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We are in the fast track! So much to do this time of year. With the days getting shorter the timing becomes even more critical. Now is the time for grapes , winter squash begins and apples from the mountains. The beans and peas are still coming in strong, mustard greens , rape, arugula, turnip greens all look good. Carrots are up and look the best they have in many years, beets and turnips off to a good start. Several varieties of beautiful organic eggplant available now. We still have some neat peppers. The heirloom tomatoes have been slow but they are sizing up so we are still hoping to have a fall crop.
It will soon be here!!! Indigo Farms fall Event Days!
Oct 3 is Farm Heritage Day , Oct 17 is Pumpkin Day PYO Pumpkins are on these days as well as Saturday mornings. Please help spread the word. Good Times make great memories!!
PYO blueberries will be available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30-10:30. If you do not see someone at the field go to the market before you go into the field.
We are still able to get O' Henry peaches. That variety will not be available for long so catch them now.
PYO blueberries will be open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and we will see about Saturday( rain in forecast). 7:30 -10:30 Blueberries are one to the top health foods you can eat. You can freeze them and enjoy them all year but you can only pick them in season.
Blueberry picking continues to look good. PYO for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. 7:30 to 10:30.
Watermelon season has hit the sweet spot. The seedless have been fantastic. The prices are really good too. We still have some yellow flesh melons but don't expect to be able to have them after this week .
Peach season is hitting well also. Now is the time to buy them in volume.
The picture of the seedless watermelon is one of our watermelons taken by a friend. She was slicing the melon in pieces and this is what she found. It makes a point. A good watermelon has to have a good heart!
The blueberry field will be open Thursday morning 7:30 to 10:30. It will be closed Friday and open back on Saturday morning. PLEASE note that on Saturday the 25th there will be a race on the farm between two competing road runner clubs. For PYO blueberries just follow the blueberry signs to the field. You will be going to the field a different way.
Be sure to check out the seedless watermelons. They are really good right now!!
PYO will be open Tuesday and Wednesday and Saturday. 7:30 to 10:30am. Thursday and Friday we will wait and see how the weather is on those days.
Tomatoes, watermelons and peaches are on the big stage this week. Now is the time to try different varieties of watermelon. They are priced really easy for you to try several different kinds without spending lots of money.
The heat is on and so we have to keep the water on too. Staying cool and minimizing stress is important to the crops and us people. The bakery has some neat ways to cool of such as ice cream, pies, cakes, desserts and milk shakes. Enjoy the season, the calendar is moving summer along.
This is a special time of the year, so we are featuring some specials for you this Thursday through Saturday. PYO blueberries will have a discount for individuals who pick 14 lbs. They will pay $2 dollars per pound. If you pick 18 lbs or over will be $1.75 per pound.
We have a good supply of peaches so buying by the basket is possible. THe bakery has peach pound cake also.
The tomato outlook has one of the best heirloom selections anywhere around. Cherokee Purple, German Johnson, Mr. stripey, yellow tomatoes, baby romas, romas, small cherry type and more. The bakery has tomato pies!! They are good!
We have some very good corn. The white corn is very good. We are picking bicolor and yellow now. All of these are non GMO varieties.
This is a good time for cantaloupes also. Our watermelons are coming in well. We have sugar babies, Charleston greys, yellow seedless, seedless reds and mickey lees, etc. They come with a good price so check them out.
PYO blueberries will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday mornings 7:30 to 10:30 am. Please do bring a container to take your berries home in. It remains very hot so we are not encouraging people to pick later than 10:30 for now. The berries look good. We are irrigating. The garden blue variety is abundant right now. They are the small dark sweet berries that have lots of flavor. The fields will likely be open later in the week also.
We encourage you to enjoy the corn. We are still getting some of the best corn I've had in years. This Abbot Cobb variety is non GMO, a super sweet that was bred with primary attention given to seed strength. So much of good fruit rests on a good plant. I am impressed with what they have done.
It is peak peach season. We should have peaches by the basket as well as peach pound cake and other favorites in the bakery. If you haven't tried the tomato pie ask someone about it who has. You don't want to miss out on good thing especially when it is in season.