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Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Indian Summer continues today with sunny skies and pleasant temps! Plus pumpkins, apples, winter squash and much more!

The third day of Indian Summer awaits us here in Newaygo County!  This year it looks like this first Indian Summer of 2015 will sort of fizzle out instead of coming to a sudden crash.  It also looks like we just might wind up with another Indian Summer in about 10 days.

SPECIAL NOTE TO WIC PROJECT FRESH AND SENIOR MARKET FRESH CUSTOMERS:

All coupons will expire October 31! We cannot accept coupons after this date. Look forward to seeing you this week and next! 

Mutsu (aka Crispin) are excellent fresh eating apples with their crisp, sweet, juicy flesh and makes great sauce and pies!

Mutsu (aka Crispin) are excellent fresh eating apples with their crisp, sweet, juicy flesh, and they make for great sauce and pies!

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What we will be having today:

Green Beans

Slicing tomatoes by the pound

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Sweet Banana peppers by the pound

Jalapeno Peppers

APPLES! Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Northern Spy, Idared, Roman Beauty, Splendor, Calville Blanc, Jonalicious, Surprise, Red Gold, Northwest Greening, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin/Mutsu, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Macoun, Hawaii, Kandil Sinap, Tolman Sweet, Ashmead’s Kernel, King David, and Senator. More apples will be harvested later this week including Blushing Golden and Fuji.

This week you will find that we have converted our heirloom tomato display to an apple display! This makes it easy for you to sample most any of our 30+ apple varieties for just $1.28 a pound or $4 a 2-qt box.

SPECIAL: Many apples are sold in larger quantities starting at $8 a 1/2 bushel.

SPECIAL: Honeycrisp are also sold in larger quantities starting at $10 a peck.

SPECIAL: We are now selling Apple Variety Packs (with at least three different varieties) for $12.99 a peck. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Freshly dug Parsnips

Royal Riviera Pears: Limited supply!

Eggplant

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

Pie Pumpkins

Popcorn on the ear

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, corn stalks and corn shucks! We have quantity specials on our miniature pumpkins and our white pumpkins. Miniatures: 50 for $15 and White pumpkins 30 for $15.

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

Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh).

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Cooking onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

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

Hardy Mums

Apple trees. 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.

Click on photo to enlarge!

Click on photo to enlarge!

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SPECIALS for today:

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

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)

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

 

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.

Sunrise over Pickerel Lake

Sunrise over Pickerel Lake

Friday, October 16, 2015: Over 30 varieties of freshly picked apples now available!!

Today and tomorrow will be cool although there will be some sun and most likely some showers as well.  While there is no guarantee it does look highly likely we will have our first frost of this fall this weekend.  Actually, we are assuming it will freeze tonight and tomorrow night.  As I mentioned earlier Injun Summer looks like it will start Sunday afternoon and last much of next week and perhaps even longer. Keep in mind that during genuine Injun Summer we have little, if any, summer vegetables available!  However, we have a real nice apple crop this year of over 30 varieties of large tasty apples that should suit every taste and use.

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Fresh parsnips

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SPECIALS for today:

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

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)

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:

Green Beans

Slicing tomatoes by the pound

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers: SPECIAL: $5 a 1/4 peck

APPLES APPLES APPLES!! Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Northern Spy, Calville Blanc D’Hiver, King David, Idared, Jonalicious, Surprise, Red Gold, Gala, Northwest Greening, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin/Mutsu, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Macoun, Hawaii, Kandil Sinap, and Tolman Sweet

SPECIAL: Many apples are sold in larger quantities starting at $8 a 1/2 bushel.

SPECIAL: Honeycrisp are also sold in larger quantities starting at $10 a peck.

SPECIAL: We are now selling Apple Variety Packs (with at least three different varieties) for $12.99 a peck. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Freshly dug Parsnips

Asian Pears: Very limited supply!

Royal Riviera Pears: Limited supply!

