Posts Tagged ‘sweet corn’

Grin from Ear to Ear

Friday, July 20th, 2012

You’ll grin from ear to ear while enjoying our marvelous sweet corn, picked fresh daily! It’s sweet, tender, and oh-so-delicious! We got about 3″ of much-needed rain here in Hart over the past few days, which will really help the later corn develop to maximum potential! Sweet corn and pumpkins are two of the only crops that we do not have trickle irrigation on, so the rain was essential for us.

Our own Apricots, Today until they’re gone!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

A few apricots escaped the frosts (& escaped detection early in their development–big green apricot leaves do a good job at concealing little green apricots), & are at the market today. We also have the earliest of our sweet, juicy peaches, our own bell peppers (first picking), zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, summer plums (Methley, Early Magic, Early Golden), tart cherries, & Honeycrisp while they last, and local blueberries. We hope to start harvesting our fresh sweet corn on Saturday.

Photos on the Home Page

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

I just took some photos around our farm in Hart, and they are now on our home page. You will see some big leaves and blossoms and a teeny little summer squash (soon we’ll be harvesting some. We have some zucchini getting ready now, but summer squash seem always to lag behind.). The three bright red cherries are Montmorency (tart/”sour”/ “pie”) cherries, ready to be harvested. We’ve been hand-picking some for the market since June 22, and will probably have some through the week of the 4th of July. Light sweet cherries and black sweet cherries are the next photos. We are hand-picking them currently, and will certainly have them through this weekend. Dave hopes we will still have some through next week (the week of July 4th) as well, but that depends a lot on the weather and demand. The next photo shows some apples sizing up; we hope that these will make the grade to be called SweeTango(R) in mid-August. The final photo shows our earliest sweet corn, in tassel and growing nicely. We expect to be eating some in mid-July!

Photos on Home Page

Monday, June 20th, 2011

We (Dave & Joann Rennhack) took a farm tour on Sunday, June 19 to check out our crops.  I took a camera along, so you can see, too.    On the photos on our home page, our earliest sweet corn is pictured with Dave kneeling, showing that it is knee-high by Father’s Day in 2011.  The next photo shows some of our light sweet cherries, with bright yellow mustard (Dave uses special seed; it’s a natural biofumigant) in the background.  Can you guess what Dave is doing amongst the apple trees?  He is counting apples on a young tree, to make sure the fruit load is appropriate for the size.  These lush-looking apple trees will be producing SweeTango(R) apples around September 10 or so.  In the next photo are some early black sweet cherries, which will be much riper and darker in a couple of weeks.  The photo with the tall posts & wires shows some small, young sweet cherry trees that Dave is growing on a tall spindle system; right now they are supported by bamboo poles.  The sixth photo shows some little tomatoes coming along nicely.

SweeTango(R) Harvest Starts!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Yippee!  The harvest of SweeTango(R) apples begins todayon our farm in Hart!  These are the great new apples you’ve been waiting for!  We are pretty excited about them, as you might guess from our home page–three of the six rotating photos feature them!  One photo shows an orchard, one shows the top of a tree with apples on it, and one shows Dave enjoying a nice ripe SweeTango(R) apple!  Mmm-mmm!  The other photos show our fall plums, peaches, and sweet corn, all available & tasty!

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