Friday, October 19, 2012

We need leaves, please.


We need your leaves. We mulch our strawberry patch with them. If you have a way to get them here, please bring them over. They will be put to good use keeping our strawberries warm and dry this winter. You can leave them in our farm stand. Thanks!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Melons and Tornado Kittens!

Hello Everybody,

August is the best month for vegetables! In our farm stand we have our "Delectable" and "Mirai" corn. Both are great. It was a good summer for corn. We also tomatoes - regulars and Romas, potatoes, peppers - green and hot, and the tail end of our "Superstar" & "Atlantis" melons.

On a separate note.... we have five kittens that were born during the tornado to a neighborhood cat on our patio. These little guys will need homes soon. "Tornado," "Stormy," "Boomer," "Lightning," and "NOAA." If you would like a special friend, please let us know. "Stormy" has already been promised to someone, as well as the Mom cat, too. "Tornado" is on hold. You can see their individual photos on our Facebook page here

Monday, August 13, 2012

Get out the butter!

This is it! The most perfect corn week of the summer. Our “Delectable” corn is at its peak. Come over right NOW for our best corn of the summer.

Don't wait. Get yourself some. Its long, delicious, and beautiful.

Also in our farm stand we have tomatoes (a few by-the-bushel), melons are great, potatoes and more.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Yikes! Tornado.

Hello Everybody,

Yikes, it sure felt like the Wizard of Oz

Well, as you folks probably already know -- our farm had a close encounter with a tornado. It nearly flattened our woods. Trees fell into the fields and are blocking our access roads. We have begun the cleanup process and it will take us a long time to get us ship-shape.

We are all ok, buildings ok. Crops probably ok - including corn - was flat now starting to stand up. Tomatoes are another story - we had 1 inch of rain in 15 minutes - very bad for tomatoes. Major tree damage in our woods - trees also fell into the fields and have blocked our access roads. My dad and uncle are very tired because it has been a rough couple of days. Our farm stand is open for business. 

I have posted our tornado pictures on our Facebook page. I don't think you need to be a member to see them. 

Thank you for your concern,
Diane Janowski and the Janowski Family
and Denny, too.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Caraflex Cabbages

I say this every year, our Caraflex cabbages make the BEST coleslaw that you ever ate. Very easy to cut - cuts like butter.

I make my coleslaw with carrots, mayonnaise, brown sugar, white balsamic vinegar, dried dill, Hungarian paprika, and salt and pepper. Also in our farm stand today we regular cabbages, some nice little Gonzalez cabbages, parsley, lettuce, yellow beans, squash, collards and kale, Swiss chard, cucumbers, and pickling cucumbers. Corn is also just beginning so you may find some on your visit.

Thank you very much for your patronage!

Monday, July 02, 2012

It's time for pickles!

We grow "Regal" pickling cucumbers and they have won the blue ribbon two years in a row at the Chemung County Fair.

I have an easy 3-pickle "one jar at a time" recipe here - I make these all the time!

We have them in our farm stand - 100 for $10 so you can make your own.

Also in our farm stand today we have yellow squash, zucchini, regular cucumbers, lettuce, kale & collards. And coming soon - parsley, beets, Swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, and basil.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Last call for peas.


Last call for peas.
Our second crop is almost finished. Also in our farm stand today is lettuce, beets, zucchini, and pickles are just starting.

And, of course you can still purchase our CSA vouchers.
Our offer is good all season for everything we grow.

Here's the link to the application form.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Peas and strawberries are at their PEAK right now


First things first….
Peas and strawberries are at their PEAK right now so if you haven’t had your fill yet, do it really soon. We also have beautiful bibb lettuce and mixed lettuce in our farm stand today.

My new favorite recipe that we have had twice in the last week…

Chicken & Sugar Pea Alfredo
We don’t bother with exact measurements but here’s our recipe:

Sauté a handful of sugar peas with at least one clove of minced garlic in margarine or olive oil. Set aside and sauté a diced chicken breast. Add the peas back in. Salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare penne or your favorite pasta. Denny’s Alfredo sauce includes margarine or butter, one egg yolk, fat-free half & half, more garlic, basil, and lots of fresh parmesan/romano cheese.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Janowski Gardens has strawberries!

Strawberries and Greek yogurt on our deck. 

This was my breakfast today. It could be yours tomorrow.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Are you ready for the summer?

Janowski Gardens is open for the season. 
 We have mixed lettuce, spinach and radishes. The lettuce is a combination of romaine, oak leaf and frisée.

And don't forget about our CSA program.
It's a good deal. Here's a LINK for it.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Janowski Gardens Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA)

New at Janowski Gardens!
We have a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

In the 2012 season, customers can purchase $100 value booklets of twenty-two $5 vouchers (yes, two free!) to redeem on any items we sell in our farm stand throughout the 2012 growing season (April-October). 

This will help to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and the farmers’ salaries. In turn, Janowski Gardens will provide a variety of homegrown fresh produce throughout the 2012 growing season. 
You as a member can redeem vouchers for as much or as little, of what you want, when you want it – and you can buy what you like * if we have it available. This gives you as a CSA member greater flexibility in satisfying your week-to-week needs. When your booklet runs out, you may purchase another.

