Father’s Day Approaching
If, like me, you are a horrible child, you may have had, once again, no idea that Father’s Day was this weekend. Well it is. On Sunday. And since I’ve done you the great favor of reminder, perhaps you would love to take care of the gift you still need down at Volante’s. You may think to yourself, yeah sure Volante’s is great for Mother’s day, what with all those amazing hanging baskets and flowering abundances, but what does Dad want with the place?
Ok, of course you aren’t thinking that. I mean isn’t Strawberry season Dad’s absolute favorite? Or maybe peas? Everyone has a soft spot for one of those. And as a good child isn’t it your responsibility to make sure Pops is eating healthy? You might not have had a chance to get down here since we opened up with produce again this season, but the goods are flying out the door quickly. We are just keeping up with demand on both peas and berries, which is good for all of us. It ensures you are getting the absolute freshest for your table.
Also ideal for Dad are our Patio Tomato Planters. Complete with complementary herbs these planters give him a ready to go garden. The perfect gift for a busy dad who hasn’t gotten around to all his garden chores yet. These are a quick and ready to go gift.
Also quick and ready to go we are thrilled to be carrying Ever So Humble Pies from Walpole again. A nice fresh fruit made from scratch pie could hit the spot for everyone Sunday evening.
Right after you let Dad wow you with his culinary skills by grilling up some of our tasty new marinated meat. We are carrying a selection of chicken, steak and turkey in marinades prepared by Dom’s of Medford. Any Dad likes to be appreciated for what he does well, and these pre marinated meats will make it even easier for him.
This weeks dry spell, as short as it has been has allowed us to get a few things caught up in the field. We are getting the tomatoes trellised and pruned and caged as appropriate. This is a time-consuming process but they appreciate it and by keeping the plants trim and supported they will provide fruit large and early. additionally we are trying to get caught up on the weeding. As you know we never be ahead on it, but as long as we keep most of them at bay we can hope for some success. The second crop of carrots and beets are barely out of the ground but their weedy neighbors are certainly doing fine, and that story repeats all over the farm. Unfortunately all that wonderful rain makes weeding harder. Well in effect they come out much easier but they don’t really tend to die. So again the current dryness is huge.
Back to the topic of parents, both Dad and Mom Killdeer have been stressing over their clutch of eggs by the big greenhouse. It seems like they should be hatching any day now. while Mom has gotten quite good at fending off intruders, it will certainly take both of them to corral four youngsters with all the traffic going through here lately.
You may have noticed the many large excavation machines at work this week. Frankly you certainly heard them if you didn’t see them. This is the second stage of our renovation. The final remnants of the back greenhouses and barns have been removed and we should switch over to temporary power any day now. Then they can begin to really stake out the building parameters and we can start to see the shape of things to come. The main farm stand and greenhouse 14 will still remain for another month, but the overall look of the place will start to change drastically. Please bring it to our attention if you are having trouble finding any of the products you are used to, we will be happy to track them down.
Oh last but never least, we started our huge plant sale today! I can only assume Crazy Teri will put her mark on it in days to come, but if there was something you were hemming and hawing about you want to pop in soon to see if it has gotten even more attractive. A few weeks of professional care and a lower price will do that to a lot of things, our plants included!
Homegrown this week:
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Spinach, Red and Regular
- Baby Lettuce and Arugula