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Happy 4th of July! Our market ordering is open for Wednesday pick-ups. Hope you are all having a nice celebration on this beautiful day. Isn’t it wonderful to be in the USA?

Blessings,
Bob

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Hi Friends,

It is a special week for us as we celebrate Lynnita’s 6th decade with all of her kids and grandkids All 14! We have lots of extra picking hands this week, so I am celebrating too.

Lots of good stuff from here this week. Melody will be returning, also Tom McColley and Kenny Point.

We have some large, tender, sweet roasting beets this week that are great wrapped in foil and roasted on the grill. Come see us and stock up for the 4th.

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

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Happy Father’s Day and West Virginia Day,

We are looking forward to our Wednesday Market this week and are happy that our full market team will be here! Melody Urbanic with her great stuff from Bop and Nana’s Bakery, Tom McColley with new potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and extras, Kenny Point with some exotic plants; ginger, tumeric, fig trees and maybe some greens, and us.

Summer crops are beginning to ripen and we will be adding a number of items in the next week or two. Hope to see you.

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

Tom McColley is coming!


Hi Folks,

Just a quick note to let you know that Tom McColley will be at the market on Wednesday with some spectacular lettuce and fresh, new potatoes. Good stuff!

Blessings,
Bob

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Hi Folks,

“Well, that’s farming” Is a statement that we just need to accept from time to time. Friday night’s flash flooding hit us pretty hard here with the highest water we have seen on Hardway Run since 2009. Our infrastructure and gardens near the building are fine, but our upper field took a heavy hit with water flowing through three of our 5 foot by 250 foot beds and washing out most of our green beans and corn. The loss of crop hurts, but the topsoil was washed away too at a depth of more than 10". The crops can be replanted in the majority of the field that was unaffected, but the loss of soil is a resource that cannot be easily replaced. Regardless, we are thankful for what we do have and grateful that we have the capacity to carry on with only minor inconvenience. One of our food security strategies is to plant multiple varieties of crops to protect against disease and pests, and we also plant similar crops in multiple locations, anticipating just such an event. We will still have beans and corn this year.

Blessings,
Bob

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Hi Friends,

A bit late today, but the market is now open for orders until 9 AM Tuesday.

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

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Hi Everyone,

I hope you are enjoying an appreciative and reverent Memorial weekend.

The heat in the previous two weeks brought on a huge flush of cauliflower crops, particularly the Romanesco. The heads are not as large as I would like, so we dropped the price substantially and hope that you take the opportunity to buy some. Like all Cauliflower, this will store well in refrigeration for 3 to 4 weeks. Even so, we choose to never sell product more than 6 days old, so we are hoping to sell it this week.

Blessings,
Bob & Lynnita

Bountiful Brassicas this week! Market Open


With the turn to more seasonable weather our Brassica crops have exploded this week. We should have plenty for you, and at reduced prices too! This is really a nice crop of everything Brassica; Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage and Kale. The lettuce is also very nice, even though things are warming up. The beets this week are sweet and delightful. This is some of the best quality of the year, so don’t miss out!

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

Market Open - new items this week


Hi Folks,

One of the advantages of shopping locally is that you have access to some products that are not in the normal chains of commerce because they don’t ship easily. Such is the case with a product we have available to you this week. Romanesco is a Brassica vegetable that has been cultivated since the 16th century in Italy. It is similar to a broccoli or cauliflower (some call it Broccoflower, but that is inaccurate.) What makes this product hard to ship is it’s somewhat fragile and fantastic shape. That is a shame becuase the flavor and texture of this food is fabulous. Use it as you would either broccoli or cauliflower, i.e. either cooked or raw. Mark Twain once said that “Cauliflower is just Cabbage with a college education.” That being the case, Romanesco has a PhD! The shape is a wonder of our Creator’s design and is based on both a Fibonacci sequence and Fractal design. If you miss out this week, don’t worry. We have plenty more coming on for the next few weeks.

Blessings to all,

Bob and Lynnita

Ordering Enabled for Wednesday's Market


Blessed Mother’s Day Greetings to all of you Mom’s! Hope your day is very special. I am opening up a little early today so that I can spend some time on honeydo’s for my very special wife and Mom.

Cauliflower is coming in nicely, we have a few beets coming in and our famous purple cauliflower is starting to ripen too. Frost is in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday so we will have a very busy week keeping things secure.

Best wishes to all of you hard working mothers/grandmothers and great-grandmothers on this special day.

Bob and Lynnita