Yikes, in just 8 weeks these kids will be out helpng us plant another 20,000 onions. In June they weed the onions. In July and August they pick and rub clean the onions. When not working with onions they will be busy tending to tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, garlic, peppers, pumpkins and many more wonderful crops of vegetables growing on our farm. It is an amazing [...]
Posts tagged ‘vegetables’
Have we mentioned just how incredibly delicious our freshly picked seweet corn is?
Vegetable transplants heading out to the field where they will become rooted, harvest the sun and rain and grow the most delicious tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini and eggplant. See our harvest schedule for when these crops will be ripe and ready for sale in our roadstand. Presently we still have the gorgeous flowers and also our [...]
Whoa! The 20,000 onions are planted in the field behind John and Marys house. Our cheerful helpers were serenaded by the frogs singing in the ponds during the 5 hour onion plant. The happy onion babies are waiting for rain and then going to grow into those famous big sweet onions we all love. Come July, [...]
Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned veteran canner it is best to use a good and up to date canning book. Some of the rules of canning fruits and vegetables have changed over the years. In the case of tomatoes many of the seed varieties home gardeners and farmers grow these days are lower [...]
If you have a canned goods pantry this is a great time to organize the jars, clean the shelves, toss out any items that are outdated or spoiled. Make corrections to your canned goods inventory. See that empty jars are ready for the season. If you need more jars and or lids make a note of that [...]
Jean and Al from Peterson Produce will be at the Delano Community Expo talking about the upcoming fresh flower and vegetable produce season. Stop by for a chat about what’s happening at the farm this summer. Jean is especially excited about the Farm Fun Crew for young children and also about teaching you how to [...]
Hey, want to learn how to can fruits vegetables and meats? Jean is giving a fun and informative presentation on canning Sat March 14 in Monticello, Mn. Google Wright County Master Gardners Spring Days Event to get details. Jean will present at 12:30 PM!
The first reason is the most important! Locally grown vegetables and fruits taste fabulous and are packed with nutrition! Since locally grown foods do not travel very far, farmers can deliver varieties to you directly, without a long journed to get to the market. This also helps to support your local farmers and artisan producers [...]
Jean and the work crew at Peterson Produce, Delano are really excited about a new activity at the farm this summer. It is called Farm Fun Crew and is designed to give young children ages 5-10 a hands on real farm work experience. During a one hour work session the jobs we do at the [...]