This year we are growing Sweet Corn! Farmer Anthony and John are taking this task on for the first time. We are using is a non-GMO seed from Johnny’s Organic’s Seeds in NJ. As always, it will be grown with organic methods.
One of the challenges we face when growing this crop in this region is the earworm. This menace eats the husk (ear) of the developing corn and can ruin a whole harvest if we don’t act in time. One of the differences with planting Non-GMO corn is dealing with these pests in a more natural way. GMO corn is modified so that the plant is resistant to Roundup Spray. This means that when a whole field is sprayed, the plant doesn’t get damaged along the way and all the pests die off. We are also trying out a biodegradable row cover to prevent weeds.
Sine we haven’t sprayed the corn fields with anything at all, a lot of our harvest has been compromised with bugs. We are selling 6 ears for $3 at the Farm Store, it does need some TLC before cooking! Cleaning and cutting off the edges where the ear worm did damage. It is worth the work if we may say so, so sweet and delicious, yum.
Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Don’t miss out on a Lima Family Farms, pasture-raised turkey for your family’s special day. Our Broad Breasted White turkeys always make the perfect centerpiece. These turkeys are truly special as they live their lives outside on our green grass, in the sunshine and foraging as they were naturally meant to do. They receive supplement grain that is non-GMO and locally sourced. This makes them taste wonderful and helps support a sustainable food system.
Please come by the farm store and fill out a Reservation Form (see below). All the turkeys are $5.50/lb and there is a $40 non-refundable deposit that will be applied to the final cost of your turkey. Please note that reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis and we do not take reservations online – you must make the reservation at the farm store in Hillsborough, or by phone.
When you make your reservation, choose from 3 weight ranges: Small (13-14lbs), Medium (15-19lbs) and Large (20-25+lbs). We will do our best to accommodate your choice, but please understand that we cannot control the exact sizes. Unfortunately we are sold out of our small turkeys due to high demand. Your turkey will be fresh, vacuum sealed and available for pickup at our farm store:
Summer is in full swing at the farm! All our summer veggies like; heirloom & slicing tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, potatoes and more are all available at our new farm store which opened in May.
Being that it is summer we also have our full stock of beef, pork, fresh chickens, and eggs available at the farm store or say hello to Anthony at the Princeton market at Hinds Square every Thursday from 10-3.
Be sure to stay tuned for updates on Thanksgiving turkey reservations here and on our Facebook and instagram pages to keep you informed!