U Pick Blueberries is OPENING UP TOMORROW – Wednesday, July 13th – we will be open from 8-5, Thursday 8-7, Friday 8-5 and Saturday 8-5! It is not going to be a long season – the early blueberries and the later blueberries are all ripe at the same time!!!! So DON’T WAIT!!!! We are located at 998 Main Rd – right near Kutter’s Cheese not too far from the intersection of Rt 5 and Rt 77!!
You can bring your own containers or we will provide you with one!! We have put about 4 inches of water a week on the blueberries and with all this sun and heat they are unbelievably SWEET!! Don’t miss out!! See you at the blueberry fields!! You can always call the blueberry hotline for more details!! It is 585-345-1591!
Basil – Regular Large Leaf
Basil Pesto Perpetuo
Mixed (has lemon, thai, and purple)
Chives (Regular and Garlic)
Oregano – Regular and Hot and Spicy
Parsley – Curly (for garnish)
Flat (for flavor)
Sage – Regular and Bi-Color & Pineapple
Thyme – Regular and Lemon
JUNE: Asparagus, beets, broccoli, garlic, garlic scapes, herbs, lettuce (red leaf, green leaf, romaine, buttercrunch, oak leaf, iceberg, peas (snap, shelling and snow), swiss chard, kale.
JULY: Beans (green and yellow) beets, blueberries for u-pick, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers (slicing and pickling), garlic, onions (red, spanish, and sweet – and we also are planting cooking onions and shallots), peas, peppers (bell, sweet and hot), potatoes (red, white, yukons), summer squash (yellow), sweet corn, swiss chard, tomatoes (slicing, plums and cherry and grape), zucchini (green).
AUGUST: Beans (green and yellow), beets, blueberries, carrots, cabbage, cucumbers (slicing and pickling), eggplant, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers (bell, sweet and hot), potatoes, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes (slicing, plums and cherry), zucchini. Also tomatoes and peppers for U-Pick.
SEPTEMBER: Beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower (white, orange and purple), cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers, potatoes, shallots, sweet corn, tomatoes, kale, cabbage.
OCTOBER: Beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, garlic, gourds, kale, leeks, onions, peppers, pie pumpkins, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, winter squash (acorn, butternut, buttercup (green and orange), blue hubbard, spaghetti, delicata, sweet dumpling, honey nut, Romanesco.
NOVEMBER: Beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, gourds, onions, pie pumpkins, potatoes, Romanesco and winter squash.
****Just a note – frost usually happens sometime late September thru October – so depending when that is some produce will not be available. ****
We have started accepting CSA applications – it won’t be long now and the weather will be getting nicer and things will be growing in our greenhouses!! We already have onions that are growing and starting in the beginning of March we will start in with planting herbs, hanging baskets and, of course, vegetables – lots of vegetables. We grow all of our own plants so that we can make sure nothing but a good, quality plant is going from the greenhouse right to our fields!
If you have any questions about joining our CSA just let us know – we are already looking forward to the growing season and starting our 2016 CSA!!!
It won’t be long and I will be sending out information for our 2016 CSA – if you would like info or want to receive an application just email me and I will get it out to you.
I will be sending out 2016 CSA information the first couple of weeks of January!
FROM FENTON’S PRODUCE TO YOU – WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR – DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR VEGGIES!!
Yes – can you believe it – what we have all been waiting for – the first week of the CSA!! I hope you are as excited as I am to seeing all of you!!
So……… for the newbies – just exactly what will you expect? First, where do we live – we live at 3323 Pratt Road – which is just one road off of Main Rd. – there is a big sign out by the road that says, “Fenton’s Produce” and there is a little house that is our road side stand – and a HUGE cell phone tower in our back yard – you can’t miss it!!
When you pull into the driveway you will immediately be greeted by Lacee, our golden doodle……….
She is very friendly and loves everyone – loves to be petted and really likes kids (of all ages!) We ask that you do not bring your dogs to the farm – because of our food safety rules that we must abide by we can not have you bring your dogs to the farm – and you never know how other dogs will act around strangers or animals.
We ask that you do not park right in front of the CSA building but in the driveway or on the grass – we have a circle driveway so when you pull in you will see the different areas for parking.
When you enter the CSA building – I will greet you and check you in – I will be giving you a membership card – every week you come I will punch a hole in your card – it is also very helpful for me in the beginning to remember who everyone is as well. If you forget your card – no worries – don’t feel like you have to go all the way home to get it – I have a master check in list that I also use – so don’t fret about not having it. For the new members you will receive a Fenton’s Produce CSA bag that you can use each week to put your produce in – I will also have plastic bags on hand as well for you to use.
You will receive an email just like this the beginning of every week – that way you will know what to expect that week and I also show you what we have been doing on the farm as well.
Every week I will let you know how many items you will be able to take that week. This week FULL SHARES will receive 6 items and HALF SHARES will receive 3 items.
Here is what will be available the first week………..
ASPARAGUS – 1 LB.
RHUBARB – 1 LB.
ASSORTED MIX OR GREEN AND RED LETTUCES
BUNCHING ONIONS (scallions)
POTATOES – RED – 1 QT.
Also for sale we will have an assortment of hanging baskets, patio tomatoes, and 4″ pots of Coleus, Sweet Potato Vine and Million Bell Petunias. Each week I usually always offer extra things – whether it be plants or produce – I always try to have extra items out each week.
We have been very busy planting, planting and even more planting, along with weeding and watering and making sure everything is ready for opening day of our CSA!
The crops are looking good – especially after that much needed rain we had yesterday!
Our first sweet corn is already almost knee high and it’s not even the 4th of July! Our goal every year is to try and have it ready by July 4th – so depending on the weather we will just have to wait and see!
The early white potatoes that have popped out of the ground! Paul needs to cultivate them hill them now that we have had a nice rain – it was getting pretty dry here!
Paul has also been working up at the blueberry farm as well. He trimmed all winter and he has fertilized them and is now working on making sure all the drip irrigation is in place and working. During the winter months mice sometimes will chew on the drip tape and when we start up the irrigation you have water leaking in spots where it has been chewed – so those holes have to be fixed and of course we have to keep it mowed and looking nice!
The pick up times for the CSA are from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – We ask that you don’t come before that as we are busy getting everything ready – we pick everything that morning and wash it and get it ready – then we all head in for lunch to make sure that we are ready for all our members at 2 p.m. If for any reason you can’t make it on your scheduled day you can come on the other day that the CSA is open. If you know ahead of time please email or call me to let me know. We are pretty flexible here and will work with you any way we can.
And one last thing…………….
Remember, this is a working farm with lots of moving vehicles and equipment – an occasional dog or two (Lacee and Lexi who are both very friendly) and uneven ground. So PLEASE be aware of your surroundings when coming and going each week. Our driveway is long so please drive slowly when coming down it in case their are small children walking with their parents to the CSA building – we want this to be a fun and pleasant experience for all of our CSA members.
So, whether it be Tuesday or Thursday this week – we are all very excited to welcome you to our farm!
Take care and until then………………..