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Posted 7/15/2008 8:45pm by Eleanor Kane.

Next raspberry picking is Thursday at 7am with very good to excellent picking conditions in our early varieties. 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, however the last 2 days we were as we have not had large crowds first thing in the morning. 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 a few pints of already picked strawberries as well. Rapsberry 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 Thursday 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 today. 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 7/14/2008 8:41am by Eleanor Kane.

We opened at 7am with very good to excellent picking conditions in our early varieties. We do not have a large crowd and will not get picked off today.  We are picking around the rain showers today and will be open until 6pm.  If you are unsure about the weather, call the farm phone at 868.2001.   The farmstand will also be stocked with Tomatoes, Summer squash, Eight Ball and regular Zucchini, pickling and slicing cukes, 3 varieties of kale and a small amount of broccoli.    We don't have lettuce right now, we are in between plantings and expect to have it in a few days. We have a few pints of already picked strawberries as well. Tuesday we will open at 7am with very good to excellent conditions. Rapsberry 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 Sugar Snap peas have been tilled under.  They provided us with wonderful sweet sugar snaps and also enhance the soil.  Rhizobia use the pea plant roots as a host and 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. Soon we will have already picked tomatoes at the farmstand. 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 today. They are great for salsa.  The PYO Green Beans have been picked hard and need some time to come back on again. Perhaps by Monday 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. 

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.

Posted 7/13/2008 3:30pm by Eleanor Kane.

Our next planned picking on the raspberries is Monday morning at 7am.  If it is raining we will wait until it stops and then open for picking. If you are unsure about the weather, call the farm phone at 868-2001.  If we have a large crowd we may have to shut down the beds so they don't get overpicked. Please call before heading out to the farm if you won't be here by 8am.  We don't want you to drive out here and have to send you away. The farmstand will also be stocked with Summer squash, Zucchini, pickling and slicing cukes, swiss chard and 3 varieties of kale and broccoli.    We don't have lettuce right now, we are in between plantings and expect to have more soon.

 The raspberry picking is still on the upswing and we expect great picking conditions Monday on our early varieties.   The PYO Sugar Snap peas have been picked down and we tilled them in today. 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. Soon we will have already picked tomatoes at the farmstand. 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 today. They are great for salsa.  The PYO Green Beans have been picked hard and need some time to come back on again. Perhaps by Monday 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. 

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.  Please see below for more information on them or ask us.

I brought out lots more Lisianthus from the hoophouse. They are all in bud stage and will begin flowerig soon. We have 6 different colors: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory yellow), Pure White, Mariachi Blue Mist and Mariachi Pink Mist. The Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and withstands a frost.

Day neutral strawberries:The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way, they taste really sweet!

Posted 7/12/2008 12:21pm by Eleanor Kane.

This morning we opened at 7am and after 4 hours of being open we shut down the beds.The farmstand is open until 4pm with Summer squash, Zucchini, pickling and slicing cukes, swiss chard and 3 varieties of kale and broccoli.  

Our next raspberry picking will be Monday at 7am. The farm will be closed Sunday to allow ripening.   All varieties are not on full yet.   The picking is still on the upswing and we expect great picking conditions Monday on our early varieties. If we get a large crowd we will shut down the beds. I would suggest calling to make sure we are still sending people out to pick if you can't arrive shortly after 8 am.    The PYO Sugar Snap peas have been picked down and are nearing the end. You can still find some.     The PYO Green Beans have been picked hard and need some time to come back on again. Perhaps by Monday 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.  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.  Please see below for more information on them or ask us.

I brought out lots more Lisianthus from the hoophouse. They are all in bud stage and will begin flowerig soon. We have 6 different colors: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory yellow), Pure White, Mariachi Blue Mist and Mariachi Pink Mist. The Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and withstands a frost.

Day neutral strawberries:The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way, they taste really sweet!

Posted 7/10/2008 11:10am by Eleanor Kane.

This morning we opened at 7am and after 3 hours of being open we shut down the beds. Our next raspberry picking will be Saturday at 7am. We will be closed Friday to allow ripening.   All varieties are not on full yet.   The picking is still on the upswing and we expect great picking conditions Saturday on our early varieties. If we get a large crowd we will shut down the beds. I would suggest calling to make sure we are still sending people out to pick if you can't arrive shortly after 7 am.   We also have Summer squash, Zucchini, pickling and slicing cukes, two varieties of lettuce, (Simpson seeded and a Butter crunch called Nancy), swiss chard and 3 varieties of kale and broccoli.  The PYO Sugar Snap peas are  back on and we will have picking on them Saturday.    The PYO Green Beans have been picked hard and need some time to come back on again. Perhaps by Sat 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.  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.  Please see below for more information on them or ask us.

I brought out lots more Lisianthus from the hoophouse. They are all in bud stage and will begin flowerig soon. We have 6 different colors: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory yellow), Pure White, Mariachi Blue Mist and Mariachi Pink Mist. The Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and withstands a frost.

Day neutral strawberries:The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way, they taste really sweet!

Posted 7/9/2008 11:45am by Eleanor Kane.

We will be closed Wednesday to allow ripening.  Raspberry season has begun.   The next PYO on the raspberries will be Thursday the 10th of July at  7am.   We also have two varieties of lettuce, (Simpson seeded and a Butter crunch called Nancy), swiss chard and 3 varieties of kale and broccoli.  The PYO Sugar Snap peas are  back on and we will have picking on them Thursday. Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.   Green beans are ready for picking.   This morning we planted speckled swan gourds inside the hoophouse. They are a large beautiful swan shaped gourd of dark green and pale green speckles. We also have birdhouse gourds growing out in the field since late May.

