Posts Tagged ‘tomatoes’

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.

Enjoy the fruits of summer while you can!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Peach season is moving right along.  We currently have our tree-ripened white-fleshed and yellow-fleshed freestone peaches at the market.  The white-fleshed variety has a tropical flavor; it’s both lovely and tasty when combined with blueberries and/or traditional yellow-fleshed peaches.  We still have plenty of our own vine-ripened cantaloupe and watermelons, and we currently have local blueberries, but the season will end soon.  Our vine-ripened tomatoes are now tasty and looking good!   We now have some late-summer apples from our orchards; Zestar! (the father of SweeTango(R)) and Gingergold are now ripe.  Look for our SweeTango(R) apples by September 1!

Tomato season is here!

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

You say “toe-may-toe”, and I say “toe-mah-toe”–but we all say “Hooray!”  because tomato season has arrived here in Oceana County!  Our vine-ripened tomatoes are now available at our market.  Just a tip–the very ripest ones get snagged right away, so pick up some today for this weekend’s BLTs, and let them get that much riper on your counter at home.  Oh, boy, we’ve been waiting for this farm fresh flavor!

Photos on home page

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The photos on our home page were taken July 11.  They are of early sweet corn, peaches, apricots, black sweet cherries, tart (Montmorency) cherries, and our tomatoes which are not ripe yet.  We are growing all of these right here in Hart!

How close to ripe are they?

Friday, June 11th, 2010

If you look at our home page, you will see six photos showing how crops are growing on our farm in Hart.  You’ll see Dave thinning off some frost-scarred apples; we hope that the apples that remain on the trees will be great quality SweeTango(R) apples by the end of August!  The next photo shows our earliest sweet corn (with my cousin Jeff Hawley’s legs for reference); the old saying for sweet corn, “Knee-high by the 4th of July” doesn’t apply–it will be knee-high by mid-June!  Next is a tart cherry tree, then a light sweet cherry tree, and then a black sweet cherry tree.  The tart cherries and light sweet cherries are similarly colored yellow; the black sweets have started turning red.  We should have ripe sweet cherries around June 19, if all goes well.  The final photo shows our tomatoes, staked, mulched, and trickle irrigated.  They are blooming right now, so we have to be patient.  We expect ripe tomatoes around the middle of July this year.

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