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.
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
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
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.