An Apple a Day?

Jonathan Apples

At our last farmer’s market of the year several folks stopped to say how beautiful the apples were, but I sold exactly 3 apples. Seriously? We have several hundred pounds to move.

Padron peppers, the original poppers

Padron Peppers

New for the farm this year, padron peppers. These early ripening peppers are a stock item on the menu of Spanish tapas bars. Sauté them in smoking hot olive oil until they brown and blister, sprinkle with salt, and pop them in your mouth! They have just a touch of heat, but every tenth one is a little hotter – Russian roulette with food

The new hoop house begins production

High Tunnel #2

The new hoop house is complete, and it survived the weight of 2′ of wet snow without damage. Although the weather continues to be exceptionally cold (Feb. temperatures have averaged 10 degrees below normal below normal) we have begun transplanting lettuce and hakurei turnip plants. These should be ready for harvest in late April, to be replaced by pepper, eggplant, and tomato plants.

New Hoop House!

High & Dry Farm is constructing a new high tunnel greenhouse, in preparation for the new growing season. We have almost completed installation of the supporting hoops.  No prefab kits here. The hoops are fabricated from chain link fence top rail, which is bent into the correct curve on-site.