Mark your calendars for Sept 30th! Starting at 10am, we’re opening the doors to the farm! Bring a picnic blanket & some lunch and enjoy the a beautiful day in the country! This event is from 10am until 1pm. We’ll have some fun activities going on:
- “Guess the Weight of the Ukranian Winter Squash” contest-win a Goodie Box of LTD Farmstead Foods!
- “Acrobatic Puppy” performances by Belle
- A Nature Walk
- Ducklings to snuggle
- lots of samples
- Goats to hang out with
- Hot beverages and a bonfire to warm up
Come pick up SUPER fresh Duck eggs, handmade goatmilk soaps, as well as delicious, fresh veggies and Andrew’s beautiful stone Mortar & Pestles. We’ll have a limited number of fresh rabbits available – Email to reserve your rabbits.
Andrew’s Mom makes this amazing doll furniture which she’ll have on display for you to check out, makes a GREAT GIFT for that little someone special! Check out her website here: http://arlettarueandco.com/
Our next door neighbors raise alpacas and we’re hoping to have some of their beautiful alpaca yarn, fleeces and roving here as well!
Part of what we love about this region is the abundance of other awesome farmers, so we’ll be giving you a list of some great places near us to stop by on your way back home, a Wisconsin Food “Crawl”! The Stillwater bridge is closed, so we’re directing everyone to come on 94 through Hudson, and drive home on Hwy 8 through Taylor’s Falls. All these great places are located right along Highway 8, heading back to the Cities:
- Balsam Lake Brick Oven Breads -awesome organic breads!(http://www.balsamlakebreads.com/)
- Tiny Planet Produce- organically grown pumpkins, winter squash, and more from Ben and Andrea (to be confirmed)
- Maple Syrup at Glenna Farms (http://www.glennafarms.com/)
- Apples at Deedon Lake Orchard http://www.deedonlake.com/) 715.986.2757 (to be confirmed)
We can’t wait to show you our farm and see you here!
We had our first slight frost a couple nights ago, and so much of the summer garden is being cleared out now, tilled and cover-cropped to prevent erosion as well as adding organic material next spring. The basil is being dried, cabbages being krauted, peppers being sriracha-ed, eggplants waiting to go into the next CSA shares, and tomatoes being sauced (we have a whole new crop coming along in the frost-free hoophouse!)
As you can see, our fall crops are doing just fine with the cold, in fact, they thrive this time of year. October is the end of our CSA season, and the last boxes will be full of so much goodness…. baby pumpkins & winter squash, arugula, fresh tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, baby leeks, chard, spinach, cabbage, Napa cabbage, red & green meat winter radishes, daikon radish, carrots, scallions, beets/turnips, onions, garlic, & hopefully hoophouse cucumbers and peppers, as well as romanesco (it’s growing so slowly!)