Fun Facts about Onions 1. Onions are the third most consumed fresh vegetable in the Unites States. 2. Onions grow a new leaf about every 2 weeks. The bulb forms last. Each leaf on an onion plant will produce a ring. 3. The larger the leaf, the larger the ring. 4. Onion plants are biennials.
Farmer for an afternoon was a success! Several people came out to help clear the rows in the blueberry fields, do some creative painting with Lucas, and cut down saplings. Thank you all so much for coming out!
Come be a farmer for the day at LongShot Farms next week! We’re cleaning up the blueberry fields, and anyone who wants to come help will be rewarded well in blueberries (once they are ready) and as much asparagus as can be picked that day. We’ll also be stockpiling duck eggs to give away. Come out for
Happy Fall, everyone! Yesterday was the autumn equinox, officially bringing Summer to an end. Fall is a great time and, when all of the leaves start changing color, will be an absolutely gorgeous time at the farm. Unfortunately, though, our Fall crop is not going to be as plentiful as we had hoped. The rains
Sadly, there has been even more crop loss on the farm. Last week a herd of deer got through our fence and chowed down on our delicious corn. The corn was a crop we were really looking forward to this fall, but the deer ate and destroyed most of it. Don’t despair, though! Although we
This summer it has seemed, instead of the sun providing for our holiday time, the sun has taken a holiday of it’s own. The immense amounts of rain have impacted our growing season in a heavily negative way. We lost a good deal of produce to all of the rain and it has impacted our
We are looking for some people to come out to the farm a few times a week and work. The work will include helping to pick, process and package produce and also general things needed around the farm such as weeding and mowing. Blueberry picking will be paid as $5 per gallon picked. All other
The excessive rain, although very welcome, has been hard to deal with. Our commitment to the earth and nature as well as to our consumers not to use herbicides or pesticides has been very difficult on us this year. It has been close to impossible to maintain the grass and therefore the weeds due to
There are a lot of great things going on at the farm right now! First and foremost our You-Pick-Em blueberries have a new process! Instead of being open only for our weekend hours, we are now open everyday from 7am to dark. The gate will now be open all day and the supplies will be