We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. We won't have them every day at this time.  Please see below for more information on them or ask us.

Day neutral strawberries:The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way, they taste really sweet!

I grew lots of Lisianthus in 6 different colors which are: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory green), White, Mariachi Blue and Mariachi Pink Mist. the Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and can take a frost.

Posted 7/6/2008 7:37pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will be closed Monday.The PYO strawberry season has ended. The bed did not hold up good enough to allow anymore picking. It was really hard to find berries of any size and without rot. The last 2 weeks brought a little too much wet, humid weather for them. Overall it was not a terrible season. We plan of having additional strawberries rows for you to pick in next June.

Raspberry season has begun.The next PYO on the raspberries will be Tuesday the 8th of July at 7am.   We should have lots more available in another 3 to 6 days.  We also have three varieties of lettuce, (Simpson seeded, Red Fire and a Butter crunch called Nancy), swiss chard and 2 varieties of kale. The PYO Sugar Snap peas are coming back on and we will have picking on them Tuesday. Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season.   Green beans are ready for picking.  Customers picked a few pounds today and they will be available for picking on Tuesday. 

We do expect to have already picked strawberries throughout the summer. These berries are in a new experimental plasticulture bed and are day neutrals. We won't have them every day at this time.  Please see below for more information on them or ask us.

Day neutral strawberries:The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way, they taste really sweet!

I grew lots of Lisianthus in 6 different colors which are: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory green), White, Mariachi Blue and Mariachi Pink Mist. the Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and can take a frost.

Posted 7/4/2008 9:46pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will be closed Saturday. The next PYO will be Sunday the 6th of July at 9am, not 7am, and stay open until 2pm.The strawberry bed was full of people today and they really had to hunt to find berries.  The berries are getting smaller and it takes lots of work to fill your quart baskets. We also have three varieties of lettuce (Simpson seeded, Red Fire and a Butter crunch called Nancy), swiss chard and 2 varieties of kale. The PYO Sugar Snap peas are coming back on and we may have picking them on Sunday. Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season. The deer grazed the top growth off the first planting of green beans and set them back a little bit.   We picked a few pints of early raspberries this morning and expect to be able to pick a few again on Sunday. We should have lots more available in another 5 to 7 days. We began limited picking in the day neutral strawberries. The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way they taste really sweet!

  I grew lots of Lisianthus in 6 different colors which are: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory green), White, Mariachi Blue and Mariachi Pink Mist. the Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and can take a frost.

Posted 7/2/2008 4:47pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will be closed Saturday. The next PYO will be Sunday the 6th of July at 9am, not 7am, and stay open until 2pm.The strawberry bed was full of people today and they really had to hunt to find berries.  The berries are getting smaller and it takes lots of work to fill your quart baskets. We also have three varieties of lettuce (Simpson seeded, Red Fire and a Butter crunch called Nancy), swiss chard and 2 varieties of kale. The PYO Sugar Snap peas are coming back on and we may have picking them on Sunday. Spinach is done for now. We will have new plantings later this season. The deer grazed the top growth off the first planting of green beans and set them back a little bit.   We picked a few pints of early raspberries this morning and expect to be able to pick a few again on Sunday. We should have lots more available in another 5 to 7 days. We began limited picking in the day neutral strawberries. The growing method is called plasticulture and the plants will continue to produce new stolons successively until the fall. Each round of stolons has a higher berry set than the previous one. Our hope is to supply the farmstand throughout the summer with fresh already picked berries. We will see how this new venture turns out. By the way they taste really sweet!

  I grew lots of Lisianthus in 6 different colors which are: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory green), White, Mariachi Blue and Mariachi Pink Mist. the Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and can take a frost.

Posted 6/30/2008 7:35pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will be closed Tuesday to let the strawberries ripen and also to get some field work done. The next PYO will be Wednesday at 7am. We think the picking will start out to be good in the Jewel. There were many half ripe berries in the bed today that needed more time to sweeten up. We are on the down swing of strawberry season now, which usually occurs around the 4th of July, however we may have good picking a few more mornings this week before we begin end of season conditions. The end of season conditions are called scrounge picking. We don't bother closing the bed for further ripening as most all the green berries have sized up and are ripening. 

At the farmstand on Wednesday we will also have a limited supply of already picked strawberries, Three varieties of lettuce, swiss chard, kale and spinach. I grew lots of Lisianthus in 6 different colors which are: Deep Rose, Rose Rim (white petals with rose edging), Yellow(not a deep yellow, more of an ivory green), White, Mariachi Blue and Mariachi Pink. the Mariachi types are multi petaled. The other 4 types are doubles. Lisianthus is a very beautiful annual flower with long lasting multiple buds and will rebloom after cutting it back. It is also hardy and can take a frost.

PYO Raspberry season is starting possibly within 3 to 6 days. We have many early season varieties and they tend to become very plentiful 6 to 10 days into the season.

We would like to extend our appreciation for all the folks that attended the First Barrington Farm Tour Day. We had many new people visit all the farms and a few old time customers took time out of their day too.  The day was a smashing success for all involved and we could not have done it without all of you. Thank you so very much!!!!!  Eat Local Seacoast was very instumental in helping to get the word out about the farm Day and we thank them whole heartedly as well. Bravo to all involved!!!!!

 

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