July 13th – we have started to harvest garlic and boy what a difference a year makes!
Last year with all the rain it was about the worst conditions for growing and harvesting good garlic.
This year with 5 days of a heat wave leading up to the first day we harvested it was about as perfect garlic weather as you could ever hope for.
So far we have harvested about 1/4 of the crop and the Montara Rocamboles are the best ever at MVF. The Music and Asian Tempest are also just wonderful.
The crop now heads to the drying shed for proper curing. If you ever buy fresh garlic and it is a little mushie it may be because it was picked and sold and not properly cured. It really needs to hang in the shed with good ventilation for 2 to 3 weeks depending on the air temp before it is used or sold.
Look for it from Mooseview Farm the last weekend in July.
We are the Garlic Capital of Brookfield!
We will be going to the Wakefield Marketplace on Saturday July 10th.
See us there from 9am to about 1pm
It is Thursday, Jul 8th and we will be at the Wolfeboro Farmer’s Market today from 12:30 until 4:30pm.
Come early! The good stuff goes fast.
O ya, it’s still HOT!
Welcome to the all new MOOSEVEIW FARM web site.
There is a heat wave in New Hampshire today so we finally had time to come in and work on the website!
We have been very busy this year see the full story on our History page about-us there are lots of new photos posted there.
The long awaited Mooseview Farm T-Shirts have finally arrived!
Now you can spot us a mile away at the Farmer’s markets!
On the Gate post leading into our lower garden is a bird house. We have Sparrows in there every year.
This little guy was just about to fly off for the first time!
It is so great to be out working on the farm and have this abundance of new life all around you!
Here we are getting ready for the Wolfeboro Farmers Market – the first day we set up there.
This is the very very very short time of the year you can enjoy fresh garlic scapes.
We will be harvesting them for the next two weeks and have them at both the Wakefield and Wolfeboro farmers markets.
Just what is a Garlic Scape you ask? Come see us at the farmers market and we will give you the full history.
Thanks to our friends at Yellow House Farm in Brentwood here is a good short answer.
Here we are at opening day for 2010 at the Wakefield Marketplace Farmers Market.
Here is a good photo of Pam and Max harvesting Kale from one of the raised beds covered with agribond row cover.