check availability during farm hours, usually there is someone to answer the phone, however sometimes you must leave a message.

Posted 7/4/2009 9:07pm by Eleanor Kane.

Sunday hours are 10 to 4pm.   This will be the first time this season we open the raspberries for "pick your own" and there will only be a small quantity ready. Over the course of the coming week they will become more numerous and have large quantities ripe for picking. Reveille and Killarney are the early raspberry varieties we have ready.

At the farmstand we will have 3 varieties of lettuce, swiss chard, kale, fresh picked strawberries, the first carrots and beets and 3 colors of lisianthus.

Posted 7/4/2009 6:45am by Eleanor Kane.

We are open on the 4th of July. Due to the high demand for berries on this holiday there is a possibility that we will run out of the Fresh Picked Strawberries and if that happens we will close until tomorrow.  We have spoilage on the June bearing varieties from all the rain and that is cutting down on the supply. Typically the June bearing strawberries wind down around the first week in July,  however the day-neutral varieties are not at their peek picking yet and are able to outgrow the bad weather, especially if we begin to get some better weather. Randy planted 5 times more of these day neutrals so we would have plenty for the farm stand.  We will have fresh picked berries all summer and fall due to these day -neutral varieties. They taste wonderful too!

Call to check the berry supply at 868-2001

We may have a few pints of raspberries ready for picking, however I really mean a few pints and no more.  We will have picked strawberries, lettuces, Swiss chard, kale and the first beets and carrots. We will not have any PYO strawberries.  The rhubarb is still available for our customers and is PYO.

The Lisianthus is budding up and ready for planting. We have 3 colors.

Posted 7/1/2009 2:46pm by Eleanor Kane.

We are open everyday with Fresh Picked Strawberries and at least two varieties of lettuce. The store hours are Monday-Thursday 10-6pm, Friday and Saturday 9am -4pm and Sunday 10am -4pm.

By this weekend we may have a few pints of raspberries ready for picking, however I really mean a few pints and no more.  We will have picked strawberries, lettuces, Swiss chard and the first beets and carrots. We will not have any PYO strawberries.  The rhubarb is still available for our customers and is PYO.

The Lisianthus is budding up and ready for planting. We have 3 colors.

Posted 6/29/2009 8:45pm by Eleanor Kane.

The farmstand is open every day: Monday thru thursday 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. We have fresh picked strawberries every day. We also have large leafy heads of lettuce, Kale and and swiss chard. So far we can't keep up with the demand for the swiss chard, however we do have it in the morning at least.  I picked my first carrots and beets and radishes. The carrots are still a little small and somewhat twisted up. We don't have sandy soil so they hit rocks now and then and bend around them. the radishes look great and the beets need to get a little larger before I harvest the rest of them.

Pick Your Own Raspberries will be starting soon!  We have four new long rows of raspberries for you to pick from in addition to last years berries. When they start we will be opening earlier, probably 8am during raspberry season. The early varieties may be ready within 5 to 10 days. It's hard to tell with these consistent cool temperatures.

Also available: 6 paks of fennel, cilantro, and 4 paks of the specialty cut flower lisianthus and many varieties of handmade soap. 

 

Posted 6/24/2009 8:15pm by Eleanor Kane.

The farmstand will be open Monday thru thursday 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. These will be the farmstand hours for the next two weeks at least. We have fresh picked strawberries every day. We also have large leafy heads of lettuce, Kale and every few days spinach and swiss chard. So far we can't keep up with the demand for these last two greens.  Also available: 6 paks of fennel, cilantro, and dill and 4 paks of the specialty cut flower lisianthus and many varieties of handmade soap.  Randy's huge PYO tomato patch, which is way out back this year, is planted on nice dry land so all this rain hasn't been a problem for it.  Other vegetables growing in our fields are sweet corn, beets, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, brocolli, onions, delicata squash, summer squash, zuchini, flowers and herbs. Perhaps more?  We also have a mystery cucurbit type plant that was given to us last year by a customer. We are curious to see what this turns out to be.   

The raspberries look great and we have a new bed for you to pick from in addition to last years berries. We will be opening earlier, probably 8am during raspberry season. The early varieties may be ready before July 1st!

 

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Posted 6/23/2009 10:49am by Eleanor Kane.

The strawberries have peaked and are now ahead of Randy. We will take calls and emails from 5 p.m. Tuesday ( not before) until the lists are full, or 7 p.m.; for you to pick your own strawberries on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 6pm for this week.  We will allow children but they must stay with you and roaming the beds is not allowed. If you make an appointment we will give you a sufficient area with excellent picking. The price for PYO is $3.00 per quart.  Call 868-2001 between 5pm and 7 p.m. Tuesday June 23.  If we don’t get enough people to sign up we will take calls Wednesday evening at the same time.

Pick your own rhubarb is still available at no charge for our customers.

We have a mixture of berries to pick, eight varieties,  including the smaller ones great for jamming and  large berries that are great for everything.

Although the farmstand hours are 10am to 6pm Monday thru Thursday and 9am to 4pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday we will be allowing picking to begin at 8am.

Posted 6/19/2009 8:22pm by Eleanor Kane.

Randy will be up early in the morning picking strawberries and I will pick all the spring greens. We will have them all day on the farmstand.  Saturday hours are 9am-4pm.

Sunday hours are 10am to 4pm. We will have fresh picked strawberries all day for Father's Day, however we won't have spinach and swiss chard. We will have lettuce.

 

Yes, we have lots of Lisianthus for sale as well.

Posted 6/14/2009 5:20pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will not open up the beds to the public as in the past anymore for strawberry season.  If we do any PYO strawberries it will be by invitation only. Randy is picking the strawberries for the farmstand so we can stay open regular hours. We will have PYO raspberries as usual. They look great and we will start with the early varieties late June or early July. We have a new bed for you to pick from this year.  We will be opening earlier, probably 8am during raspberry season.

The farmstand will be open Monday thru thursday 10am to 6pm and Friday and Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. These will be the farmstand hours for the next two weeks at least. We expect to have fresh picked strawberries every day. We also have large leafy heads of lettuce and Kale. The spinach and swiss chard are big sellers and soon we hope not to run out as more plantings mature. Also available: 6 paks of fennel, cilantro, and dill and  4 paks of the specialty cut flower lisianthus and many varieties of handmade soap.  Randy's huge PYO tomato patch, which is way out back this year, already has tomatoes set for 2 weeks now on the early varieties.  It's on dry land so the rain has not been a problem for it. Other vegetables growing in our fields are sweet corn, beets, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, brocolli, onions, delicata squash, summer squash, zuchini, flowers and herbs. Perhaps more?  We also have a mystery cucurbit type plant that was given to us last year by a customer. We are curious to see what this turns out to be.   

The raspberries look great and we have a new bed for you to pick from in addition to last years berries. We will be opening earlier, probably 8am during raspberry season. The early varieties may be ready before July 1st!


Posted 6/13/2009 6:32pm by Eleanor Kane.

The farmstand will be open Sunday June 14th from 10am to 4pm with fresh picked strawberries, large leafy heads of lettuce and Kale. The spinach and swiss chard are picked off for now.  Also available: 6 paks of fennel, cilantro, dill and feverfew, 4 paks of the specialty cut flower lisianthus and many varieties of handmade soap.  

Due to the cool weather of the past few days and the next few days at least, we don't expect the strawberries to come on enough to start any "pick your own" as anticipated by June 15th. We don't know when the berries will load up enough. Perhaps by the end of the coming week. Please scroll down thru the previous blogs to the "Warren Farm Newsletter" for more information on how we are managing the strawberries this year as it is different from past years.

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