Saturday, October 22, 2011

Selling Today ~ Saturday, October 22

Noel's been busily working at the orchard and hasn't been able to set anything out for awhile, but it's such a beautiful, sunny October day, I couldn't resist setting some things out for her.  

She's got some great fixin's for your Sunday dinner:  Carrots, Red Onions and Beets.   What goes better with Sunday roast?  And some of these carrots are HUGE, and don't get me started on the wonderful aroma.  These aren't your typical grocery-store fixins'!

·       Beets or Carrots = $3.00 a bunch

·       Bell Peppers = 75¢ each

·       Onions  (Red) = 75¢ each

·       Raspberries = $2.00 per container

·       Tomatillos = $2.00 per container

·       Tomatoes  = $2.00 per container

Enjoy this gorgeous autumn day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Goodies for Sale ~ Tuesday, September 13

4445 Forest Street (Rochester Road and Division one block south of the 4-way stop) in Leonard.

Hi, Everybody,

 I've got some nice produce for sale today on the picnic table near the greenhouse, including some beautiful bunches of beets and carrots with the greens.  I love the carrots.  Amazing taste and color ~ Unlike any that you'll find at the grocery store.  This will probably be the last of the beets until early spring.

Available Today:

  • Beets or Carrots ~ $3.00 a bunch
  • Cucumbers ~ 50¢ each 
  • Peppers ~ Bells (purple or green) = 75¢ each                
    Others = 25¢ each or 5/$1
  • Squash ~ White Scallop ("Pattypan")
  • Tomatillos ~ Green or Purple = $2 per container
  • Tomatoes ~  Reisentraubes, Tappy's & Money Makers = $2 per container  OR
                          Seconds from the basket = 25¢ each
*Please pay on the Honor System.  Thank You ~ Noel

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Saturday, September 3

The stand is set up again today for as long as the weather holds.  Same variety of produce and prices as listed in the previous post.

Thanks so much to everyone that stopped yesterday!   I really do appreciate it.  The money goes towards recouping the costs of the garden and then eventually toward my schooling costs.  It is also a big encouragement to know that others are enjoy good, wholesome food :0)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Selling Today

4445 Forest Street (Rochester Road and Division one block south of the 4-way stop) in Leonard.

Hi, Everybody,

It's been awhile, but I've got some nice produce for sale today on the picnic table near the greenhouse.

Available Today:
  • Cucumbers ~ 50¢ each or 6/$2
  • Peppers ~ Bells (purple or green)
                     Others = 25¢ each or 5/$1
  • Squash ~ White Scallop ("Pattypan") =  $1each
  • Tomatillos ~ Green or Purple = $2 per container
  • Tomatoes ~  Reisentraubes, Tappy's & Money Makers = $2 per container
*Please pay on the Honor System.  Thank You ~ Noel

P.S.  I've been accepted into the 2012 MSU Student Organic Farmer Training Program, and I'm super excited!  And I had a great time entering things from the garden in this year's Oakland County and Armada Fairs.  More on that later :0)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Red Tent is UP Today

I'm set up out front today, but I don't know for how long, since the sky is looking a little dark. If the weather holds, I'll be set up until at least 3pm.

4445 Forest Street (Rochester Road and Division one block south of the 4-way stop) in Leonard.

Here's what I have today (Saturday, August 6):

