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Posted 2/15/2015 9:01pm by Heather Skorinko.

For the past few years I have been offering a CSA.  Unfortunately, due to labor issues, I can no longer do this.  In order to simplify the farm work, I have decided to offer a Buyers' Club.  This is similar to a CSA in that you prepay your purchases at the beginning of the year.  However, rather than picking up an order on a specific day, you may come the farm and pick up what you wish to have and record your items in a book.  What is the advantage?  10% off of everything available at the farm stand.  That includes the wool products, honey, granola, and any other products I carry.  If you wish to do this, please contact me through e-mail.

On a separate note, check out the newest photos.  We had a lamb born outside on Feb. 13th.  He is still outside and doing very well.  Too cold?

Farming always presents challenges.  Not only do we have babies born in what seems to be unbearable weather, we have equipment issues.  For the second year in a row the weather has taken a toll on our greenhouse.  The ends are made of corrugated plastic and one whole panel came out in the winds today.  Thank goodness we don't have any plants in it!

Posted 9/8/2014 9:12pm by Heather Skorinko.

This year we decided to plant a new variety of potato, a purple one.  We harvested them today so check out the photo gallery.  They have yellow flesh, are firm, and very nice.  I mashed them this evening and discovered the purple color in the skin does not bleed out!  They were excellent.  We have plenty for sale, by the pound, 5 lb, and 10 lb.  Come check them out!

Posted 8/26/2014 8:06pm by Heather Skorinko.

Okay, no one wants to hear about winter yet, but part of the farm work here entails preparing food for the winter.  Check out the picture of the corn and cauliflower I just did!  I also have some eggplant I just prepared.  We still have plenty of corn, eggplant, peppers, cauliflower, and other veggies and fruit prime for canning and freezing.

Posted 8/22/2014 9:21pm by Heather Skorinko.

We have approximately 65 heads of cauliflower we just picked.  Many of the heads are large and great for freezing.  if any one is interested in some for freezing, please send me an e-mail in the next few days.  If you get 5 or more heads, it'll be half price.  We also have sweet corn available, tomatoes are coming in, nice peppers, and melons, although melons don't freeze well!

Ever want to know how to keep garlic?  Store it in oil in the refrigerator either whole cloves or minced.  Then use the oil.  You can also keep it in vinegar.  We have plenty of garlic, also.  With winter coming some time around the corner we have onions, potatoes, and cabbage.

Posted 6/28/2014 2:04pm by Heather Skorinko.

I recently returned from Maui, where my oldest daughter got married.  Even though I was "on vacation" I could not help wearing my agricultural hat. 

I love tropical fruits, bananas, papaya, mango.  Hawaii has had a surge of local awareness and it is now possible to find farmers on the island selling these fresh products at roadside stands.  They are fantastic!  We even found a gentleman who hand shaved and slow roasted coconut.  Yummy!

Maui is a fascinating micro environment.  The Haleakala National Park is like Mars.  The soils are red and barren.  North Shore is where the surfing is best, especially at Jaws.  Killer surf!  South Shore is the tourist area.  It is actually dry this time of year, some trees, dry grasses, sugar cane that needs irrigating. Up Country is the farming and west is tropical Hana.  Each has a different, special micro environment.  The island's micro environments have been compromised through the years, however, due to the introduction of non-native species, brought in by people.  A prime example of this is a plant called Silver Sword.  This unique plant has silvery "leaves" and the plant gets very large.  It is dependent on a specific bug that helps pollinate it.  An ant that has been brought in (probably by accident) is consuming the pollinating  bug and threatening the long term survival of the Silver Sword. 

Buying local not only reduces our carbon foot print, it keeps our dollars local, helps local framers, and it protects our local micro environments.

Posted 5/20/2014 8:22pm by Heather Skorinko.

Spring is finally here.  The strawberries are flowering so we should have berries soon! We have some greenhouse lettuce and asparagus.  And yes, plenty of eggs.

I have been raising sheep for over 25 years.  When you do something for a long time it is easy to become complacent but in farming it can be dangerous.  I had that reminder Sunday.  As I went to let the sheep and goats in for their hay and grain, they crowded the gate.  I tried to pull it open but they pushed too hard and the gate got stuck in the "mud".  I tried to lift it but the animals pushed harder which knocked me down, my legs getting stuck between the gate and the ground.  I am fine, my ego is bruised a little, but fortunately I was in the "mud".  A reminder of how quickly things can change, that those cute, fuzzy, animals can be dangerous, and don't get too complacent!

Posted 4/16/2014 9:03pm by Heather Skorinko.

Hard to believe it is April 16, 2014.  Snow on the ground!  Fortunately we were able to protect the plants in the greenhouse and nothing has been planted outside, yet.  Just a reminder, we have a lot of eggs.

Posted 4/14/2014 6:59pm by Heather Skorinko.

It is hard to believe spring is here!  Where did the winter go?  Currently we have eggs, eggs, and more eggs.  The chickens decided they were ready to go to work.  

We hope to have plants available soon but we are currently having an issue with the greenhouse.  The winter storms did not effect the greenhouse but today's winds did.  Check out the photos.  With the temperatures dropping below freezing we have done our best to protect the plants.  I am a bit behind schedule and for once it is to my benefit!  Anyways, I'll try to keep you posted (better than I did during the winter).  Just remember, we have eggs!

Posted 11/1/2013 7:07pm by Heather Skorinko.

Saturday's class has been canceled due to a schedualing conflict.  We are now open just on weekends, noon until 5pm.  We have lots of potatoes, garlic, onions, winter squash, and apples.

Posted 9/30/2013 8:41pm by Heather Skorinko.

With winter on the way I am considering having informal knitting classes.  They will be on Saturdays and or Sundays.  I'll keep you posted!  If you are really interested, you may e-mail me at hjskorino@verizon.net, subject should say knitting classes.

2018 SeasonJune 2nd, 2018

Everything is off to a slow start through out the agricultural industry in PA.  We are no different but with the warm weather we will catch up quickly.  We should have some strawberries soon

Local HoneyApril 12th, 2018

Mr Monjack, our local source for honey, has retired.  We have searching for a new local source and have located one.  We should have local honey this weekend. Heather

Ah-Ha! Arts Management Mother's Day Sale on 5/6/2018April 10th, 2018

We will be at the Ah-Ha! Arts Management Mother's Day Pop up shop.  It will run May 5 & 6, 2018 at the Macungie Memorial Hall, 50 Poplar St., Macungie, PA.  The hours will be 10am-5pm.