Happy Fourth of July!

We hope everyone had a happy & safe 4th of July! It happened to fall on our regular harvest day this year so it was a pretty normal work day for us. We did get a little celebratory with dinner, showcasing the early July produce abundance with beet salad, caprese salad, roasted scapes, and a mulberry/blueberry tart for dessert. It’s a pretty amazing time of year when we can have a different vegetable dish every day of the week, all harvested off the farm. Hope you’re enjoying the abundance too! More updates from the farm and this week’s produce availability can be found on our weekly email here.

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Pepin Farmers Market this Friday!

Happy Solstice everyone! Feels like this summer is racing by but ask me in August and I probably will have changed my tune. Thanks to all the warm and wet weather, crops are moving along nicely and we’ve got a few new items for sale this week including beets, garlic scapes, and collard greens.

We got caught up on rain and then some during our June monsoon season measuring over 5 inches over the last week. Unfortunately when the ground gets that saturated it can equal erosion. Some of our beds that hadn’t been planted yet (no roots in place to hold all the soil together) ended up with some of the worst wash outs we’ve had here. Luckily, with our grass aisles, the top soil doesn’t go super far and the temporary rivers don’t have room to build up momentum to do more damage. 

Check out our availability list on our weekly email here and shoot us an email at info@goodturnfarm.com with your order and pick up on the farm Friday PM or anytime Saturday. This Friday, June 22nd will be our first ever Pepin Farmers Market next to Cucina Ceci from 4-7PM. We also contribute regularly to the Wabasha Market Share, a weekly mixed box of produce from Wabasha Market Vendors and Lake Pepin Local Farmers. If you’re interested in learning more about the market share, you can contact Sara George at wabashafm@gmail.com. 

You can also find our produce for sale at E & S Fresh Market in Pepin, and used at Harbor View Cafe, Lena’s Lucky Star, and Stockholm Pie Company this week.

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Biodiversity

Being so early in the season, it’s still really exciting every time we spot a new species out and about on the farm. We had Baltimore Orioles show up this week and we spotted a beneficial hoverfly in our lettuce (see photos and descriptions below). We’re even playing with the idea of doing a “Bio Blitz” on the farm this summer where we would spend a day with community on our farm looking for and identifying as many species as we can. Stay tuned for further developments…

Thanks to everyone who was able to come down to the Stockholm Farmers Market last Friday! It was a really fun time chatting with community and we had quite a good turn out despite the cold weather. The next Stockholm Market will take place June 8th. We do have produce available for pick up on the farm this week. Unfortunately, we’re hitting a bit of a lag between our hoophouse cold crop production and the start of our field season so our selection is limited this week.  Check out our weekly email here with details on availability, how to order, & where to pick up. 
Hoverflies like this one to the left are hungry predators in their larval stage they love to eat aphids!  A great site to see in our hoophouse this week. 

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Stockholm Farmers Market

Our first Stockholm Farmers Market of the season is this Friday! The market is part of the the Stockholm Stroll that happens every second Friday of the summer where shops stay open later and there’s usually a gallery opening and other fun activities. We’ll have produce at the market and, as usual, we have produce available for pick up on the farm. Check out our weekly email update for more news from the farm and details about what we have available and how to order. 

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Spring produce now available for on-farm pick up

We have green grass! The farm is bursting with buds and birds and we’re starting to transplant out in the field. We have a variety of baby greens, radishes, and green onions we’re harvesting out of our high tunnels. Check out our weekly email for our availability list and pricing and more details about ordering. 

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Winter is here

Although the snow has melted for the time being, Good Turn Farm has mostly entered a hibernation state. The greens that we have left in the hoophouses are either just germinated and will be growing veerrrryyy slowly until February or destined for the first winter market at the Pleasant Corner Schoolhouse on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-2pm (if it doesn’t get too too cold before then). We’ll update you on our status for that market at the end of this month. 

A huge thank you to everyone who bought vegetables from us this season either directly from us at our farm/the Stockholm Farmers Market or by buying from any of the businesses that we sold to (listed here). This was our second full season selling produce and although we have a LOT of learning and growing to do, we feel like we’re making great progress and we love being a part of this beautiful community. 

Your farmers, 
Annelie and Kevin

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Our First Oyster Mushrooms

You might remember some of our posts from earlier this spring about innoculating oak & box elder logs with mushrooms. Our first flush of oyster mushrooms appeared this week! They really like the cooler temperatures so we’re hoping in the future they’ll be a nice addition to our early and late season vegetables. The shiitake mushrooms have not yet made an appearance but they take longer to “run” in the oak logs than the oyster mushrooms on the box elder (a softer wood). Hopefully we’ll see some early next summer and have enough of both oysters and shiitake to sell at that point. We source all of our organic mushroom spawn from Field and Forest Products and they also have log kits for beginners.

You can 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 (located 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 in Pepin, WI.

