Apparently there have been a few traffic problems on our lane down to the market. A couple of customers have come in pleading, “Steve, you’ve got to do something!” I told them I wasn’t sure what I could do. One guy said,”Widen the driveway!” I said that we would have to sell about 14 tons of zucchini to pay for that. So that was two weeks ago. I did notice tire tracks in the ditch by the “Civil War Fence”. That’s what Vicky calls it usually with a prefix that is unprintable. She hates that fence. Anyway….there was evidence of drivers pulling off the drive to let someone by. This past week a customer said that there was a traffic jam on the lane, a real mess and it looked like there may have been a carjacking! I said “WHAT”!!!! I ran up to find a customer standing by her car crying and a stranger pulling her car safely off the lane so other cars could get by. She was freaked out because she didn’t know where to go or what to do, so he was just trying to help. I had know idea that our quiet little farm lane had turned into the Beltway! Something had to be done. We have set up two pull off areas that will actually have signage by tomorrow afternoon. I hope this will help avoid a 12 car pile up.
On the market front this weekend, I don’t think we have ever had so much stuff in the market at one time ever. All sorts of winter squash, crates of tomatoes (yes they’re back), cider, four types of apples and the greens, oh the greens from Flying Plow Farm are beautiful. If there ever was a time to come to the market, this is it!
In the market Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-2:
Apples-Honey Crisp, Ginger Golds, Gala and Earligold (gold delicious and granny smith hybrid)
Local Sweet Cider
Local Sweet Corn
Rousedale Organic Sweet Corn
Honey Nut Squash (mini butternuts)
Orange Kabocha Squash
Sweet Frying Peppers
Red Bell Peppers
Yellow Wax Beans
Red Russian Kale
Green Crisp Head Lettuce
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Mushrooms-Cremini and White (Friday after 2)
Fresh Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary
Dried Herbs and Teas
Meats from local farms
Hickory Chance Beef
Righteous Felon Beef Jerky Varieties
Crooked Creek Pork
Local Fermented Products from Hex Ferments such as, Kombucha, Sauerkraut, Beet Pickles and Miso Kimchi
Fresh Mozzarella (we will have it Friday afternoon after 1p)
Cheese (many flavors)
Fresh Cream Butter
Dimitri Olive Oil, Infused Oils and Balsamic Vinegars
Putnam Hill Nursery Plants
Celadon Hill Bouquets
Friday Afternoon FRESH MADE KETTLECORN from Hickory Chance Farm!
We’ll see you, down on the farm.
Vicky and Steve