Wild Plums from our yard, ready for processing. With the weather feeling truly fall-ish these days there have been some shifts happening at Good Turn Farm. For one, we’re celebrating the fact that we survived August. As farmers, August is a tough month when we’re tired from 4+ months of farming, there’s still pressure to get the tail end of the fall crops in the ground (and come to terms with the ones we didn’t get planted in time), we have an idea of what our farm income is going to be for the year and it’s usually less than we dreamed, and we still have a good couple months to go before the field season is truly over. With the start of September, we’re taking a deep breath knowing that we’ve tried to do our best for the year and now we just ride the wave for the rest of the season. We’re also starting to feel the pressure to get some preserving done before all this beautiful produce is gone for the year. We’ve been canning tomatoes & salsa, freezing peppers, broccoli & pesto, and for the first time we made wild plum jam. We have several wild plums on our property and a couple in our yard were full of fruit this year. Wild plums have super delicious flesh but the skins are pretty tart. The freezer jam we made definitely retains some of that tartness but the flavor turned out great and we didn’t have to use any pectin because plums are naturally high in pectin.
This Friday, September 8th, we’ll be at the Stockholm Farmers Market from 3-7PM in front of Antique Future, W12132 State Hwy 35, Stockholm, WI.
If you can’t make it to the market, special order produce via email from the list below, we’ll let you know when your order is ready and then you can pick up from our produce cooler (next to our hoop house at our farm, N3239 County Rd CC, Stockholm, WI) at your convenience. You can also find our produce at Paul and Fran’s Grocery.
Red Bell & Multi-colored sweet Picnic/Snack Peppers – $4/pound
Tomatillos – $3/pound
Fingerling Potatoes – $3/pound
Red and Yellow Onions – $2/pound
Green (and purple!) bell peppers – $3/pound
Arugula – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound, $3/bunch
Baby Lettuce Mix – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Spinach – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Hot peppers (green cayenne & serrano) – $6/pound (available in small increments)
Cherry tomatoes – $4.50/pint
Heirloom tomatoes- $4/pound
Patty Pan Squash – $2/pound
Broccoli – $3/pound
Cucumbers – $1.50/each
Garlic bulbs – $10/pound (available by the bulb) or $15/one-pound braid
Green & Red cabbage – $1.50/pound
Herbs – Basil, Mint, Dill, Pickling Dill, Parsley, Sage – $2/bunch or $10/pound
Mixed flower bunches – small (~10 stems): $5/each, medium (~20 stems): $10/each
Maple Syrup (processed by Kevin and his parents Pat & Lorna on the bigger family farm, Oakwood Farm – not certified organic) – $15/Quart, $7 per pint
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