Eggplant

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

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

Popcorn on the ear

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, corn stalks and corn shucks! We have quantity specials on our miniature pumpkins and our white pumpkins. Miniatures: 50 for $15 and White pumpkins 30 for $15.

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

Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh).

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Cooking onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

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

Hardy Mums

Apple trees. 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.

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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 14, 2015: Northern Spy, Idared, Honeycrisp, and many more apples! Also beans, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, potatoes, etc. etc

Today looks nice.  Sun, light winds and comfortable temperatures awaits us.  Keep in mind a freeze is likely Friday and/or Saturday nights.  Sunday should be fairly nice in the afternoon and Injun Summer will slowly set in on Monday.  How long Injun Summer lasts this year is exactly ?? days. The freeze this weekend (if it happens, which looks likely) will put an end to our freshly picked beans and while it is possible some of our tomatoes and peppers will escape it, it will cause heavy losses.

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SPECIALS for today:

APPLES by the half bushel starting at $8

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)

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

backwallgiantpumpkin

What we will be having today:

Green Beans

Slicing tomatoes by the pound

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers: SPECIAL: $5 a 1/4 peck

APPLES APPLES APPLES!! Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Northern Spy, Idared, Jonalicious, Surprise, Red Gold, Gala, Northwest Greening, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin/Mutsu, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Macoun, Hawaii, Kandil Sinap, and Tolman Sweet

SPECIAL: Many apples are sold in larger quantities starting at $8 a 1/2 bushel.

SPECIAL: Honeycrisp are also sold in larger quantities starting at $10 a peck.

SPECIAL: We are now selling Apple Variety Packs (with at least three different varieties) for $12.99 a peck. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Freshly dug Parsnips

Asian Pears: Very limited supply!

Royal Riviera Pears: Limited supply!

Eggplant

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

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

Popcorn on the ear

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, corn stalks and corn shucks! We have quantity specials on our miniature pumpkins and our white pumpkins. Miniatures: 50 for $15 and White pumpkins 30 for $15.

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

Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh).

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound

Red onions by the pound

Cooking onions by the pound and 1/4 peck

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

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

Hardy Mums

Apple trees. 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. 

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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 12, 2015: Huge variety of apples to choose from! Plus many pumpkins and beautiful fall decorations!

Today we should see some sun although the satellite shows some clouds moving this way.  It will be mild and quite pleasant Columbus Day..  It sure looks like that there is a good chance of a frost coming by this weekend which will likely finish our beans and perhaps even our tomatoes and peppers.  Right now our last bean patch is producing quite well with tender and tasty beans.  By next Monday it looks like it will be wiped out by frost since beans are about the most tender to frost crops we grow.  We were blessed this year with quite a good yield of tender and tasty beans.

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Excerpts from this week’s e-newsletter:

While we haven’t had a frost yet at Magicland Farms, we are done picking sweet corn for 2015.  We planted around 40 patches of sweet corn and the last patch was… READ MORE

Keep in mind we have only picked roughly a quarter of our fall/winter apples and there are several varieties that are so late in ripening we won’t be picking until late this week.  While our apple crop looks to be of excellent size and quality in general our Mutsu/Crispin crop really… 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)

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

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What we will be having today:

Green Beans

Slicing tomatoes by the pound

Heirloom tomatoes by the pound

SunSugar cherry tomatoes by the pint

Green Bell Peppers by the pound

Colored peppers including bell, super sweets, and Sweet Banana

Jalapeno Peppers: SPECIAL: $5 a 1/4 peck

Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Jonalicious, Surprise, Red Gold, Gala, Northwest Greening, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Crispin/Mutsu, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, Empire, Jonathan, Macoun, Hawaii, Kandil Sinap, and Tolman Sweet. Later in the week we will start picking our Northern Spy, Golden Russet and more!
SPECIAL: Many apples are sold in larger quantities starting at $8 a 1/2 bushel.
SPECIAL: Honeycrisp are also sold in larger quantities starting at $10 a peck.
SPECIAL: We are now selling Apple Variety Packs (with at least three different varieties) for $12.99 a peck.

