Fresh Produce Just Outside of Nauvoo

Goals for this week: MAKE SIGNS! Have yard sale.

I know, I know, it’s the middle of September and I’m just now getting around to making signs? Yeah. Disgusting isn’t it? But I’m done with the markets. Grampa Tom will be going to Burlington, Lomax and Keokuk this week, but I’m staying home.

This morning I have the produce tables set up. Hopefully, tomorrow I will have signs made and be able to start putting our our hoarded treasures 🙂

This week we have mums, hot peppers, Japanese egg plant (cute little things that look like miniature pumpkins), potatoes, tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, concord grapes, zucchini, radishes, patty pan, acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash, egg plant, kale, chard, basil, oregano, rosemary, stevia, sage, thyme, chives, tarragon, apple butter, raspberry, strawberry and peach jam … of course I’ve forgotten some stuff 😉

Directions to the farm: Go to the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High. Turn east on the Colusa Road. Go ½ mile. Turn north on county road 1050 E. Go ¾ mile. The Whitson compound is on the east side – a white house and a single wide trailer. We are in the trailer. The goodies are set up in the carport beside Grampa Tom’s folks in the white house 🙂
God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue 

Full Tables … So Much More to Pick!

The tables are already full and we have a bunch left to pick! Grandma Whitson is out picking green beans right now, Grampa Tom is picking currant tomatoes and egg plant. I need to pick radishes, lettuce, some more herbs and I don’t know what all else! Only about 3 weeks left of this zoom, zoom, zoom and then on to the fall season of zoom, zoom, zoom!

Starting the week of the 14th, I plan to shift to mostly at home sales. Grandma Whitson and I really need to have a colossal yard sale, so we are planning on turning the carport into a big yard sale the last two weeks in September. I will still have veggies here so people who come will have a double treat in addition to the opportunity to play on the rope swing 😉

Today’s menu: tomatoes, sweet corn, sweet onions, cabbage, radishes, new potatoes, green beans, peaches, beets, chard, kale, lettuce, acorn, turban, butternut and spaghetti squash, basil, tarragon, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, (Are you singing yet?) oregano … lots more, I need to get out picking. Maybe I’ll edit this later if I have time.

We’ll be at the farm till one, then Grampa Tom will be headed to Lomax to take over for David at the Painted  Corners while I head to Burlington to take eggs to the Agency Hy-Vee and do the Riverfront market at the Port from 5-7pm.

Directions to the farm:

Go to the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High. Turn east on the Colusa Road. Go ½ mile. Turn north on county road 1050 E. Go ¾ mile. The Whitson compound is on the east side – a white house and a single wide trailer. We are in the trailer. The goodies are set up in the carport beside Grampa Tom’s folks in the white house 🙂
God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue 

Spaghetti Squash Anyone?

This spring I put in a bunch of acorn squash. This is what I got:
But, I think God knew what He was doing. I would never have found acorn squash 🙂

Thanking God for the weeds anyway! In the Old Testament, the people were instructed to let their land lay fallow every 7 years. This is how the land was fertilized. There’s a lot of free fertilizer out there this year 🙂

God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue

It’s Sunshiny in the Carport! – Menu Update

Would you look at all these beautiful colors? And I’m so organized this morning! Got everything out but the kale, chard and herbs. I wait as late as I can to cut those so they are as fresh as possible. I’ll be out there during let ups in the rain to get those this morning.

So whats on the line up today? Tomatoes, green beans, cabbage, green peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, beets, watermelon, peaches, new potatoes, zucchini, spaghetti squash, spazhini squash, blackberries, peas, egg plant, sweet onions, basil, tarragon, Greek and Italian oregano, sage, parsley, thyme, dill, peppermint … possibly spearmint and rosemary … aloe and lemon balm plants … of course I’ve forgotten something 😉

Hopefully this weekend we will have sweet corn, acorn squash, peaches and other goodies. Check out my Facebook page for daily updates and more pictures!

We will be open at the farm Wed-Fri from 9am-1pm, at the Painted Corners in Lomax from 3-7pm Wed-Fri and 9-1 Saturday, and we will be at the Port in Burlington from 5-7pm and at the Keokuk mall from 7-11am on Sat morning

Directions to the farm:

Go to the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High. Turn east on the Colusa Road. Go ½ mile. Turn north on county road 1050 E. Go ¾ mile. The Whitson compound is on the east side – a white house and a single wide trailer. We are in the trailer. Grampa Tom’s folks are in the white house 🙂

God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue

Under Cover Produce – Click to See What We Have!

Well, after last week’s torrential rains on Friday, I finally bit the bullet and asked my in-laws if I could use a part of their carport to set up in. They of course said yes because they love me! I thought about setting up in the yard again today, but in the carport I don’t have to chase the shade and that sounds good to me.

This week we have: red and white sweet candy onions, cabbage, tomatoes, kohlrabi, kale, chard, black berries,  zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, egg plant, new potatoes, green beans, carrots, peas (yes, it’s July 30th and we are picking peas), jams and jellies, cilantro, basil, dill, sage, tarragon, oregano, parsley, thyme… there’s always something I’ve forgotten. We have a few ears of shucked sweet corn today. Tomorrow we will have lots more sweet corn and some really good mini cantaloupes that have almost paper thin rinds. Friday we should have peaches, bigger cantaloupe and watermelon.

Stop by the farm from 9-1 today through Friday or by the Painted Corners on 96 across from the Pink in Lomax from 3-7 today through Friday and on Saturday from 9-2 or at the Burlington market in Crapo Park Thursday evening from 5-7 or at the Keokuk mall Saturday morning from 7-11.

 Directions to the farm: 

Go to the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High. Turn east on the Colusa Road. Go ½ mile. Turn north on county road 1050 E. Go ¾ mile. The Whitson compound is on the east side – a white house and a single wide trailer. We are in the trailer. Grampa Tom’s folks are in the white house 🙂
 
God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue 

This Weeks Goodies!

We’re running a little late here today folks! It was so hot yesterday that I thought it would be better just to pick this morning and if anyone wanted something I didn’t have yet, I’d just go out and pick it while they waited.

There’s still a few things we need to get out there yet, but here’s the line up: peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, new potatoes, green beans, kohlrabi, radishes carrots, cilantro, basil, dill, sage, tarragon, oregano, parsley, thyme… there’s always something I’ve forgotten … oh yeah! Peas! Can you believe it? It’s the 23rd of July and we are picking peas! We’ll have sweet corn this evening.

We’re open at the farm Wednesday through Friday from 9am -1pm. At the Painted Corners in Lomax from 3-7 Wednesday through Friday and on Saturday morning from 9-2. We also go to the Burlington market on Thursday evening and to the Keokuk market on Saturday mornings.

Directions to the farm:

Go to the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High. Turn east on the Colusa Road. Go ½ mile. Turn north on county road 1050 E. Go ¾ mile. The Whitson compound is on the east side – a white house and a single wide trailer. We are in the trailer. Grampa Tom’s folks are in the white house 🙂
God Bless You All!
~Grama Sue