News & Views:  Onions (Out of Season) 

Onions, cooking
Onions, Green
Onions, Red
Onions, Sweet

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Due to our transition year, we expect to have no onions to sell in 2012.

After several days of preparation, today we planted most of the potato and onion crops. Potato varieties include Kennebec, Magic Molly, Yukon Gold, Desiree, Mountain Rose, New York 129, Romance, Adirondack, Red Fingerling, Red Viking, Rideau, Peter Wilcox, Dark Red Norland and Cherry Red. Onions included Walla Walla Sweet, Copra, Yellow Spanish, and Red. A beautiful day and a good-sized and good-natured crew made for as satisfying day.

Last week many of us from the farm team put thousands of onion plants in the ground. Some were not much bigger than blades of grass. But they will be growing bigger soon.

Last night’s freeze finished the raspberries for the season. We are now also closing the Market Barn. We will still have greens, peppers, squash, and root vegetables at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.

Today’s raspberry harvest has been better than initially thought and we will attend the Peoria Riverfront Market this Saturday from 8AM to Noon. The performance will include red raspberries, seedless watermelon, red slicing tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, herbs, kale and swiss chard.

We will have lots of watermelon and tomatoes at Princeton Farmers’ Market (8:30 - 2:00) and Peoria Riverfront (8:00 - noon) market. We also have sweet corn, Plow Creek Bakery goods, blackberries, red raspberries, muskmelon, red and green peppers, red and green cabbage, carrots, red and sweet onions, green onions, new potatoes, basil, beets, kale, leeks, cucumbers, eggplant, and swiss chard.

Look for a mid-summer selection Thursday morning (8:30-2) at Valley Flowers in Spring Valley and Thursday evening (4-7PM) in Wyoming. Blueberries, blackberries, sweet corn, muskmelon/cantaloupe, cherry and plum tomatoes, green and yellow beans, green pepper, cucumber, zucchini, onions and more. Spring Valley will also include bread and cookies from Plow Creek Bakery

It’s beginning to look like summer in Spring Valley this Thursday morning, with the following colorful and delicious visitors in the Valley Flowers parking lot: blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, cantaloupe/muskmelon, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, green beans, sweet onions and more. Bread and cookies from Plow Creek Bakery round out the food pyramid. Sorry, no steers today — grass-fed beef is by order only. This interactive show runs from 8:30 to 1PM.

Look for Plow Creek blueberries, red raspberries, green beans, peas, sweet onions, carrots, beets, herbs and even cookbooks in Princeton, Peoria and Ottawa Saturday morning. The Princeton Farmers’ Market runs from 8:30-2PM, the Peoria Riverfront Market from 8:00-Noon, and the Ottawa market from 7:00 to Noon. Raspberry supplies are very limited. We won’t be in Sterling, but our blueberries will be, thanks to friends at the Twin City Market.

Look for Plow Creek blueberries, peas, onions and other veggies at Valley Flowers in Spring Valley Thursday morning 8:30-12:30 and at the Stark County Farmers’ market in Wyoming Thursday evening 4PM-7PM. There may be a final small supply of strawberries at Spring Valley as well

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