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Posted 7/29/2008 10:06pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will open Friday at 9am until 2pm.  We thought we would stay open until 6pm, however we ran out of corn and the raspberry picking is really slowing down.  Our next corn picking will be Monday or Tuesday. We will open Saturday at 9am with raspberry picking, fresh strawberries and veggies and PYO green and Yellow beans. We will close at 2pm on Saturday.  The raspberry picking is past peak, however the mid season varieties  and the early season berries still have berries but take more work looking and picking up underneath. We lost a lot of berries due to the rain. The flowers never grew into berries causing the patch conditions to go quickly from good picking to fair to poor picking.   Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans are loaded and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans are ready also.  The farmstand will be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and kale. 

The corn we have picked so far and will pick Monday or Tuesday is a bicolor called Temptation and is really good. Try it without butter or salt, it's yummy. I cook it in the microwave without shucking it. One ear for three minutes or two ears for 5.5 minutes. When done it will be too hot to handle for 10 minutes and will continue steaming inside the husk.   It is just getting started. We have many plantings and several varieties.  

I have beautiful florist grade cut stems of lisianthus for sale at $1/stem. This is a wholesale price. They are mostly pure white or yellow, which is really somewhat chartreus in color. Each stem has multiple buds making for a long lasting cut flower. The Cut Your Own flower garden and the CYO herb garden is almost ready.  Some of the flowers include: two varieties of Calendula, Asclepias, Ammi majus, Accrolinium, many varieties of Zinnia, Gomphrena, Statice etc. The herb garden has many types of basil, feverfew, tarragon, rosemary, anise hyssop, cilantro, and Dill.   

  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus, Calendula and Ammi majus.  We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. The cost is $4 for a 4 pak and $6 for a fiber 6 pak.

Posted 7/28/2008 7:12pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will open Tuesday at 8am, not 7am.  Remember 8am, not 7am. It is a little beyond mid season at this time. The early season varieties still have berries, however they will not load up as they did early in the season. If you are willing to get down and pick up inside the early season berries you will find them. Many people walk down the row and only pick the berries right out in the open and never get into the best picking. We have a few rows of mid season berries. My favorite mid season berry is a Taylor. It was picked on a lot today, however you can still find them.  I don't know how good the picking on them will be in the morning. Call to check after 8am.  It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning as sometimes we get a large amount of people and the berries get picked off and we shut down the beds.  Usually during the week the amount of people is less than weekend mornings, however we never know.

Beginning at 8am we will have a limited supply of sweet corn. It is a bicolor called Temptation. I don't know if we will have corn all day. It is just getting started. We have many plantings and several varieties.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce,  2 varieties of kale and a limited supply of Swiss Chard and Broccoli.  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus, Calendula and Ammi majus.  Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have lots ready also.  

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. The cost is $4 for a 4 pak and $6 for a fiber 6 pak.

Posted 7/27/2008 9:46pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will open Monday at 7am with very good picking conditions.   It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning as sometimes we get a large amount of people and the berries get picked off.  Usually during the week the amount of people is less than weekend mornings, however we never know. We are a little beyond mid season at this point and expect to have lots of berries throughout the coming week and then they will begin to lessen in quantity. 

After all this rain the raspberries look great. We did not receive any severe weather, only heavy rain. Beginning at 9am we will have a limited supply of our first sweet corn. It is a bicolor called Temptation.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 2 varieties of kale and a limited supply of Swiss Chard.  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus, Calendula and Ammi majus. If the rain did not cause damage we'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have lots ready also.  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. The cost is $4 for a 4 pak and $6 for a fiber 6 pak.

Posted 7/25/2008 8:00pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will open Saturday at 7am with very good picking conditions.   It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning as sometimes we get a large amount of people and the berries get picked off. We are a little beyond mid season at this point and expect to have lots of berries throughout the coming week and then they will begin to lessen in quantity. 

After all this rain the raspberries look great. We did not receive any severe weather, only heavy rain.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 2 varieties of kale and a limited supply of Swiss Chard.  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus and Ammi majus. If the rain did not cause damage we'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have lots ready also.  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. The cost is $4 for a 4 pak and $6 for a fiber 6 pak.

