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)
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!
$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!)