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What we will have for sale today, Friday, October 24, 2014.

The high temperature today depends upon when (and if) the low stratus clouds break up.  The sun is so low in the sky and the days are getting so short, this late in the fall, that clouds the sun can burn off in September has trouble with so late.  It is expected to get up to near 80F in southwest Minnesota and many record high are expected in the plains states.  Even if the sun doesn’t come out in full force today here it still should be a nice, mild fall day.

What will Halloween be like this year?  Well, this is interesting since the computer models for Halloween differ substantially from not only different models (say the GFS and European models) but with different runs using the same model.  There is little confidence in any weather model for Halloween this year.  So who knows?  Perhaps this is because the remnants of a Pacific Hurricane is supposed to hit the Northwest Coast in a few days.  Models have a hard time figuring tropical systems out.

What we will have for sale today…

Freshly dug parsnips

Tomatoes (Slicing and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

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 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 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!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
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!)

 

 

What we will have for sale today Thursday, October 23, 2014

Well, it’s after 10AM and the fog is just starting to clear–you can actually see the sun.  Once the fog is gone it will be a gorgeous day!

What we will have for sale today…

Freshly dug parsnips

Tomatoes (Slicing and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

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 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 are really know you are easting 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!

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!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire, RedGold and Red Delicious – $8 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!)

 

 

What we will have for sale today, Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We will have bright sun today, light winds and a temperature in the 50s.  This afternoon, I feel, will be the start of Indian Summer that will last at least into the early part of next week.

What we will have for sale today…

Freshly dug parsnips

Tomatoes (Slicing and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

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 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 are really know you are easting 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!

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!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire, RedGold and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel

 

 

More on Injun’ Summer and what we will have for sale today, October 21, 2014

The sun should come out this afternoon but it will still feel cool because of the wind.  Tomorrow will be startling beautiful with bright sun, nearly calm wind and moderate temperatures in the mid 50 in the afternoon.  Actually, tomorrow afternoon will be the start of a period of weather that is referred to as Indian Summer.  From Wikipedia:

Indian summer is a period of unseasonably warm, dry weather that sometimes occurs in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The US National Weather Service defines this as weather conditions that are sunny and clear with above normal temperatures, occurring late-September to mid-November.[1] It is usually described as occurring after a killing frost.[2]

For another recent news story from Minneapolis go to:

http://www.startribune.com/blogs/279779372.html

What we will have for sale today…

Freshly dug parsnips

Tomatoes (Slicing and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

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, and Hawaii.

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!

Yesterday we also started picking our Calville Blanc D’Hiver and our Ashmead Kernel apples.  More on these rare apples in the next blog–Hint They Have More Vitamin C than Oranges!

Visit our Arts and Craft Room for unique gourd art – find some new creations this week!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire, RedGold and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel

 

 

Weather Ideas for Now Until Halloween. Also, what we have for sale today, Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween is one week from this coming Friday.  In addition to being a focus for parties and is the only day of the year that Trick-Or-Treating is looked favorably upon, it is also the last day that we can accept Wic Project Fresh Coupons and Senior/Market Fresh Coupons!  What is the weather going to be like on Halloween.  Will it snow?  Not likely since it will likely be too warm.  Will it rain like it seems to do more than any other single day of the year?  No one knows but God and he is keeping that to himself.  However, it will likely be warmer than average, (average is around 53 for a high and 37 for a low).

As I have been saying in my blog posts all last week, it looks like this week will be beautiful and I believe one can categorize it as Injun’ Summer since there will be plenty of sunshine, light winds and mild temperatures.  Since it looks like there will be a surprise northeaster moving up the Atlantic Coast, it might not get quite as warm as I first thought a week ago, however, it will still be beautiful right thru the coming weekend.  I am still calling for relatively mild temperatures the first half of November, but that is a long way off to make a definite forecast.

Right now today looks surprisingly nice with some sun this morning and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s–lots warmer than Saturday!!!

What we will have for sale today…

Freshly dug parsnips

Tomatoes (Slicing and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

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, and Hawaii.

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!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire, RedGold and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel

 

More on Injun Summer and What we will have for sale today, Saturday, October 18, 2014

I’ve been writing about the coming Injun Summer for over a week now.  Right now, it looks like it is almost a sure thing and will start the middle of next week.  Also, it is likely it will be a rather lengthy Injun Summer this year and may even extend into the start of rifle deer hunting season (starts November 15).  The reason I feel more confident about this is that the most accurate weather forecasting system on the planet–the European system which uses unbelievably powerful computers–is forecasting above to much above normal temperatures across the Eastern half of North America and Michigan seems to be in the middle of this above normal forecast area.  There is something else about all this that catches my eye.  While August and September in the Great Lakes area has been a bit cooler than average overall, most of the rest of the globe has been warmer than average, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute. Since things seem to average out in the long run, this forecast for the next month or so seems to be inline with common sense.

