As harvest continues, the season transitions from Summer into Autumn. The days shorten, nights are cooler and the mornings are crisp. Summer squash plants give up their deep green leaves for tired drying leaves, pumpkins and winter squash peek out amidst dying plants giving all remaining energy into maturing fruit. Farmer and family know that the season is changing. We have enjoyed our days growing food for you and look forward to more visits with you before the season ends in late October/early November. Bolitas have yet to be harvested along with winter squashes and cool season crops. Thank you for supporting our family farm. We are full of gratitude!
Pinto bean loaded trucks go down to McIntosh for bean cleaning last Monday. Early this morning, Farmer Dean hooks on a trailer and heads south to return shortly with a load of cleaned and bagged pintos. Now we begin the task of bagging the smaller sized pinto bags to be ready to put into the Farm Market for you! The beans look beautiful! Come and get some!
The day begins before dawn, sweet corn and vegetable harvesting begin early while temperatures are cool. We prepare for a late morning farm tour. Our group arrives and we head out to tour the farm. A stop for onions, sweet corn and potatoes round out our tour. The tour ends, Farmer Dean heads out to the field hoping to finish thrashing the pintos recently cut. His day ends at dusk, the pintos are all thrashed and await a trip to the bean cleaner for cleaning and bagging. We enjoyed our time with the families that visited us today and Farmer Dean is thankful to have the pintos out of the field.
Farmer Dean prepares the bean cutter. Big Red (our CASE Tractor), gets some needed repairs. The implement is put on the tractor, field conditions are checked and are just right for cutting beans. As the morning progresses and the early morning dew burns off the plants, Farmer Dean comes in from the field. He will try to finish cutting the next day. An unexpected evening rain shower delays those plans. This morning the farmer and his blue eyed boy try once again to finish those beans. By late morning, all the pintos are cut. Farmer Dean finishes work on the bean combine in hopes to begin thrashing the pintos soon. Looking forward to new crop pintos in the near future!
We look out upon the ripening field of watermelon. They look large. We begin the arduous task of harvesting watermelon. It is definitely an art... creamy yellow underside, dried tendril & good sound. We have touched many watermelons over the last few days, trying to pick the best ones for you. We have Sugar Baby red, Sangria red, Yellow Shipper and Orangelo melons. They are tasty! We've tried each variety! Come by the Farm Market and get one to enjoy this weekend.
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As the days warmed in the Spring, Farmer Dean began planting sweet corn seed. Every five days or so for many weeks a new planting was put in the ground. The first planting of Sweet Corn is now ready and harvest has begun! Sweet Corn can be found at the Schwebach Farm Market, NM Farmer's Markets, Roadside locations and Stores listed at schwebachfarm.com. It is sweet and tasty. Ask Ms. Bitty, who eats it raw by the way. Stop by our locations and get some!
Schwebach Farm Market opens today with vegetables from the garden. Sweet Corn will not be available until Friday or Saturday! Visit the Fresh Produce link, then Farm Market for more information on what's available! Come see us!
Schwebach Farm has a food trailer, which we hope to have in operation in the next couple of weeks. We will serve a simple menu and cook up our farm grown vegetables. Our truck needs a name! We need your help! Provide us with names you think may suit our business, family, farm and trailer. If we pick the name you suggest, you get a $20 gift certificate to the Farm Market.