Posted 7/24/2008 5:28pm by Eleanor Kane.
We will open Friday at 7am if it is not pouring rain with good to very good picking conditions.  If it is raining and the radar shows it will stop soon, we will open once it stops raining.  It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning. After all this rain the raspberries look great. We did not receive any severe weather, only heavy rain.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 3 varieties of kale.  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus and Ammi majus.  On Friday we'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have lots ready also.  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. 

Posted 7/23/2008 8:52pm by Eleanor Kane.
We will open Thursday at 7am if it is not pouring rain with good to very good picking conditions.  If it is raining and the radar shows it will stop soon, we will open once it stops raining.  If it is going to rain all day we will not open until Friday at 7am.   It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 3 varieties of kale.  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus and Ammi majus.  On Friday we'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 each and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have lots ready also.  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. 

Posted 7/23/2008 6:12am by Eleanor Kane.
We will open Wednesday at 7am with good to very good picking conditions.  I am unsure if we will be open all day as it appears a large area of rain may be moving up from the south. It may stay to the west of us and therefore we stay dry.  It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 3 varieties of kale.  We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus and Ammi majus. We'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have the first few handfulls ready and if I weed them, they will be even better!  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. 

Posted 7/21/2008 7:48pm by Eleanor Kane.
We will open Tuesday at 7am with very good picking conditions.  I am unsure if we will be open all day.  It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, crispy pickling cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 3 varieties of kale and Swiss Chard. We'll also have the first bouquets of the season consisting of Lisianthus and Ammi majus. We'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have the first few handfulls ready and if I weed them, they will be even better!  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors in fiber 4 paks for your garden enjoyment. They will flower into the fall. 

Posted 7/19/2008 10:27am by Eleanor Kane.

I am gratefull to say we did not have hail during last night's storms. This morning many of our customers from Durham and Madbury reported 10-15 minutes of 1" -2" hail, and some said golfball sized hail, shredded their gardens and trees! 

We picked raspberries until 11am this morning and will next be open Monday at 7am with excellent picking conditions.  In order to beat the heat and to have the best picking, show up as close to 7am as possible.  I am unsure if we will be open all day.  It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning.  The farmstand will also be stocked with vegetables from our fields to include:  tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, pickling and slicing cukes, a green butterhead lettuce and a red lettuce, 3 varieties of kale and a small amount of broccoli.   We'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

The PYO Green Beans have  come back on again and need you to pick them.  The yellow beans have the first few handfulls ready and if I weed them, they will be even better!  Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.  We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors, budding up and on the verge of flowering. They are so beautiful.

Posted 7/17/2008 6:05pm by Eleanor Kane.

We picked raspberries all day Thursday, and will next be open Saturday at 7am with excellent picking conditions.  The weather report calls for temps and humidity to be on the rise. In order to beat the heat and to have the best picking, show up as close to 7am as possible.  I am unsure if we will be open all day.  It is always best to call before driving over if you want to pick raspberries later in the morning.  The farmstand will also be stocked with Tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, pickling and slicing cukes, lettuce, 3 varieties of kale and a small amount of broccoli.   We'll have some already picked strawberries to start the day, however they seem to sell quickly. Raspberry pricing for PYO begins at $3/pint, 10 or more pints cost 2.90 and 20 or more pints cost 2.80 each.

PYO Green Beans have been picked hard and need some time to come back on again. Perhaps by Saturday morning there will be enough mature beans? The yellow beans are not ready yet. Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.   The PYO Sugar Snap peas have been tilled under.  They provided us with wonderful sweet sugar snaps and also enhance the soil. Microscopic Rhizobia use the pea plant roots as a host. They infect the roots thereby creating root nodules where nitrogen fixation occurs. We till the pea plants back into the soil and the nitrogen becomes available for the following crop.  We needed the land to plant another 250 tomatoes. We now have 800 tomato plants consisting of 15 varieties in the front field for the main portion of the PYO tomato patch and 250 in another area for late season production. We did not raise the price this year. It will be  $1.00/lb to pick your own.  We start the PYO tomatoes once the patch loads up enough to get ahead of the farmstand, which is usually a couple of weeks.  We also planted Tomatillas. They are great for salsa.  The We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. With time they will become more plentiful and we hope to have them for sale at the farm stand all thru the summer.

We have lots of lisianthus in 6 different colors, budding up and on the verge of flowering. They are so beautiful.

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