What we will have for sale today…

Freshly dug parsnips

Tomatoes (Slicing, heirloom, and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

Sugar Pie Pumpkins
And fall decorations including pumpkins of all sizes, colorful gourds, green bottle gourds, corn shucks, and popcorn for decoration.

Apples for fresh eating and cooking/baking:Honeycrisp, Empire, Spartan Mac, Stark Jumbo, Cortland, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Red Gold, Jonalicious, Macoun, St. Edmund’s Pippin, and Hawaii.

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!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel

 

What we will have for sale today, Friday, October 17, 2014

Today will be mild with hopefully some sun, at least this morning.

What we will have for sale today…

First off, we will be having freshly dug parsnips today!

We also will have:

Tomatoes (Slicing, heirloom, and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

Sugar Pie Pumpkins
And fall decorations including pumpkins of all sizes, colorful gourds, green bottle gourds, corn shucks, and popcorn for decoration.

Apples for fresh eating and cooking/baking:Honeycrisp, Empire, Spartan Mac, Stark Jumbo, Cortland, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Red Gold, Jonalicious, Macoun, St. Edmund’s Pippin, and Hawaii.

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, 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.

Visit our Arts and Craft Room for unique gourd art – find some new creations this week!

SPECIALS

Sweet Onions:

$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel

 

Winter Forecasts from various sources

The Climate Prediction Center from the US’s National Weather Service just updated their long range forecast and it becomes clearer that they are predicting a sort of an El Nino Winter where it is cooler and wetter than normal across the south and drier and warmer across the north.  This same scenario is what the Brazilian Government Department of Meteorology is also forecasting for North America.  This seems in stark contrast to some TV meteorologists.  Looking at many, many predictions for this upcoming winter and it seems most meteorologists are calling for a relatively easy winter in the Great Lakes states.

I will put out my winter forecast in the next two weeks.  Last year at this time I did call for a tough, long winter.  You can check my last year posts on this if you wish. Right now it looks to me like November will be warmer than normal and probably drier than normal.

What we will have for sale today, Thursday, October 16, 2014

First off, things do seem to be falling into place for next week’s Injun Summer.  Everytime I look at the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday they push up the high temperature a few degrees and yet leave in the sunshine!  BTW, Wednesday will be just the first day of Injun Summer!

Today will be mild with a chance of a shower very early.  There is a possibility (not a sure thing) that we will see some sun today as well.

What we will have for sale today…

Tomatoes (Slicing, heirloom, and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

Sugar Pie Pumpkins
And fall decorations including pumpkins of all sizes, colorful gourds, green bottle gourds, corn shucks, and popcorn for decoration.

Apples for fresh eating and cooking/baking:Honeycrisp, Empire, Spartan Mac, Stark Jumbo, Cortland, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Red Gold, Jonalicious, Macoun, St. Edmund’s Pippin, and Hawaii.

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, 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.

Visit our Arts and Craft Room for unique gourd art – find some new creations this week!

SPECIALS

 

Sweet Onions:
$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$8 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel

 

Injun Summer is on its way! Also, what we will have for sale today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

As I have hinted on in the past week or so, it looks like the last week of October may be quite mild.  It now looks like as sure a thing as you can get for a weather forecast more than a couple of days in the future.  I have to admit I had originally based this forecast on the forecasts turned out by Europe’s super computers (the ECMWF model) and a tad from my intuition/knowledge.  Now, finally, the US’s GFS forecast system is starting to latch on to it.  For more information on the European system see National Geographic ECMWF article  

When will Injun Summer start then? Probably next Tuesday or Wednesday. How long will it last? At least a week, likely longer.  It looks to be a warm Halloween without snow this year.  Will it rain?  Who knows!

Today will be mild with a chance of a shower.  There is a possibility (not a sure thing) that we will see some sun today as well.

What we will have for sale today…

Tomatoes (Slicing, heirloom, and SunSugar cherry tomatoes)

Peppers (Sweet bell, Jalapeno, and Super Sweet colored peppers)

Learn how to freeze peppers by watching our YouTube video: http://youtu.be/830qJ538Ejc
Onions (Sweet yellow and red onions)
Potatoes (Red and Yukon Gold)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Celebration, Heart of Gold, Spaghetti, Buttercup, Butternut)

Sugar Pie Pumpkins
And fall decorations including pumpkins of all sizes, colorful gourds, green bottle gourds, corn shucks, and popcorn for decoration.

Apples for fresh eating and cooking/baking:Honeycrisp, Empire, Spartan Mac, Stark Jumbo, Cortland, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Jonathan, Red Gold, Jonalicious, Macoun, St. Edmund’s Pippin, and Hawaii.

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, 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.

Visit our Arts and Craft Room for unique gourd art – find some new creations this week!

SPECIALS

 

Sweet Onions:
$2.50 1/4 peck
$4 a 1/2 peck

$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Green Bell Peppers:
$6 a peck
$10 a 1/2 bushel

Jalapeno Peppers:
$4 a 2-quart tray

Apples:
Empire and Red Delicious – $8 a 1/2 bushel

Sugar Pie Pumpkins:
$8 a bushel