October 24 availability The farm stand will be open from 9am - 1pm with limited availability (see note below) due to herbicide drift from our neighbor's corn fields. This Saturday, October 24 will be our last farm stand for the season but we will continue to fill preorders for Saturday pickup for at least one more week either through our Google Doc order form which gets emailed to you on Monday morning or from an email to us listing what items you would like to order for pickup by looking at the below list.
Please send us an email if you would like to be added to our Google Doc order form email list
Pinehold Gardens crops: Drift free field crops, most planted in July post drift: Broccoli $3/lb (limited) Carrots, $2/bunch Celery, large $3 each, small $2 each Collard Greens $2/bunch Escarole, $2/head (limited) Garlic, multiple varieties $1 each Kale, mix of red & green frilly varieties $2/bunch Kale, Toscano/Lacinato $3/bunch Kohlrabi $1 each Potatoes: Peter Wilcox, Carola, Adirondack Red, Adirondack Blue, Magic Molly $1.50/lb Radishes,winter(purple,green&watermelon)$.50 each Spinach $5/8 oz bag Swiss chard, Bright Lights $2/bunch Tomatillos $2/lb Turnips, Purple Top, medium size $0.50 each Turnips, Hakurei $1.50/bunch Winter squash, Acorn $1.50 each, limit of 1/customer Winter squash, Spaghetti $1/lb Winter squash, Jester $1 each Winter squash, Fairy $1/lb
Produce from Simons Gardens: Beets $2/bunch (very limited)
Amanda Raduenz, farmer in training crops: Lettuce salad mix $5/8 oz bag Spicy mustard/Asian green mix $4/8 oz bag Chicory salad mix $4/8oz bag Red oak leaf head lettuce $3 each Green oak leaf head lettuce $3 each Red and green butterhead lettuce $2.50 each Red leaf lettuce $2 each
Notes: We had to delay the opening of our on farm stand due to our farm experiencing an herbicide drift from our neighbor's corn fields which ended up contaminating almost half of our farm fields. We contacted DATCP (the State Department of Trade, Agriculture and Consumer Protection) and they took 44 samples from our fields and we received the lab test results on July 21. We cannot legally distribute or sell the crops in the affected fields as all of the samples had herbicide residue, mainly Atrazine, a product that is not labeled as safe for use on crops that are meant for human consumption. That means that we are unable to harvest 90% of of our summer crops (lettuce, escarole, fennel, carrots, beets, green beans, green onions, Swiss chard, kohlrabi, kale, pac choi, radishes, salad turnips, and field cucumbers). We will not also not have the late summer and fall crops of onions, shallots, peppers, winter squash, cantaloupes and watermelon. The only crops that were not in the fields that experienced drift are the produce in our hoophouses (tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, celery and eggplant) and our potato and garlic crop that was in a field away from the drift. Our niece Amanda also has a small plot that was away from the drifted fields.
We planted our fall crops on schedule as usual, and we also tried to replant as much of the lost crops as we could. The full season crops of onions, shallots, peppers and winter squash could not be replanted as it was too late in the year to do so as they require a full season of 90 or more days to grow and mature.
And to add insult to injury, the storms and heavy rains during the first two weeks of August will also be limiting crop availability this year.
Thank you so much for your patience during this difficult year.
Your farmers Sandy & David and farmer in training, Amanda
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