Vouchers can be redeemed ANY DAY at the farm’s roadside stand on Esty Street, throughout the growing year. A weekly email or daily Facebook update gives customers the heads-up to what’s available each week along with helpful recipes and links to other interesting information.

Ecological farming practices give Janowski Gardens the opportunity to produce food that is good for you and the environment. Our Community Supported Agriculture system fosters a healthy community and environment in a fundamentally sustainable way.

By becoming a shareholder in Janowski Gardens you are investing in the local economy, helping to build a vibrant community around food and agriculture and making a contribution to a healthy environment. At the same time, you’re ensuring good food for yourself and the people you love!

To sign up, you can either fill out the attached PDF application below and pay by check or credit card, or you can go to our website and pay directly online with PayPal.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Great Corn Season!

Mr. Mini Mirai

Well its August and we are in the middle of a great corn season. If you haven’t tried it yet - try our "Mr. Mini Mirai" corn (pronounced “ma-rah-ee”) in a special bin on the table in our farm stand.

Mr. Mini Mirai is a small-eared, specialty high quality, gourmet sweet corn. It is the very BEST that we grow. Very tender and delicious. Try it and you won't go back.

In our farm stand today we have our regular blue-ribbon-winning "Delectable" corn, our even better Mirai corn, green peppers, tomatoes by the piece or by the bushel, the tail end of our "Superstar" & "Atlantis" melons, cabbage and lettuce.

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 18 we will be the “Guest Vendor” at Elmira’s Wisner Market. You can find us in our old spot right across from Vincenzo’s Pizza from 10am-2pm.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Summer is in Full Swing.

Finally that awful heat is gone. That was too hot.

Summer is in full swing at Janowski Gardens. In our farm stand we have corn, new potatoes, cabbage, mixed lettuce, yellow and zucchini squash, basil, parsley, flamingo peppers, and melons are just starting.

Here’s a dinner idea for tonight….new potatoes in a butter and parsley sauce. Just heavenly. Nothing better.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pickle Dreams


Well, it’s been a rough week. My dreams of pickle stardom have been destroyed. I have been working hard on my blue-ribbon pickle recipe for the Chemung County Fair for the past 10 months (the fair is in 2 weeks). So I printed off the entry rules for canned goods only to find out that pickles are not judged by taste - they are judged  by LOOKS only. They don’t even open the jars to smell them. What?!

I will just have to know in my heart that I have excellent pickles, ribbon or no ribbon.  My secret ingredients are brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. We need a local Pickle Festival.

The better news is that we have CORN - not a whole lot yet, but enough for whomever gets it first. Also in our farm stand we have green and yellow beans, zucchini and summer squash, all kinds of lettuce, basil, parsley, cucumbers and pickle cucumbers, and zinnias.

Melons are coming along nicely as are peppers. The tomato crop is looking great, too. We have resorted to irrigation as the ground is really dry.

"We Grow What We Sell"

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Hurray, it rained!

Hurray, it rained last night! It has been very dry and this will be great for everything.
After an unusual spring, summer is going much better. Beans are just starting. Corn is coming soon. Tomatoes are big and green, and the melons are coming along nicely. The peppers are in blossom.

In our farm stand today we have cucumbers, pickles, lettuces, mixed greens, swiss chard, and yellow beans.

This weekend is the Hammondsport Outdoor Art Show. If you want to go on a day trip - come on up. I will be showing paintings of Janowski Gardens -- made from our own dirt!
This one is called “Left Barn”….

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Peppers, peppers, and more peppers!

Hello Folks,

Ok, my freezer is filled to capacity. There are at least a bushel of peppers, sweet, hot, and jalapenos, edamame, tomato sauce, and okra crammed in there – and it is just a regular Sears refrigerator. We are ready for the winter – hopefully, without any power outages.

Now is the time to freeze peppers. It’s very easy and you will thank me for suggesting it.

Just wash them, cut them open, get out the seeds, and slice or chop them the way you want them. Then put them into freezer bags. Come January and you want a pepper and onion sandwich they will be great. Frozen peppers work fine for pizza, pasta, and in anything cooked. Not good if you want them fresh in a salad, but good for everything else. Not that Wegman’s peppers aren’t good but they can cost $3 a piece in the winter. I do suggest rubber gloves if you are freezing our Italian hot peppers or jalapenos. Both will burn your hands. I always freeze jalapenos two ways – sliced and halved the long way. Slices work great if you need some extra heat but not too much heat. I throw in slices in anything. I half them the long way for baked chile rellenos. Then fill them with mozzarella or cream cheese, cover with bread crumbs and bake until bubbly and brown.

If you haven’t tried our hot peppers this summer they are HOTTER than usual. Must have been the weather.

Ours have great flavor right now and we have them by the bushel, ½ bushel, or basket. So come and get some!

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Melon Time!

Melons, melons, and more melons. If you haven’t noticed yet it’s been a great year for them and they are huge. We grow “Superstar” melons… “lusciously flavorful and tantalizingly aromatic fruit.” Traditional cantaloupe-colored flesh is thick, dense, and sweet with ample to go around.

The great summer weather has given us excellent melons. If you really love really good melons take advantage now as they won’t be around much longer.