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Rain is good… June 26, 2012

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 “Since the strawberries and cherries have been picked the rain is a good thing. Plants were beginning to get stressed due to the lack of water. With the current weather the farms are getting the right amount of hydration. The appropriate amount of rain is about 1″ a week for healthy working landscapes (orchards & fields).”  Farmer Chip Kent of Locust Grove Fruit Farm/MMiM Member /
http://www.locustgrovefruitfarm.com

FYI- “Plants are able to tolerate stress because of a built-in alarm system. In the wild, the move is a survival tactic, but for agricultural crops, the self-defense move is counterproductive, reducing yield.”
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It’s Cherry Season In the Heart of the Hudson Valley! June 17, 2012

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This years’ cherry crop was is danger due to the recent excess of rain which causes the cherry to split. Fortunately,  a beautiful cherry crop has prevailed against the forces of mother nature. MMiM farms cherry crops are here! MMiM pick your own farms are open for cherry picking. Also MMiM farms are bringing their delicious fresh cherries to local and regional markets. Visit http://www.meetmeinmarlborough.com website and online calendar for a list of pick your owns, farmers market and farm markets.

 

Strawberry Season is Here! Enjoy Farm to Bakery Desserts. June 6, 2012

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Strawberry season is here! Get Delicious Farm to Bakery Desserts!!!
Haven Coffee and Espresso Bar is beginning this week we are taking orders for homemade strawberry rhubarb pies! Homemade pie crust filled with local strawberries and rhubarb from our garden, topped with another homemade lattice top crust and sprinkled with sugar. Fresh, delicious, local and homemade. You can’t get much better than that! We will only be offering them while the strawberry season is here, so if you would like one, please call to place your order! 561-9685 Give at least 24 hours notice and we’ll have it ready for you!

 

What Happening on the Farm!

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Meet Me in Marlborough: On the Farm Report. Entry #1 by Tariq Sanwarwalla
On May 20th 2012, I interviewed Mr. Steve Clarke, owner of the Prospect Hill Orchards and a prominent member of the Marlborough’s agricultural community, about the prospects of the farming industry in Marlboro for the year 2011-2012. He was neither upbeat nor downtrodden in his expectations of this year’s crop yield. According to him “what is happening on the farms this year is a historical event”. As per Mr. Clarke, the winter of 2011 and 2012 was “the warmest on record” with a very easygoing winter. “This created the earliest bloom in recorded history of the Hudson Valley”.
Even though there was substantial damage to the local crop, Mr. Clarke took solace from the fact that the local area had fared much better in comparison to the output of the surrounding areas. Marlboro/Milton had a crop yield of between 60-70% as compared to normal, whereas the rest of New York State has received about  25-40% Michigan is estimated to have a crop yield of no more than 20%. Hence this is something to cheer about for the farmers of Marlboro/Milton.
In Mr. Clarke’s opinion, the result of the early bloom will drive up prices which will go to the consumer. Mr. Clarke had also mentioned that historically the Hudson Valley is one of the best areas to farm, due to the unlimited supply of water from the Hudson River, and with Marlboro’s and Milton’s many hills which aid in protecting the crops from frost.
 

 
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