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.

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