(We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Freshly dug Parsnips

Asian Pears: Very limited supply!

Royal Riviera Pears: Limited supply!

Eggplant

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

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

Popcorn on the ear

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, corn stalks and corn shucks! We have quantity specials on our miniature pumpkins and our white pumpkins. Miniatures: 50 for $15 and White pumpkins 30 for $15.

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

Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh).

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound and Red onions by the pound and cooking onions by the pound

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

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

Hardy Mums

Apple trees. 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.

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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 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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015: Canning tomatoes and roma paste tomatoes by the half bushel!

Spent much 0f yesterday picking tomatoes for canning because of the rain forecast for today. Right now it looks like there will be showers off and on all morning.  Hopefully much of the afternoon will be dry.  Cooler temperatures today means warming the kitchen will feel really nice! We have a good supply of canning tomatoes by the half bushel and a pretty good supply of Roma paste tomatoes.

Lots of apples to choose from for fresh eating (sweet or tart), and for cooking, sauce and pies. We have apples available by the 1/2 peck and 1/4 peck as well as 1/2 bushel quantities.

Honeycrisp!!!

Honeycrisp!!!

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

Young and tender Green and Yellow 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 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 now 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.

 

Wednesday. September 23, 2015: FAll is officially here but one has to look at the calendar to figure this one out!

Another beautiful late summer day is ahead today as well as the rest of the week including the weekend, although it is now completely and officially  Autumn.  Today is the first day of astronomical Fall when the earth’s tilt causes the sun at the equator to appear directly overhead at solar noon.  My dad, who was stationed in the south pacific during WW2 never could get use to the fact that the sun would set so abruptly in the evening–5 minutes before sunset it was bright and sunny and 10 minutes later it was pitch dark!  As I mentioned even more times than I like, meteorologic Fall starts on September 1 and economic Fall on the day after Labor Day.

While it is now FAll, no matter which definition you are going by, and we have a long spell of late summer weather ahead, it is not Injun Summer yet since there hasn’t been a killing frost –in fact it didn’t even come close, at least at Magicland Farms.  Because of this we have a wide range of produce available, from sweet corn, beans, tomatoes and other warm season vegetables to fall apples, winter squash, pumpkins and other fall/winter fruit and vegetables.

SPECIALS for today:

Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel

Bell Peppers: $6 a peck

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 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: Stark Jumbo $12, 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

Hardy Mums are $5.50 each

What we will be having today:

Bi-color Mirai and all-white Mirai Young and tender Green and Yellow Beans

Many varieties of apples including, Honeycrisp, Zestar, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze, Jonamac, McIntosh, Gala, Wealthy, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, and Baron. Select varieties are also sold by the half bushel. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Ready-to-eat Bartlett Pears Sweet and Juicy Asian Pears

Slicing cucumbers and pickles: Our last patch is almost done for the year!

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  can be mixed with winter squash.

Our pumpkin patch now 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) and Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh).

Sweet and mild Riverside yellow sweet onions by the pound and 1/4 peck Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Cut sunflowers Large slicing tomatoes by the pound – SPECIAL: $5 a 2-qt tray

Canning tomatoes – $12 a half bushel! Roma paste tomatoes – $15 a half bushel (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 tomatoes by the pound

Green Bell Peppers by the pound – SPECIAL: $6 a peck 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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015: Many kinds of apples, sweet and juicy Asian pears, high quality canning tomatoes, and more!

Unbelievably beautiful late summer weather rolls on and on… While the days are pleasantly warm the nights are cool enough to bring color to apples and we should finally see more maple leaves change to fiery reds and oranges. The weather is still warm enough to keep the tomatoes at top quality.  The forecast for the next few days shows a warm-up that may slow the increase in reds in both apples and leaves but we are approaching October and at least a bit of cooler weather should likely make its presence felt soon in Michigan.  However, this is such a strange year that nothing is guaranteed.

