The unseasonably cold temperatures are wrecking havoc this year. We are taking all of the plants inside our greenhouses and market, and what we don’t have room for- we are covering for protection every night.
Here are some tips for the home gardener to save their plants during this crazy weather and until the threat of frost is gone.
Bring any plants in a pot inside. This could be your garage, shed, or basement. Anywhere to get them out of the cold.
Cover your plants that are planted in the ground. You can cover them with sheets, blankets, drop cloths, plastic buckets, even milk jugs with the bottoms cut off. Hold the edges down with rocks, bricks or anything heavy that will keep the covering from blowing away.
Thick layers of mulch can help keep the heat in the ground and protect the roots.
Make sure that if you use a plastic tarp it does not touch the plants. The plastic intensifies the cold and can hurt the plants even more.
Be sure to uncover the plants first thing in the morning so that the plants can get warmed back up.
It’s that time of year again! Our Fall Family Fun Weekends are going on every Saturday & Sunday. Hayrides, the Barrel Train, all play areas open and a few new surprises! Plus pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Get your decorations, get your candy corn, get ready to get your Fall on!
The store and play areas are open from 9-7 every day, now through Oct. 31st. Hayrides and Barrel Train run on all Saturdays and Sundays from 11-6, weather permitting.
Apple lovers, Now is your time! We have so many apples and apple related items it’s just plain crazy. Delicious locally made Apple Cider, Apple Butter (regular and no sugar added) , Apple Crisp Mix, Caramel Apples, Apple Chips, 8 kinds of Apple Sauce (includes 2 that have no sugar added) , Apple dip, and the ever popular Aspen Mulling Spices. It doesn’t feel like fall until you’ve had your spiced cider.
Don’t forget, we have at least 10 different kinds of locally grown apples we have been able to secure from various orchards in the tri-state. We work hard at having the best selection for you to chose from. More are sure to come as we reach peak season. #localapples #freshcider #pumpkinpatch #brownsfamilyfarmmarket
Customer Appreciation Weekend is off to a great start! We have several free samples, sales and much more! You’re able to try some of our most unique items, including grilling sauces, jams and jellies and peach cider. 🍑
We also have special deals on several items throughout the market. That includes yellow peaches, grape tomatoes, as well as jams and jellies! We’ll also be raffling off a gourmet gift basket, along with a $50 Brown’s gift card to one lucky customer! There’s also plenty for the kids to do in our playhouse town and places for the adults to hangout and watch the kids play.
And don’t forget your free ear of grilled corn! Limit one per customer. 🌽
Mom always said “eat your greens”. Well, we have plenty of them! Everything from homegrown gourmet lettuce, to kale, and collard greens! 🥬🥦🥒
The meat and dairy case is also stocked with new items. 🥓🌭🧀🥚
We have everything you need for a delicious BLT Salad. Give it a try…
Clean and chop one head of our homegrown lettuce
Chop tomato and onion
Cook and crumble Walnut Creek Bacon
Dice a couple pieces of Troyer’s Colby Cheese
Toss with ranch dressing and enjoy 🥗