Saturday, January 6, 2018

Whats Happen at Country Taste Farm

Welcome to Country Taste Farm it’s time to get started on the 2018 CSA Membership Drive.
Baby Bees are coming 

I hope all of you enjoyed the holiday season; I did the Scale shows a healthy Gain??? We have received Memberships for 30% of our 2018 Goal this is a good start, my thanks to those folks that have already joined.

Why do we need our memberships this early?
            We need to know the number of members to plan how much to plant and when to plant.
           We rely on the fees to purchase our Seeds, Plants, Fertilizer (Turkey Litter is purchase I 25 ton loads), Seeds, Plants (berry and fruit trees/plants must be ordered in January to assure delivery) Organic Insect and disease Product. 60% of your membership fees are invested before June.   It gives me a since of pride and encouragement to supply our customers with the Best Fresh Fruits and Vegetables we can grow.

  This year I have completed most of my winter pruning and repairs. The raspberries have new trellis and have been pruned. The Honey crisp intense production trees have reinforced trellis wires. All of the high tunnels have been update and were need new plastic covering. All of the field laid plastic mulch and drip tube has been removed and disposed of. We are Ready for Spring!

Honey Crisp Apple tree Trellis
"Know Your Farmer Know Your Food"

Friday, December 1, 2017

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

The 2018 Country Taste Farm Membership Signup is going well Over 10% are signed up and paid. Now is the Time to sign up if you are new to our group, we filled all the memberships we could handle last year. All existing members are not turned away if the pay by April 15th. We have about 30 memberships available for new members so sign up early.
   What a great Christmas Gift it would be to give a CSA Membership.  Sign up online at
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from All of Us at Country Taste Farm

Whats happen at Country Taste Farm. The End of November has had some very nice weather for working outside we have finished all of the updates and repairs needed on the high tunnels new side walls and new plastic cover on High tunnel # 3. I have installed a better trellis system on the raspberries and have the post brace installed on the Honey Crisp apple trees. Strawberries are put to bed with straw cover. We painted the apple Trees with Surround: Derived from kaolin clay, a natural mineral, Surround WP forms a barrier film that acts as a broad spectrum crop protectant. It is labeled to control insect pests and disease, while protecting against sunburn and heat stress. The kaolin clay coats the plants with a white powder film that acts in several ways to deter pests. 
Hopping to start pruning raspberries next week.
New plastic Roof
New Side Wall

Strawberries covered for winter

New support for Raspberries

Honey Crisp apple trees

All Apple trees painted with Surround
Kaolin Clay to prevent sun scald

“Know Your Farmer Know Your Food”