Tuesday, October 20, 2015: Indian Summer Rolls On! Splendor, Honeycrisp, Roman Beauty, Northern Spy and many, many more apples! Plus we still have green beans and tomatoes!

Injun Summer continues and while it will weaken a bit in a few days it looks to be a rather long and pleasant one.  Leaves are now turning rapidly and are quite startlingly beautiful in many places–especially the maples.  Leaf raking should start before Halloween in many areas.   I remember from my time living in Chicago one of the high points of getting the home delivery of the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday paper was the color drawing of Injun Summer which, if my memory is correct, was printed on the front page of the color comic section of the Sunday paper right around October 1.  The first issue which had this classic Injun Summer art and prose was in 1907, before not only my time but my mother’s as well!  For more on Injun Summer scroll down near the end of this blog.



Calville Blanc D'Hiver - The very best pie apple!!

Calville Blanc D’Hiver – The very best pie apple!!

Roman Beauty: Best apple for baked apples!

Roman Beauty: Best apple for baked apples!


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!


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.


All coupons will expire October 31! We cannot accept coupons after this date. Look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks! 

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


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



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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