  1. Green Tomatillos ($1.50 per container)~ These make amazing salsa or a fantastic addition to guacamole!
  2. Cherokee Purple Tomatoes ($1 each) ~ Fantastic Taste!  You have to try it to believe it.  Their looks may not be appealing, but if you've been longing for that "summer only" taste, these are for you.
  3. German Red Strawberry Tomatoes (75¢ each) ~ Another nice heirloom with good taste.  They are less sweet than the Cherokee Purples.  Nice for salsas and in a BLT.
  4. Violet Jasper Tomatoes ($2 per container) ~ Small Tomatoes (between a large cherry and a small slicer) with an earthier tomato taste.  Not sure?  Ask for one to sample.  They make a beautiful addition to salads.
  5. Cherry Tomatoes ($2 per container) ~ These a nice and sweet with a bit of a pinkish hue to their color.  Nice for snacking or adding to salad.
  6. Salad Bag ($2 per bag) ~ A nice blend of Red Flame, Little Gem and Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce.  They make a flavorful Mild blend.
  7. Hungarian Yellow Wax Peppers  (2 for 50¢)~ Just a small bit of heat.  We love these in with our veggie packets on the grill or add them as pepper rings to your salad or salsa.
  8. Purple Beauty Peppers (50¢...they're pretty small on the first harvest) ~ Okay, these are beautiful to look at with taste to match!
  9. Telegraph Improved Cucumbers (75¢ each or 3 for $2) ~ These are a wonderful, long English-type slicer with small seeds.  Dad says they're never bitter.
  10. Early Russian Cucumbers (75¢ each or 3 for $2) ~ Medium Cucs that are nice sliced or possibly pickled (we haven't tried pickling them yet but will be soon).  Sweet solid cucumber taste.

If you want something but can't stop by today,  drop me an email and if I've still got it we arrange for pick up or drop off. 

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011

    Selling Today

    Look for the "Fresh Produce" sign and the red tent.  Today I've got a varied selection of heirloom vegetables:

    1. Tomatillos
    2. Cherry Tomatoes
    3. Early Russian Cucumbers
    4. Telegraph Improved Cucumbers
    5. Purple Beauty Bell Peppers
    6. Hungarian Yellow Wax Peppers
    7. Chinese Five Color Peppers (all purple)
    8. Red Flame Lettuce (mild red leaf)
    9. Herbs (French Tarragon, Parsley, Thyme, and Oregano)
    By Friday or Saturday, I will have some Cherokee Purple, Violet Jasper, and German Red Strawberry tomatoes to add to the growing list.  

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    Saturday's Offerings and an Interesting Article

    Well, I had hoped to have enough goodies to set up shop tomorrow, but there just isn't enough of any one thing ready to harvest.   I do have a few things that could be harvested if anyone is interested.  If you'd like something on the list, shoot me an email at or send me a message.

    Ready for Saturday and Sunday, July 30 & 31 ~

    • Red Flame Lettuce
    • a few Early Russian Cucumbers
    • a few Chinese 5 Color Peppers (purple only)
    • a small container of Cherry Tomatoes
    • Herbs (small lunch bag of mixed herbs to include:  Basil, Rosemary, Thyme, Flat Leaf Parsley, French Tarragon, Sage and Oregano)
    We are so blessed to live in a state that is rich in Agriculture.  If you have a minute check out this cool article by the MSU Extension service:

    Agriculture in Michigan is Amazing!

    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    Available in Limited Quantities

    I will have a few items available in very limited quantities this weekend.  If you're interested in any of them, please send me an email at, or if you're my friend on FB, send me a message.  It will be first come first serve, and I will do my best to work with you on delivery or pick up.

    Here's what I have:
    • Cucumbers ~ Telegraph Improved (these are the long English heirlooms that are wonderful slicers = 75¢ each)
    • Herbs ~ Basil ($2.00 a bunch) , Flat Leaf Parsley (50¢ a bunch), Oregano ($1.00 a bunch), Rosemary ($1.00 a bunch) and Thyme (50¢ a ziplock sandwich bag)
    Next week, I hope to have a few Violet Jasper Tomatoes, Early Russian Cucumbers (more of a pickling type) and possibly some Hungarian Yellow Wax Peppers and Little Gem Lettuce.   Of course, this is all weather dependent.

    Sadly, the remaining Black and Red Raspberries were wiped out by Japanese Beetles this week :0(  On the bright side, I'm working on a new organic plan of attack, so that we don't lose them next year :0)
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