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Saturday, October 10, 2015: The best of both worlds–Freshly Picked Summer AND Fall Fruit and Vegetables!!

Today will be an absolutely spectacular October Day with bright sun, light winds and mild, gentle air.  Normally we would consider today being the start of Injun Summer except for one thing.  NO KILLING FROST YET!  Officially, Injun Summer is a period of summer-like weather following the first hard frost.  Right now it looks like Injun Summer will be here starting on Monday October 19.  This is another way of saying that next weekend it looks like a killing frost is likely and then it will warm up for a period (who knows how long) after that.  While we will still have apples, winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, sweet onions and fall decorations, our beans, sweet corn, peppers and all our tomatoes, except perhaps for some in our high tunnels (they might also get frosted) will be gone until next summer.  For more information on what we will have available, along with the specials we are running the next few days, please scroll down beneath the photos…

 

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.

Jalapeno Peppers: $5 a 1/4 peck

PLANT SALES:

Hardy Mums are $6 a pot

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other perennials are $1.50 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color sweet corn: LAST DAY FOR SWEET CORN!!

Young and tender green beans

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Northwest Greening, Crispin/Mutsu, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonamac, Gala, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. Later today Jonalicious, Red Gold, and Surprise! (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel including Northwest Greening, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Empire, Spartan Mac, Baron, Gala, Snow and Jonamac.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Royal Riviera Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Yellow Popcorn on the ear

Our pumpkin patch, and now inside our greenhouse, we have a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkins, snow white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, corn shucks, corn stalks and popcorn!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Cooking onions by the pound

 

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All perennials are now 1.50 ea. and herbs are 50 cents each

Hardy Mums are $6 a pot

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Friday, October 9, 2015: Many varieties of winter squash plus pie pumpkins, all kinds of apples, and a Pumpkin Patch perfect for photo taking!

While trees are coloring much slower than normal they are starting to look quite beautiful.  There is still a chance that fall color will be spectacular this year, just later than normal.  While the foliage nor the weather makes one fully realize we are well into the fall season, our great selection of colorful fall/winter apples, winter squash, pumpkins and fall decorations should.  Since the weather has been so mild we still are picking summer vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, peppers and even some sweet corn!  For more information on what we have available along with the specials we are currently running, scroll down below the photos…
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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.

Jalapeno Peppers: $5 a 1/4 peck

PLANT SALES:

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other perennials are $1.50 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color sweet corn

Young and tender green beans

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Northwest Greening, Crispin/Mutsu, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel including Northwest Greening, Jonagold, Jonathan, Empire, Spartan Mac, Baron, Gala, Snow and Jonamac.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Royal Riviera Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Yellow Popcorn on the ear

Our pumpkin patch, and now inside our greenhouse, we have a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkins, snow white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, corn shucks, corn stalks and popcorn!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Thursday, October 8, 2015: Another beautiful fall day today plus many apples, pumpkins, and winter squash!

It looks like we might get some rain late this afternoon and tonight.  After that it looks like a spectacular Columbus Day weekend.  Just such a weekend I remember from years back when I still resided in Chicago and came up to the cottage for the Columbus Day weekend.  Since there was already a frost, the warm sunny weekend was semi-officially part of Injun Summer that year.  Well anyway, what I remember most about that long weekend was the spectacular colors, warm, sunny and gentle air AND spectacular bass fishing using a semi-floating Rapala!

View of the farm yesterday evening :)

View of the farm yesterday evening :)

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.

Jalapeno Peppers: $5 a 1/4 peck

PLANT SALES:

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other perennials are $1.50 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color sweet corn

Young and tender green beans

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel including Jonathan, Empire, Spartan Mac, Baron, Gala, Snow and Jonamac.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Royal Riviera Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Yellow Popcorn on the ear

Our pumpkin patch, and now inside our greenhouse, we have a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkins, snow white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, corn shucks, corn stalks and popcorn!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015: Pumpkins and more pumpkins! Gourds galore and corn stalks! And more!

Very foggy early this morning but it is now starting to clear and the sun is coming out!! More good news: the tree leaves are finally starting to turn!  However, the warm fall weather is continuing and the forecast is for it to continue thru the Columbus Day weekend as well as the work week that follows.  We still are picking summer vegetables like tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, peppers and eggplant although the forecasted rain tomorrow night might cause cracking problems in the tomatoes since most tomatoes in the field are either ripe or nearly ripe. Please scroll down to learn more on what we will be having for sale today as well as the specials we have available today…

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Pumpkin snowmen! :)

Pumpkin snowmen! :)

SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color sweet corn

Young and tender green beans: Just starting to pick from our last patch of beans!

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel including Jonathan, Empire, Spartan Mac, Baron, Gala, and Jonamac.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Royal Riviera Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Yellow Popcorn on the ear

Our pumpkin patch, and now inside our greenhouse, we have a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, snow white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, corn shucks, corn stalks and popcorn!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.

SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015: Winter Squash, deliciously sweet and only gets sweeter over time! Plus pumpkins galore and more!

