Only two more weeks before the outdoor market opens for the 2013 season. April 6 is opening day. Some of our farmers are growing lettuces, radishes and other spring goodies in their greenhouses and high tunnels.
We will have some new faces and new products at the market this year. Check this column every Wednesday for upcoming announcements and listings.
Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Stop in for fresh vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies, sorghum, honey, frozen meats and more.
This Thursday, homemade Easter Eggs will be available from Bush Farms. Choose from peanut butter or coconut Créme with Almonds. Both will be coated with your choice of white or milk chocolate. These also are made to order so let us know if you would like more.
French Boulet (round, crusty rolls) will be available from Briar Knob Farm each Saturday. Pick up some of these delicious treats and other goodies.
With the Easter holiday approaching, don t forget, you can place orders ahead for many of the baked goods we offer. Vendors have business cards and/or contact information in their booth areas or let the us know what you need when you check out.
Many thanks to our community of friends and neighbors who support our market. We couldn’t do it without you!
EBT and debit services are available.
Currently, we are taking applications to join Boyle County Farmers Market for the 2013 season. For more information, call market manager John Wyatt of Briar Knob Farm at (859) 229-5504.
At Bush Farms: Saturday was so nice, temperature-wise. The strong winds prevented us from doing some of the outdoor chores we had planned but I enjoyed being outside for while.
Our wonderful Earth is awakening from her winter slumber. Grasses are greening up and the fuzzy pussy willows have burst bud. Hopefully, they soon will be visited by our bees collecting the bright yellow pollen that they love.
Daffodils have been blooming for a while. Tulips, hyacinths and forsythia won t be far behind. After that, we will watch for the first spears of asparagus to pop up and the fruit trees to get fruit.
The 2013 growing season has begun. Here s hoping for successful crops, good yields and lots of goodies for all of our farmers market friends.
Sheba, our fur child, has been enjoying herself here at the farm. There always have been coyotes in our area. Even when we raised cattle, they never really bothered them or us, so we leave them alone.
Sheba has decided they are invading her space. She stands sentinel or patrols our back yard making sure the enemy doesn t cross the creek.
The coyotes seem only mildly interested in her antics. They stop and stare for a while then continue with their hunting of mice and rabbits. If Barrie or I should come out on the deck, Sheba s bravery increases. I guess she considers us to be her back-up.
She will run down the hill a little farther and bark at them. When the coyotes see us, they will sometimes head toward the wood line and disappear. Our ever-so-brave Sheba struts up the hill after chasing away the intruders.
I was looking through recipes and trying to decide which one to share with you this week when I became sidetracked. Later, I was checking e-mails and Facebook when I came across something from Food.com that I just have to try. I don t make a habit of sharing anything that I haven t previously made myself, but I can tell by reading this one that it will be fantastic.
I already have a wonderful recipe for carrot cake but this recipe may rival that.