We are now harvesting many varieties of apples. See the discussion below the photos for more details.  For our description of the fall/winter apples we grow see our PDF booklet we wrote on most (but not all) of the fall/winter apples BOOKLET ON FALL/WINTER APPLES WE GROW.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

SPECIALS for today:

Canning tomatoes: $12 a 1/2 bushel

Roma paste tomatoes: $15 a 1/2 bushel

Bell Peppers: $6 a peck

Sweet Onions: $3 a 1/4 peck

Slicing tomatoes are $5 a 2-qt tray

APPLES by the half bushel: Stark Jumbo $12, 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 and all-white Mirai

Young and tender Green and Yellow Beans

Honeycrisp, Zestar, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze, Jonamac, McIntosh, Gala, Wealthy, Stark Jumbo, Snow, Spartan Mac, Cortland, and Baron. Select varieties are also sold by the half bushel. (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Ready-to-eat Bartlett Pears

Sweet and Juicy Asian Pears

Slicing cucumbers and pickles: Our last patch is almost done for the year!

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, can be mixed with winter squash.

Our pumpkin patch now 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) and Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh). We will be having potatoes by the half bushel starting tomorrow.

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

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Cut sunflowers

Large slicing tomatoes by the pound – SPECIAL: $5 a 2-qt tray

Canning tomatoes – $12 a half bushel!

Roma paste tomatoes – $15 a half bushel (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 tomatoes by the pound

Green Bell Peppers by the pound – SPECIAL: $6 a peck

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.

Monday, September 21, 2015: Beautiful late summer weather this week despite the calendar showing that astronomically Wednesday will start Fall (Economically and Meteorologically Fall has been going on for sometime)

While we were a little concerned about the heavy rain forecast last week thinking if the forecast was correct a large percentage of our ripe tomatoes would be cracked, we are grateful that we received as much as we did and to top off the good news the rain wasn’t only less than forecast but didn’t last as long as originally forecast which means few ripe tomatoes were cracked by it!  It is likely that will be the last measurable rain for this September and we are going into October which is the driest or second driest month (on average) of the year!

Excerpts from our weekly e-newsletter:

For the last few weeks I have been keeping an eye on the changing colors of the tree’s leaves, the weather trends compared to other Septembers I remember, and the many mathematical weather forecast models that are around (primarily the US, European and Canadian ones).  All of this information has me wondering a bit about what is going on this year.  As Sherlock Holmes said to his doctor friend “Something is afoot Watson” or something like that. To start it off, the leaves are not changing like they usually do… READ MORE
As I remember my mother telling me, I was 2 or 3 when her and my dad first started taking me and my sister to the cottage on Pickerel Lake.  I remember for the first 2 or 3 years we got water from a hand pushed pitcher pump that was on a concrete slab about 15 feet from our kitchen door… READ MORE

View of our last corn patch which was planted over our very first corn patch!

View of our last corn patch which was planted over our very first corn patch!

What we will be having today:

Bi-color Mirai and all-white Mirai

Young and tender Green and Yellow Beans

Honeycrisp, Zestar, Mollies Delicious, Earliblaze,  Jonamac, McIntosh, Gala, Wealthy, Stark Jumbo, and Snow. We will start picking our Spartan Macs, Cortland, and Baron a little later this week.  (We wrote a PDF booklet about all the fall and winter apples we grow. Check it out HERE.)

Bartlett Pears: We will start picking our Asian pears a little later this week.

Slicing cucumbers and pickles: Our last patch is almost done for year!

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

Pie Pumpkins

Our pumpkin patch now 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) and Yukon Gold potatoes (yellow skin with gold flesh). We will be having potatoes by the half bushel a little later this week.

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

Fresh stiff-neck garlic

Cut sunflowers

Large slicing tomatoes by the pound – SPECIAL: $5 a 2-qt tray

Canning tomatoes – $12 a half bushel!

Roma paste tomatoes – $15 a half bushel (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 tomatoes by the pound

Green Bell Peppers by the pound – SPECIAL: $6 a peck

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.

Peach and apple trees. 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.