Our Growing Practices

 

    Many of our customers have expressed concern in knowing where their  food is coming from and how it's produced.  Paul and Sharon have built a produce business dedicated to growing high quality produce in an  ethical manner.  What does this mean for our customers?


     We are a "hands-on" farm.  All the crops are planted by hand using  either seeds or starter plants.  Weeding is done by hand with a hoe, or roto-tiller, to keep the rows weed free instead of employing  herbicides.  All produce is handpicked to ensure high quality; no  machinery equipment is used for harvest.  While we are not certified organic growers, our growing practices  are very similar, or better, than organic.


Many larger farms will  schedule their crops for herbicide or fertilizer applications on a  rotational cycle.   We monitor the crops for insect or disease infestation by going into the field and applying corrective measures, only as needed, to the affected areas using organic based products to control it, not by spraying the entire crop.  No herbicide is used on  any edible produce.


       While crop rotation practices help us keep chemical usage to a  minimum, we like to grow the old-fashioned way from start to finish.  Seeding, weeding and harvesting by hand ensures the best quality we can  offer.  Providing quality, healthy produce locally grown is our goal.


     We constantly work with the major seed companies we purchase seed from, trialing new varieties that are more disease resistant and offer better keeping quality.  This assists us in keeping our produce some of the best on the market.


    We truly appreciate your support in these efforts.   

Our Farm Produce

Our Farm

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Starting  in May, we plant our vegetables, pumpkins and squash by hand and  nurture them until fall, when they are harvested and sold at our farm  market.
 

All of our vegetables are grown by hand the old-fashioned way from start to finish. 
 

We have vegetables picked and ready in our farm market to bring to you the freshest quality and taste.
 

Please feel free to look over our produce listing and contact us if you have any questions. 

     

Pumpkins

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Our pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes ranging from large to small.
 

Choose the perfect pumpkin to carve, or a pie pumpkin to bake.
 

Pie pumpkins are surprisingly  easy to bake and make all of your holiday baked goods even better  because they are made with real pumpkin.
 

Cookbooks available with pumpkin recipes.
 


Squash

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Thought  about making soup or trying a new squash recipe?  We have many  different types of squash available, choose from your all time  favorites, or try a new variety.
 

Acorn                   Hubbard     
ButterCup            Lil'Dumpling ButterNut            Spaghetti
Carnival               Sunshine      
Delicata               Turks Turban


Cookbooks available with squash recipes. 

Potatoes Carrots

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How  do you like your potatoes?  Baked, mashed, or french fried, we have  many varieties to choose from to create your favorite dish.


Kennebec 

Reds          
Superior                           
Yukon Gold 


Carrots nice and fresh.  Excellent when used in stew, or just eaten by themselves.
 

We also offer two varieties of onions, Candy and Patterson.
 

Candy onions have a sweet and mild taste.
 

Patterson onions store well and have great flavor. 

Fall Mums

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Make a color splash with an assortment of fall mums to spice up your fall decorating.
 

Plant in the ground or in a container to keep your fall landscaping looking fresh.

Fall Decorations

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Fall  can be a wonderful time to get creative with outdoor decorating ideas.   We offer many different items for all of your decorating needs..
 

Assorted Decorative Gourds
Indian Corn
Mini Corn
Bundled Corn Stalks
Straw Bales
Dried Flowers