Monday, April 13, 2015

Asparagus, 'GoldRush' Apples & 'Kanza' Pecans for Sale

   Asparagus harvest started a couple days ago, and should go for the next 6 weeks or so.  These are nice thick spears and I snap them off where they break easily instead of cutting them at ground level, so almost all of the harvested spear is tender and usable.  Phone 620-597-2450 to order asparagus, which we sell harvested for $2.79 per pound + tax.
Our asparagus row is sending up many new spears each day, and will keep doing so for the next 6 weeks or so.
   We still have many harvested 'GoldRush' apples, both #1's and #2's, for sale now and for the next 6 weeks or so.  Prices are listed in the previous post.  Harvested apples are kept in top condition in our cooler, which is now down to about 700 pounds of apples.
Our apple orchard is in bloom with the start of next fall's apple crop, as redbud trees bloom along the driveway in the background.
   We also still have 5-lb. bags of cracked 'Kanza' pecans for sale, for $14.86 + tax per bag.  'Kanza' is a larger pecan variety, with excellent flavor.  They keep for 3 years in the freezer in great condition.  We have about 20 bags (100 pounds) of pecans left before we're sold out.
   Strawberry harvest will be very limited this year, as we took out our older strawberry planting last summer and just replanted this spring.  Strawberry harvest will run from about May 12 to June 5 this year.  Strawberries are sold pick-your-own only, by appointment only, for $2.55 per quart + tax.  Phone 620-597-2450 to set up a day and time to pick strawberries.
   From Dec. 1 to May 31 we're open by appointment, so e-mail a few days ahead or phone a day ahead (or at least a few hours ahead) and leave a message on the answering machine saying when you're coming.  If you drop by on a nice day and I don't see you come in, since I'm working elsewhere on the farm, ring the bell on the sales building.