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REMEMBER, our berries are not sprayed with any herbicides, pesticides,or fungicides. So bringthe family out for the day and enjoy fresh, wholesome, goodness that is well worth the drive.
Again, our famous "silo Kitchen" will be serving up some fine strawberry icecream, shortcake, and great sandwiches.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Call 478-244-9454 if you would like to come earlier. I'll let you know if there are berries available.
Steve and Loretta Esh
We have been working on the irrigation system to get it ready for a new season. We have been working the land, as well, to keep the soil soft and weed free for the plastic bed machine to do its job well. We plan to make the beds around September 23-25. We plan to plant the berries starting on October 12.
We welcome any comments. I got this one yesterday in an email. "They are by far the best strawberries I've had in a long time. The price is great, too."
We will be picking our first berries today. On the week of the 10/th we will have picked berries to sell. Our U-pick will open on Saturday the 17/th. We are still waiting on pending certification for the kitchen as new owners. So hopefully we will be able to serve icecream and shortake on Opening day. If you have facebook search for us and follw the updates there. KAUFFMANS FARMARKET.
We planted our first set of 20 blackberry bushes. These should be producing within 3 years. We are planning to put another set of 20 out within several weeks.
We have a total of 4700 Georgia"sweet" onions planted. We also finished planting 600 broccoli plants. Now the rain can settle in for a few days.
This week we have been busy planting onions and tending to the strawberries. The company that laid the plastic last year for the strawberries did a less than ideal job. Some of the plastic did not lay tight against the soil which caused the wind to get underneath the plastic. This caused the plastic to flap loose and break of strawberry leaves. We lost several thousand plants. So to use up the empty spaces, we planted onions. The experts say onions are companion plants to strawberries. So we will see how this works this year. They should be extra sweet with the calcium added for the strawberries.
On February 16, we moved a half mile up the road from where we had lived. We thank you for your patience as we transition into the farm here. We will try to keep you posted as soon as we find out the strawberries will be ready. Its been to cold for them to grow much.
Harvested the first leaf lettuce today. So young and tender! Will definitely get a salad spinner! Looking forward to some cooler days.
The Fall CSA is coming along nicely. Today we planted more red lettuce, savoy cabbage, broccoli, and turnips and mustard greens. The pumpkins are turning orange now. We love the new "Georgia Bull Dog" variety. It was developedespecially for the South by the University of Georgia. We have been well pleased with its performance. Come visit the pumpkin patch soon!
Fall CSA registration is still open! New members joining every day. This will be our best season ever.
Delivered fresh corn, watermelons, figs, okra, basil, and beets today. Sowed seeds yesterday for collards, chinese cabbage, kale, and leeks.