Produce Availability

Winter Squash (Butternut, Red Kuri, Sweet Dumpling) – $1.50/pound
Watermelon Radish – $3/pound
Daikon Radish – $2/pound
Bulk Carrots – $2/pound
Bunched Radishes – $3/bunch
Sunchokes – $4/pound
Carving Pumpkins – $7/each
Brussels Sprouts – $5/pound
Red Head Lettuce – $2/head
Baby Kale – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Baby Lettuce Mix – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Herbs – Cilantro, Parsley, Sage – $2/bunch
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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Goodbye, Tomatoes

We’ve been working this week to clear the tomatoes and peppers out of our original hoophouse. It was hard to say goodbye but with the cooler nights, the plants have basically stopped producing fruit at this point. We more than doubled our tomato & pepper sales this year growing on less beds because the hoophouse increased the length of the growing season and also the health of the plants. Hard to believe it will be a half a year at least until the next homegrown tomatoes come around but such is the seasonality of locally grown foods. Hopefully the wait makes them all the more special and delicious when they come back next year.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Stockholm Farmers Market last week (Annelie and Kevin posing with our produce above) – it was a beautiful day and as always a really fun time with community.

While we have run out of most hot crops, there is still a good variety of fall crops available. You can 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.

Produce Availability

Winter Squash (Butternut, Red Kuri, Sweet Dumpling) – $1.50/pound
Watermelon Radish – $3/pound
Daikon Radish – $2/pound
Bulk Carrots – $2/pound
Bunched Radishes – $3/bunch
Sunchokes – $4/pound
Carving Pumpkins – $7/each
Brussels Sprouts – $5/pound
Red Head Lettuce – $2/head
Baby Kale – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Arugula – $3/bunch
Baby Lettuce Mix – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Spinach – $7/pound, $3.50/half pound
Hot peppers (cayenne & serrano) – $6/pound (available in small increments)
Red Curly Kale – $2/bunch
Broccoli – $3/pound
Garlic bulbs – $10/pound (available by the bulb)
Herbs – Cilantro, Mint, Parsley, Sage – $2/bunch
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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Hoophouse progress & last farmers market

Hazel helping Kevin install some of the wood framing on the new hoophouse. As you can see, in the background, after the initial installation of the steel pipe framing, Kevin was able to prep all the beds for planting and we had everything seeded/transplanted in there by mid September. Kevin did the initial plastic (called the “skin”) instillation yesterday and he’s waiting for a sunny day to warm up the plastic so it can be stretched tight to the frame. It also looks like this will be the last week for tomatoes & peppers out of our first hoophouse so we’ll be removing those plants over the coming week and planting more winter crops. We’re still experimenting to see how late some of these crops can go in but learning to rely on quick maturing crops, especially baby leaf crops that are particularly freeze tolerant (baby kale, baby lettuce, spinach, etc).

This Friday (Oct 13th) we’ll be at the final Stockholm Farmers Market of the season in front of Antique Future on Hwy 35 from 3-7PM. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it to the market, you can 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.

Produce Availability

Winter Squash (Butternut, Red Kuri, Festival, Delicata) & Pie Pumpkins – $1.50/pound
Watermelon Radish – $3/pound
Daikon Radish – $2/pound
Bunched Carrots – $4/bunch
Bunched Radishes – $2/bunch
Sunchokes – $4/pound
Carving Pumpkins – $7/each
Brussels Sprouts – $5/pound
Green/half ripened 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 (cayenne & serrano) – $6/pound (available in small increments)
Red Curly Kale – $2/bunch
Broccoli – $3/pound
Garlic bulbs – $10/pound (available by the bulb)
Herbs – Mint, Dill, Parsley, Sage – $2/bunch
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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Pumpkins!

Pumpkins are available for pick up at our farm – it’s a self-serve stand so you can stop by anytime. $7/each, certified organic! Some other new fall crops are available this week including watermelon radishes, daikon radish, carrots, and sunchokes.

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.

Next Friday, the 13th (!) We’ll be at the final Stockholm Farmers Market in front of Antique Future on Hwy 35 from 3-7PM.

Produce Availability

Winter Squash (Butternut, Red Kuri, Festival, Delicata) & Pie Pumpkins – $1.50/pound
Watermelon Radish – $3/pound
Daikon Radish – $2/pound
Bunched Carrots – $4/bunch
Bunched Radishes – $2/bunch
Sunchokes – $4/pound
Carving Pumpkins – $7/each
Mixed Sweet Bell Peppers – $4/pound
Brussels Sprouts – $5/pound
Tomatillos – $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 (cayenne & serrano) – $6/pound (available in small increments)
Red Curly Kale & Red Russian Kale- $2/bunch
Cherry tomatoes – $4/pint
Heirloom tomatoes- $4/pound
Slicing tomatoes-$3/pound
Broccoli – $3/pound
Garlic bulbs – $10/pound (available by the bulb)
Herbs – Mint, Dill, Parsley, Sage – $2/bunch or $10/pound
Ground Cherries – $4/pint
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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