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It's apple season! Farm stand open!

While challenging is an understatement for the season, we have made it to apple season and we are overjoyed! Our fruit stand is NOW OPEN!   After a mild winter, our fruit trees began to break bud this spring, and suffered damage from repeated nights in the mid-20s, damaging or killing many of the blossoms. For our apple crop, it meant that some varieties we have a light crop this year, and other varieties we didn't have to thin. Throughout the summer, it became drier and drier. We irrigated constantly, sending water to crops that needed it most, like our shallow-rooted young blueberry plants, young apple trees, and vegetable crops. It's still quite dry on the farm, and we are giving...

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Farm update + Ithaca plant sale + apple trees for sale!

Hello everyone! We're so glad you're here, and we hope you are safe and well. We've missed everyone since we were unable to attend the start of the season at the Ithaca Farmers Market due to Covid-19 restrictions. As you may know, this is a very challenging time for small business owners everywhere. We are doing our best to adapt to the new normal and offer more farm goods this season. We are growing more annual vegetables this year such as potatoes, greens, peas, tomatoes, melons, summer squash/zucchini, and winter squash. We will try to open our fruit stand prior to apple season with summer vegetables.  Now that we have farm produce and edible plant starts to sell, we will be at...

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April on the farm- the world is beginning to green up!

Scenes from our farm on April 6, 2020 The first blooming strawberry of the year. Strawberries growing in our new Rimol Nor'Easter High Tunnel. We erected this high tunnel in fall 2019 after we received a NRCS EQIP grant. Thank you, NRCS and Rimol! Shortly after taking this photo, I noticed that the nice oat straw I lovingly mulched the strawberries with is starting to germinate in spots. Oh no! Looks like we'll have to hand pull some oats! We just finished pruning blueberries + rubbing flower buds off all 2000 of the young blueberry plants we put in last spring. If you look very closely in the above photo, you can see young blueberry plants in those rows.  ...

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