Thursday, October 31, 2013: Rain today, more off than on.

Although there certainly will be some rain today, according to the radar, it looks like there will also be several long dry spells at least in Newaygo County. Though, there might not be any real dry spells to our south (southern Ottawa or Kent counties, where I know we have several readers of the blog.)  It will also be quite mild for Halloween (although we have had many relatively warm Halloweens in the past,  last year was quite chilly.)

Keep in mind that we will be closed tomorrow, November 1, for the Feast of All Saints, which is a Holy Day.

Another thing to keep in mind is that TODAY, October 31 is the last day we will accept 2013 Project Fresh(WIC) coupons and 2013 Senior/Market Fresh Coupons.  Of course we will continue to welcome the Bridge Card!

Unsettled weather isn’t limited to the earth today, the sun a few hours ago sent out an X2 flare and NOAA forecasters are expecting a G1 class magnetic storm to hit the earth shortly.  G1 storms are usually quite mild and often the only thing they usually cause is some northern lights further south than normal.  G5 storms are something to worry about since they have the potential of knocking out huge power grids across the world along with their associated transformers –they even can cause problems with long pipelines!  If you must worry about things don’t worry about asteroids hitting earth, but rather about strong magnetic storms.  Their existence is a reason to have a generator handy along with keeping paper records of your financial assets since a G5 magnetic storm will likely evaporate “The Cloud.”  The good news is that NOAA and NASA should be able to provide at least a days warning for a G5 storm since the charged particles from the sun that trigger it travel much slower than light waves, X-rays and HV radio waves.  These electromagnetic waves let solar researchers know that something really major has happened on the sun.

When we open at 10AM (hopefully without it raining) we will have:

  • Free samples of Jonathan and Red Delicious apples
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Green and colored bell peppers, Ancho and Jalapeno peppers
  • Sweet onions
  • Winter Squash: Acorn, Heart of Gold, Celebration, Butternut, Blue Hubbard
  • Freshly dug Carrots (by the pound, 1/2 peck, and 1/2 bushel)
  • Pie pumpkins (Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree for pies and all sorts of baked goodies HERE: How to Make Pumpkin Puree Info Paper)
  • Asian pears and Royal Riviera Pears
  • MANY varieties of apples including:  Mutsu/Crispin, Golden Delicious, Spartan, Jonathan, Splendor, Empire, Golden Russet, Tolman Sweet, Kandil Sinap, Jonagold, RedGold, Jonagored, Fuji, Northwest Greening, Idared, Roman Beauty, Calville Blanc D’Hiver, Hawaii, Honeycrisp, Gala, Cortland, Stark Jumbo, Red Delicious and samplings of Jonalicious, King David, Court Pendu Plat, SunCrisp, and Ashmead’s Kernel.
  • pumpkins from miniature to giant, including many different colors such as white, tan, yellow, green, and of course orange! A large, colorful selection of Indian Corn, dried corn stalks, as well as nice quality straw bales made from oat straw for $5 each and dried corn stalks. Find all three in our greenhouse to the left of the parking lot. Watch our newest YouTube video about Fall and Giant Pumpkin harvesting!

SPECIALS (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!)

Sweet Green Bell Peppers — half bushel $10, whole bushel $18 (that’s about 79 cents a pound). Watch our YouTube video to learn how to freeze peppers!

Limited Time Special — Jonathan and Cortland apples 1/2 bushel $6

Jalapeno Peppers — 1/2 peck for $6

Acorn, Celebration and Heart-of-Gold Winter Squash — half bushel $6 (that’s about 20 cents a pound!) – Watch our YouTube video to learn how to cook squash then read our info paper by clicking the link below!

Learn how to keep winter squash by reading our info paper: “How to Freeze Winter Squash.”

Freshly Dug Carrots — half bushel $8

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