What’s Going on Down on the Farm

Hi Everyone,

We hope you all had a good weekend.  I had a good weekend in the market, well, with the exception of “Negative Nellie”.  Double N or N Squared, as I refer to her. She shows up only once or twice a year, seemingly, for the sole purpose of complaining about something she sees in the market.  Look, I certainly don’t mind if any one has a problem with something they have purchased and it wasn’t satisfactory.  I urge customers to let me know if there’s a problem, so I can make it right.  Saturday, Debbie Downer said,”I wanted peaches, but yours are green as grass,” and walked out.  I mumbled something I can’t print under my breath and went on with life. However, her comment stuck with me and the frustration of not being able to explain to her at what stage of growth peaches have to be picked to make it to your table not bruised and battered bugged me.  I grabbed a peach that did have a slight green tinge, went inside and cut into it.  I knew that the peach wasn’t totally ripe yet, but I wanted to see for myself just how horrible it might be.  It was pretty tasty even at that stage.  I was relieved, felt vindicated and repeated my aforementioned muttered comment out loud in the safety of our kitchen. 
 Our next batch of chicken will be ready this week and available for your on line orders and in the market too.  You can pick up the fresh chicken beginning Wednesday in the market.  Whole chickens, cut up whole chickens, leg quarters (leg & thigh), wings and boneless breast.  These birds will be a little bit smaller than the last batch.  I’m guessing 3.5-4.5 pounds.  If you order on line, your birds will be frozen for weekend pick up or delivery.  If you prefer fresh to frozen, you can always pick up your chicken order at the market Thursday or Friday.  Just let us know.
Our newly dug (check out the facebook video)https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=317718159428415 Kennebec white potatoes are available this week, along with the first of the season Apples!!!  I know, it’s exciting and depressing all at the same time.  We have the Premier Honey Crisp apples.  The Premiers have the same taste as the Honey Crisp, are 3 weeks earlier and a bit smaller.  Also from Shaw’s Orchard we have the Earligold.  The Earligold is a cross between Honey Crisp and Granny Smith apples.
We will have more cantaloupes and fresh Mozzarella this week too.

Ordering begins at 9a Tuesday morning through Wednesday evening at 10p.  Remember you can opt for Saturday delivery or pick up your order at the farm Saturday or Sunday 10-2
Have a great week!

Vicky and Steve
Rousedale Farm







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