To show how quickly the season goes, the header photo (above) is one taken of the beans early in the season beginning to blossom. Here we are August 21st and below is a current photo of the pinto bean field and the pintos themselves. They are beginning to dry out. For those who do not know, pinto beans grow similarly to green beans, as a bush bean. However, to harvest the dry bean, we allow the plant to die and produce the dry bean. Once fully dry, the pinto bean plants are cut, then thrashed (to separate the pinto bean from the hull), cleaned and bagged. Currently we are about two weeks from harvest. Always check with us please via the website or by calling to see when they will be in the Farm Market.
For those who have never visited our Farm Market, it is a short drive through the canyon east of Albuquerque about 30 miles. We have a great selection of garden vegetables (all non-gmo and naturally grown) that are harvested each morning before we open. On Saturdays and Sundays, we roast sweet corn. The children enjoy eating the roasted corn every weekend of the season!
Sweet corn harvest has begun. This is the season we work so hard to reach, so we are thankful that the crops are looking so well thus far. This is also a very busy time as we harvest fresh corn and vegetables every day.
Farmer Dean came in the other day asking the children and I if we wanted to see how the potatoes were doing. Excitedly everyone said, "YES!!!". So, we donned our hats, gloves and off to the potato patch we went. Farmer Dean hooked the potato digger on to his tractor and began to unearth those lovely golden nuggets of yukon gold potatoes. They were beautiful. Even more beautiful was watching the children fill their bags of potatoes. All the children, even Addie (the youngest), participated. So, we bagged a couple hundred pounds of potatoes, brought some home and ate them for supper!