Frostless, mild fall weather continues!  The forecast is for even warmer air coming next week!  We still are picking every day summer vegetables like tomatoes, sweet corn, beans, peppers and eggplant.  Of course, we also have, and still are harvesting, our fall fruits and vegetables.  For more information on what we have available along with our specials, please scroll down…

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color sweet corn

Young and tender green beans: Just starting to pick from our last patch of beans!

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel including Jonathan, Empire, Spartan Mac, Baron, Gala, and Jonamac.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Royal Riviera Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Our pumpkin patch has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.

SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Monday, October 5, 2015: Pumpkin patch has pumpkins of all sizes to choose from plus many deliciously sweet winter squash

Still not a hint of frost as far as can be seen by perusing the weather maps.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s newsletter, this has been a strange fall season.  This weather has good and bad points but let’s just look at the good right now.  We are still picking many types of summer vegetables like sweet corn, tomatoes, beans, peppers, eggplant and more.  While this looks to be a warm sunny week it isn’t Injun Summer yet officially since there hasn’t been a frost.  While there are a few trees turning color, it will be sometime before peak color is reached.

We are also picking a good selection of fall/winter apples, all types of winter squash and all types of pumpkins.  We are also still digging potatoes and pulling onions.  We will also start harvesting our parsnips in a few days and we just might have some rutabaga by the end of the month. For details on what we have available now just scroll down and read more.  This blog post is loaded with information that should be of interest to you.

Excerpts from this week’s e-newsletter (Subscribe HERE):

This has been a very strange fall season.  However, I can’t complain since it has also been a very kind and helpful fall.  First off there hasn’t been any frost to worry about and the… READ MORE

[W]e also are harvesting a nice pumpkin crop including giant pumpkins but like usual, Bambi and his mom and dad have… READ MORE

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color sweet corn

Young and tender green beans: Just starting to pick from our last patch of beans!

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel and start at $8.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Royal Riviera Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Our pumpkin patch has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Canning tomatoes: $12 a half bushel (Very limited supply!)

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.

SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Saturday, October 3, 2015: Large selection of apple variety packs, canning and roma tomatoes by the half bushel, and lots more!

While today looks to be a dry day, it will be fortunate if we see any sun.   While there isn’t any frost forecast during the next 7 to 8 days, it is getting late in the season and normally all we need to receive a frost this late is cool weather along with calm wind and a crystal clear night sky.  Of course areas close to inland lakes are the last to get a frost so its possible this year that those areas may not get a killing frost until around after Halloween.

We have been busy picking many, many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze and more.  We also have great selections of winter squash and all types of pumpkins. In addition we still have great quality tomatoes, beans, peppers and sweet corn.  Read more what we have below the photos…

View of the farm yesterday afternoon.

View of the farm yesterday afternoon.

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Sweet Onions: $3 a 1/4 peck

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel: Jonathan $10, Spartan Mac $10,  Baron $8, and more!

Apple variety packs! Looking for a sampling of our many varieties? We have variety packs available in peck baskets, with three or more varieties per peck.  

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color Mirai sweet corn

Green Beans

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Hawaii, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, Macoun, Mollies Delicious, and Earliblaze. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel and start at $8.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Our pumpkin patch has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Canning tomatoes: $12 a half bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a half bushel

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.

SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

SPECIAL NOTE TO SENIOR PROJECT FRESH, WIC PROJECT FRESH AND BRIDGE CARD (EBT Card) CUSTOMERS REGARDING PUMPKINS:

We strictly follow the guidelines put out by the officials of these helpful organizations.  This means we can only accept Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons as well as EBT cards for pumpkins that are sold explicitly for food (Sugar/Pie Pumpkins).  While we do sell Giant Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, it is assumed these pumpkins will be used for decorations AND NOT FOR FOOD so we cannot accept payment for these decorative pumpkins with Senior Project Fresh or WIC Project Fresh coupons or the Bridge (EBT) Card.  For more details please contact the organizations from which you received the coupons or EBT card.  Thank you.

Friday, October 2, 2015: Apples, apples!! Honeycrisp, Snow, Jonathan and many more! Also canning tomatoes and winter squash by the 1/2 bushel!

It now looks more and more likely that the European model of Joaquin’s path is more accurate than yesterday’s Hurricane Center’s projected path.  If this is the true path Joaquin shouldn’t cause the US much trouble.  However, there is another tropical system that is causing headaches already to the SE and mid-atlantic states.This system may give us some light showers Sunday.  After this the weather appears mild and dry.

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Sweet Onions: $3 a 1/4 peck

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel: Cortland $12, Spartan Mac $10 and Baron $8

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color Mirai sweet corn

Green Beans

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, and Macoun. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel and start at $10.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Our pumpkin patch has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound and 1/4 peck

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Canning tomatoes: $12 a half bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a half bushel

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.

SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green tomatoes by the pound

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

Thursday, October 1, 2015: First day of October with lots of pumpkins and fall decorations to choose from! More on hurricane Joaquin…

Despite what you may have heard on morning news from New York, the latest National Hurricane Center’s projected forecast for hurricane Joaquin is for it to hit New York City.  However, the European model shows its tract to be east of the coast.  I’m not sure why those in New York are seemingly trying to downplay this hurricane I hope it isn’t just wishful thinking.  Whatever, it is it is way too soon to say anything for sure.  Since this is an El Nino year and few El Nino years have trouble with Atlantic hurricanes striking the US, it does seem logical to assume that this hurricane won’t be as bad as it looks right now.  Perhaps that too, is wishful thinking…

While it got quite chilly last night there wasn’t a damaging frost.  While we are already well into the fall season, we still have nice sweet and tender sweet corn, tender and tasty beans, freshly picked slicing and canning tomatoes, peppers and other warm season vegetables.  Of course, we also have apples, winter squash, potatoes, onions, all types of pumpkins and other cool/fall weather crops.
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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Sweet Onions: $3 a 1/4 peck

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel: Cortland $12, Spartan Mac $10 and Baron $8

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grape plants are all $8 each.

Rhubarb plants are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color Mirai sweet corn

Green Beans

Many varieties of apples including Honeycrisp, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Baron, Jonathan, Empire, and Macoun. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Select varieties of apples are also sold by the half bushel and start at $10.

Sweet and juicy Asian Pears

Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel

Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash

Our pumpkin patch has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks!

Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel

Yukon gold potatoes

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound and 1/4 peck

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound.

Canning tomatoes: $12 a half bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a half bushel

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

“Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart.

SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green tomatoes by the pound

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers

Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room.

Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot

Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each.

All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015: Sweet and Flavorful Winter Squash, Many Kinds! Plus Canning and Roma Paste Tomatoes by the Half Bushel! Hurricane Coming???

The latest forecast from the Hurricane Center is for the newly formed hurricane Joaquinn to hit New York City late Monday or early Tuesday.  However, the track is likely to change although at this time this is the most likely scenario.  While Joaquinn will likely move a bit northwest from where it hits the coast, right now it doesn’t look like its rain and storms will make it as far as western Michigan.  However, we must keep a watchful eye on this storm since, as I mentioned in earlier blogs, the atmosphere is different from years past.  While tropical systems sometimes affect Newaygo County most come up from the Gulf and not the east coast.  This year, who knows?

 

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SPECIALS for today:

CLASSIC MINIATURE PUMPKIN SPECIAL (perfect for weddings, reunions, parties, school projects, camp projects!): 50 pumpkins for $15

WHITE “Snowball” PUMPKIN SPECIAL: 30 for $15

Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel

Winter Squash (select varieties): $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel (Winter squash can be stored to Christmas and for some varieties they will last through most of the winter. Check out this link here on how to store winter squash: http://migarden.msu.edu/uploads/files/wintersquashPreservation.pdf)

Pie Pumpkins: $12 a bushel (can also be mixed with winter squash or vice versa!)

Red Norland Potatoes: $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel for field run (Potatoes can be stored all the way till next planting season! Here is an excellent article about storing potatoes: http://www.potatopro.com/news/2009/how-to-store-potatoes-at-home)

Sweet Onions: $3 a 1/4 peck

Slicing tomatoes: $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel: Cortland $12, Spartan Mac $10 and Baron $8

All herb pots are 50 cents each

All other plants located in greenhouse are under $2 each

Fruit trees are $20 a pot (Fall is a great time to plant fruit trees!)

Blueberries, raspberries, and grapes are all $8 each.

Rhubarb are $5 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color Mirai sweet corn Green Beans Many varieties of apples including, Honeycrisp, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze, Jonamac, Gala, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, and Baron. Select varieties are also sold by the half bushel. We will be picking more varieties today including Jonathan, Empire, and Macoun. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.) Sweet and Juicy Asian Pears Winter Squash: Acorn, butternut, buttercup, spaghetti, Heart of Gold, Blue Hubbard and Celebration. SPECIAL: Select varieties (pie pumpkins included) are $7 a 1/2 bushel or $12 a bushel Pie Pumpkins: SPECIAL $12 a bushel and can be mixed with winter squash Our pumpkin patch has a wide selection of fall decorations including large and small jack-o-lantern type pumpkins, white pumpkins, our classic miniatures, Giant pumpkins, decorative and colorful gourds, green gourds, and corn shucks! Red Norland potatoes (red skin with white flesh) SPECIAL: Red potatoes are $10 a 1/2 bushel or $18 a bushel Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound and 1/4 peck Fresh stiff-neck garlic Large, beautiful, vine-ripened slicing tomatoes by the pound. Canning tomatoes: $12 a half bushel Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a half bushel Heirloom tomatoes by the pound “Little Red” salad-sized tomatoes by the quart. SunSugar (orange), Black Cherry (dark purple), Sweetie (red), SunPeach (pink), and various heirloom cherry tomatoes by the pint Green tomatoes by the pound Green Bell Peppers by the pound Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana Jalapeno Peppers Find original gourd art and hand-carved birdhouses in our Arts and Craft Room. Apple trees, including Honeycrisp. SALE: they are currently $20 a pot Other edible potted plants include: Blueberries, Fall and June bearing red raspberries, seeded and seedless grapes, rhubarb. SALE: All are now $8 each and rhubarb are $5 each. All plants in greenhouse are on sale! Prices range from $2 to 50 cents each.