Saturday, July 30, 2011


Picking in the raspberries is still quite good, but the blueberries will need to be closed to picking next week from Monday 8/1 - Friday 8/5 to allow the next crop of berries to ripen. The blackberries are just beginning to ripen and may be ready by the end of the week.

Lots of vegetables coming in: potatoes, tomatoes, onions, beans and cucumbers!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PYO Blueberries!

Blueberries are now open for pick-your-own with a four-pint max (so there's enough to go around). See side shed (PYO shed) for prices, boxes, and picking instructions. Enjoy! It's heavenly out there.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pick Your Own Raspberries...

Pick your own raspberries begins today -- 7/18. Check in the PYO shed for instructions on where to pick. This info will change throughout the season so please check each time. Until the main crop ripens the picking will be a bit slow, but by next week should pick up.

The blueberries will open for PYO on Wednesday, 7/20. Picking will be limited to 2 pints to start the season. As more bushes ripen we will remove the limit. They should be in full production beginning the first week of August. Again, please check in the PYO shed for any last minute changes, instructions, etc.

Garden crops are beginning to come in. We are picking sugar snap peas, the first tomatoes and cukes, garlic, finishing up the first planting of broccoli and looking forward to beans and summer squash.

The fledgling Marlboro Farmer's Market is a work in progress as each week the vendor mix changes. Last Saturday Susan and Woody were there with delicious goat cheese as well as Alison Turner with wonderfully creative wooden toys and games. Eric Dennis sold his blacksmith work (and is also a great Irish soda bread baker), Felicitie cooked up delicious lunch fare and Haley gave wonderful massages to round things out. And of course, Jillian's fabulous cakes were available in the farm stand the entire weekend.

Coffee & Scones are in full swing on Sunday mornings--we recommend getting there at 9 if you want some!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Raspberries, Farmers Market, Coffee & Scones!

The first of the raspberries are in! Right now there's just a few picked pints at a time (that sell out quick), but by next week there should be plenty. We hope to have Pick-Your-Own beginning the week of the 15th (stay tuned).

The Marlboro Farmers Market will be at the stand tomorrow from 10-1.

And Coffee and Scones will be happening this Sunday morning at 9. Come by for fresh raspberry scones, yum coffee (or tea), neighborly visiting, and ping pong!

Lastly, the stand is teeming with mesclun and oregano, so a recipe for you:

The Queen of Salads

mesclun mix
pear, sliced
red onion, sliced thinly in rings
coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
crumbled Roquefort (or another good blue cheese)


2 TBS aged sherry or red wine vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 TBS finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Friday, July 1, 2011


A few pics of the farm from today:

Stand brimming with fresh greens and flowers and syrup...

Blueberries getting plump (and ripening fast in this sun)...

Industrious workers unfurling blueberry netting...

And what Dan's up to (