Sunday, October 19, 2014

Just 2 more weeks of CSA.
Our Fall/Winter CSA and farmers' markets start November 7. See previous newsletter for details.

Choose 8 for small share, 10 for large share 
watermelon radishes
pac choi Brussels spouts
parsnips
butternut squash
hakurei sweet turnips  
celeriac
ginger 
cabbage
green peppers (1 lb.)
ripe peppers (1 lb.)
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
husk cherries
tomatillos
potatoes
garlic (1 bulb)
kale

parsley
onions (1 lb.)
eggplant (1 lb.)
leeks (2)
lettuce mix
spicy mix 

tokyo bekana (a great lettuce-like salad green - you'll like it! Its actually Chinese cabbage)   
baby kale  
carrots    
whole wheat flour

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Muddy Fingers Farm
Select-Your-Own-Size 2014/2015 Fall/Winter CSA

Our Fall/Winter CSA will operate from the first week of November through the end of February! We will be trying something new this year with a more informal pre-pay system.
Members pre-pay an amount of their choosing and we will apply the same 15% discount that our summer CSA gets (by adding 15% to your total). Then you come to market and pick out whatever items you want from our market stand.We will keep track of your spending each week.

2014/2015 Fall/Winter Market Scedule:
3:00 – 6:00 Every other Friday beginning November 7 at St. James Episcopal Church on 6th St. in Watkins Glen
11:00 – 3:00 Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays beginning November 15 at the Information Center at Centerway Square on Market St. in Corning.
11:00 – 2:00 Every Saturday beginning November 8 at Ithaca Farmers' Market (at Steamboat Landing until Christmas and at The Space @ Greenstar on Rt. 13 in January and February).

Follow us on Facebook or check our newsletter at www.muddyfingersfarm.blogspot.com if you are wondering where we'll be each week.

We plan to have the following vegetables available:

Potatoes, Onions, Winter Squash, Garlic, Brussells Sprouts, Carrots, Parsnips, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Turnips, Radishes, Lettuce Mix, Spicy Greens Mix, Tokyo Bekana, Beets, Rutabagas, Celeriac, Spinach, Leeks, fennel, raddishio, Chinese Cabbage

Mail or bring your check to market and provide your address, phone number and email.

Please make check payable to Muddy Fingers Farm and send to:
Muddy Fingers Farm
3859 Dugue Rd.
Hector, NY 14841
Any questions???? Contact us at 607-546-4535 / maglenn_1999@yahoo.com

For comparison: last year the Fall/Winter cost $375 and included 7 items/week and lasted from November through February.

Choose 8 for small share, 10 for large share 
Brussels spouts
parsnips
butternut squash hakurei sweet turnips fennel celeriac
cilantro
ginger  cabbage
green peppers (1 lb.)
ripe peppers (1 lb.)
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
husk cherries
tomatillos
potatoes
garlic (1 bulb)
kale
chard
parsley
onions (1 lb.)
eggplant (1 lb.)
leeks (2)
lettuce mix
spicy mix 

tokyo bekana (a great lettuce-like salad green - you'll like it! Its actually Chinese cabbage)   
baby kale  
carrots    
whole wheat flour

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Choose 8 for small share, 10 for large share 

acorn or carnival winter squash
hakurei sweet turnips
fennel
celery root cilantro ginger 
cabbage
green peppers
(1 lb.)
ripe peppers (1 lb.)
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
husk cherries
tomatillos
potatoes
garlic (1 bulb)
kale
chard

pea shoots (maybe)
sunflower shoots (maybe)
parsley
onions (1 lb.)
eggplant (1 lb.)
leeks (2)
lettuce mix
spicy mix
 
tokyo bekana (a great lettuce-like salad green - you'll like it! Its actually Chinese cabbage)   baby kale  carrots   
 whole wheat flour

Sunday, September 28, 2014

 My favorite wildflower, purple asters. They go beautifully with the goldenrod.


 This week we finally were forced to put together our irrigation system. It seems crazy to have to be putting it together in late September but we still have many crops in the ground that need water.


 One thing we have done well this year is get our cover crops planted on time. Its kind of hard to see in this photo but these are nice beds of rye and vetch cover crop with clover paths.

Okay, we have finalized our plans for our fall/winter CSA. We have made a couple changes this year. First of all, we have decided to change the CSA to a simple pre-pay program. Instead of having a fixed number of items each week, members just pre-pay and come to market and pick out the products they want. We will include the same 15% discount for those who join that we have with the regular season CSA. The amount that each member pre-pays will be up to them to decide.

Second, we will plan to have the following market schedule:
Corning Farmers' Market in the Information Center every other Saturday beginning November ? (hmmm...not sure - I need to check if it is Nov. 1 or 8)

Watkins Glen Farmers' Market at St. James Episcopal every other Friday beginning November ? (depends when the Corning Market starts)

Ithaca Farmers' Market every Saturday (on the lake through Christmas and at The Space@Greenstar in January and February)

Here are the crops we plan to have available:


Beets, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celeriac, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Lettuce Mix, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes,  Radishes, Rutabegas, Salad Turnips, Spicy Greens Mix, Shallots, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Winter Squash

The fall/winter CSA will run from November through February as in years past.


This week's available vegetables:
Small share choose 8, large share choose 10
delicata winter squash
cilantro
ginger cabbage
green peppers
(1 lb.)
ripe peppers (1 lb.)
tomatoes (as needed)
cherry tomatoes
husk cherries
tomatillos
potatoes
garlic (1 bulb)
kale
chard

pea shoots
sunflower shoots
parsley
onions (1 lb.)
eggplant (1 lb.)
leeks (2)
lettuce mix
spicy mix
 

tokyo bekana (a great lettuce-like salad green - you'll like it! Its actually Chinese cabbage)  
baby kale 
arugula 
carrots   whole wheat flour

Sunday, September 21, 2014

small share choose 8 items
large share choose 10 items


This week's expected vegetables:
ginger
Jerusalem artichokes
cabbage
green peppers
(1 lb.)
ripe peppers (as needed)
tomatoes (as needed)
cherry tomatoes
husk cherries
tomatillos
potatoes
garlic (1 bulb)
kale
chard

pea shoots
sunflower shoots
parsley
onions (1 lb.)
eggplant (1 lb.)
leeks (2)
lettuce mix
spicy mix
tokyo bekana (a great lettuce-like salad green - you'll like it! Its actually Chinese cabbage) baby kale arugula carrots  
whole wheat flour

Sunday, September 14, 2014

These two (swallowtail?) caterpillars were enjoying our fennel crop.

I wanted to let you know we are working on our plans for the fall/winter CSA. We will have our plans finalized soon.


small share choose 8 items
large share choose 10 items


This week's expected vegetables:

green peppers
(1 lb.)
ripe peppers (as needed)
tomatoes (as needed)
cherry tomatoes
husk cherries
tomatillos
potatoes
garlic (1 bulb)
kale
chard 

green beans
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
parsley
sweet onions (1 lb.)
eggplant (1 lb.)
leeks (2)
lettuce mix
spicy mix

tokyo bekana (a great lettuce-like salad green - you'll like it! Its actually Chinese cabbage)
baby kale
arugula
carrots whole wheat or all purpose flour

Sunday, September 7, 2014

small share choose 8 items
large share choose 10 items

edamame
green peppers

ripe peppers
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
 husk cherries
 tomatillos
potatoes
garlic
kale
chard 

green beans
pea shoots
sunflower shoots
parsley
sweet onions
eggplant
leeks
lettuce mix
spicy mix

whole wheat or all purpose flour