It’s Sunshiny in the Carport! – Menu Update

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!

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!

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 

Hanging It Up For The Season

Good morning everyone 🙂  I was going to keep going at Lomax until just before Christmas, but … Grampa Tom tells me it’s time to hang it up for the season 🙁  So, this will be my last day in Lomax until spring.

I’m having so much fun there, but I’m only making enough to cover my expenses and there is so much that needs to be done at home. I’ve got 4-5 months to butcher chickens, write about chickens, herbs, cooking, eggs, Mary Lou’s shop in town, proof-read and edit 3 books, over see some building projects, babysit the grandkids and maybe even clean my house.

I’ll be there today from 9am-3pm. I have pies, cookies, fudge, candies, pumpkin bread, squash, potatoes, gourds, dried herbs, onions, turnips, radishes and more up there. I’ll be serving soup made from our potatoes and tomatoes and real turkey and roast beef sandwiches from 11-2.

Come see me if you can!

God Bless You All!

~Grama Sue