May 14, 2016 Veggie List ~ Market Locations ~ Summer Hours ~ Laying Hens

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Pictured above are Lilac Bell Peppers. They are a delicious fresh salad pepper. Pepper season is just around the corner.

Get ready for summer veggies.  Start googling recipes for eggplant, bell peppers, squash and tomatoes.  Get your freezer bags, canning salt, garlic and vinegar.  It’s nearly time to begin freezing your tomatoes, onions and peppers!

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Isn’t she a beauty?  Summer Crook Neck Squash is on the tables this week. Lightly steam and salt and pepper, they are good to go and so rich with flavor.

People have been asking when summer hours will begin.  Beginning the first week of June the farm stand will open at 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.  For the next two weekend the farm stand will operate under the Saturday hours from 8 a.m. to noon.  Memorial Day weekend the farm stand and all other locations will be closed in observance of the holiday. When the farm reopens the first week of June summer hours will take begin.

tomatoes from tonopah rob's farm

Tomato season is nearly here. Some of the maters, their shoulders are beginning to turn red, it won’t be long until piles and piles of heirlooms will don the tables.

Across the valley farmers markets are coming to a close. Some of the locations Tonopah Rob sells have closed for the summer. There is an updated market schedule under the “directions to the market” tab.  A new location is in the works and a trial run begins May 22, 2016.  The location is 12400 West Desert Cove Road, El Mirage, AZ 85335.  Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  This is not a CSA location.  All members must come to the farm to get veggie with it.  Beginning in June 2016, if this location becomes more than a trial location, all Super Duper CSA memberships will be honored.

If anyone would like to purchase some chickens (laying hens), Tonopah Rob has California White Leghorns for sale. Each chicken cost 5.00 dollars. They don’t crow like a rooster but will cluck after they lay an egg. They are bright white with a beautiful red comb. Also, for sale are turkeys. They are adult tom turkeys. They are 25.oo dollars per tom.  The flocks are getting to big for the farm.  The turkey hens have hatched lots of babies and they will grow up fast and the farm is too small for another flock of youngsters so in order to make room for the kids the toms gotta go.

Veggie List:

  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Purple Viking Potatoes
  • Fresh Eggs
  • Green Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Summer Squash
  • Green Onions
  • one old weathered wooden pallet
  • maybe a surprise or two