Before talking again about Injun Summer, I must mention today and tomorrow are the last two days this year we can accept WIC Project Fresh or Senior/Market Fresh coupons! (Yesterday I goofed and I should have said Halloween is the last day we can accept WIC Project Fresh or Senior/Market Fresh coupons. Oh well, that wasn’t the first goof I made and won’t be the last goof either!)
While we are getting quite late in the year (Saturday will the first day of November) it looks pretty certain we are heading into a rather lengthy spell of above average temperatures. The European model seems to indicate that next Saturday (November 8) the high temperature may reach 70F and they also are indicating this spell of mild weather will last surprisingly long! As I remember November, it seems mild temperatures are easier to come by than the sun so I have my doubts as to how sunny it will be.
What We Have For Sale Today:
Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers) (We protected our pepper field with sprinklers so we are still picking them!)
Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Sugar Pie Pumpkins And fall decorations including pumpkins of all sizes, colorful gourds, green bottle gourds, corn shucks, Indian Corn and popcorn for decoration. Apples for fresh eating and cooking/baking:Honeycrisp, Empire, Northern Spy, Idared, Crispin/Mutsu, Spartan Mac, Stark Jumbo, Cortland, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, RedGold, Macoun, Roman Beauty, Golden Delicious and Hawaii. We also have started to harvest our Splendor apples which are a very sweet, crisp apple. One reason why I purchased, this rather rare apple, was that I saw it being advertised in fancy gift packs in the Harry and David Catalog. Well, it was a wise purchase since this apple is of high quality and keeps well, although it isn’t exceptionally easy to grow. We also now have limited quantities of Calville Blanc D’Hiver and our Ashmead Kernel apples. These apples are known for their extremely high Vitamin C content–Calville’s have more Vitamin C per ounce than oranges or any other citrus fruit! Ashmead Kernel has a very robust flavor–you really know you are eating something different with tartness, sweetness and flavor in abundance. Calville has the reputation for being the best apple in existence for pies–a few years ago I received a request from a fancy New York restaurant for about 10 bushels of Calville. Too bad we didn’t have much of a crop that year so I couldn’t fulfill that order. This year we do have a fair crop from just a couple trees and is a good year to see if you agree with some that Calville makes the best pies and tarts. Many like to eat it fresh! Because of its super high Vitamin C content, Calville is being used as a genetic source in breeding programs. The main problem with Caville is that it is really hard to get a good crop of nice looking Calville’s! Trust me here! Our Red Delicious this year are outstanding–they are good sized, dark red and crisp, juicy and sweet! If you are a Red Delicious fan you will love these! Keep in mind we have Red Delicious free samples as well as Empire and RedGold, so you can taste them before you buy ‘em. While we have sold RedGold apples in the past, this year they are really outstanding! Sweet, Juicy and full of flavor. Reminder: We now have RedGold free samples! Visit our Arts and Craft Room for unique gourd art – find some new creations this week!
$4 a 1/2 peck
$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel
Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel
$4 a 2-quart tray
Empire, RedGold and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel
Utility Grade Apples:–$5 a 1/2 bushel
Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel
Red and Yukon Gold Potatoes — $10 a 1/2 bushel (that is less than 35 cents a pound!)
The following is a copy of the classified ad we ran in the last Hi-Lites Magicland Farms Specials: Bell Peppers $8 1/2 bushel, Sweet Onions $10 1/2 bushel, Pie Pumpkins $8 bushel, Jonathan, Empire, Red Delicious, Red Gold $8 1/2 bushel, and Utility Grade apples $5 1/2 bushel. 4380 S. Gordon, Fremont. Open 10-5:30, closed Sundays, 924-2761. We cannot accept Project/Senior Fresh coupons after Friday, Oct 31! We will continue to welcome Bridge Cards and we now accept credit/debit cards!