Sunday, July 29, 2007

Let's Go Swimming

Hello Elmira,
It’s been a good week on the farm. The rain was surely welcomed. The soybeans (edamame) are coming along nicely – should be ready for picking by next week.

I’ve been using my food dehydrator to dry herbs for the past week. So far I’ve done basil, catnip, thyme, summer savory, and mint.

Today’s photo is good for this time of the summer – swimming in the Chemung River – my great Aunt Anna is third from the left.

Thursday at the Wisner Market we will have our wonderful CORN, Swiss chard, potatoes, kale and collards, zucchini and yellow squash, cucumbers and pickles, basil and parsley. Maybe some tomatoes and peppers if I can find some. Come on down – the weather should be great! And pass this email on to anyone who may like to come.

Please remember that Wisner Market opens at 10:00AM.

For those who can’t wait until Thursday for veggies – Janowski Gardens is open every day on Elmira’s Southside. Remember to bring exact change.
Visit our website if you need a map.

Diane Janowski
Janowski Gardens

Janowski Gardens' Exciting Day

Hello Elmira,

Yesterday was sure an exciting day for Janowski Gardens. Last week Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County asked us if we would like to meet Hillary Clinton who would at the Big Flats Farmers’ Market. They said she especially wanted to meet farmers and discuss the farm bill. Of course, we said yes.


So, we worked all day Sunday to prepare for the market. On Monday, we followed the instructions on when and where to be in Big Flats. We had a great location for our tent and worked hard on our display – something we thought that Hillary would like – with some eye-catching zinnias. And we waited. It was hot, and there were a lot of people.
Hillary arrived and went inside the Community Center, which is very nice by the way. She spoke about the value of local farmers and the farm bill.

After her meeting, she came out, and the Secret Service pushed everyone aside so she could visit our tent. Hillary came up to me and said, “It’s so nice to see you again.” (She had met Denny and I in 1999.) I introduced her to my mom and dad, and Denny reintroduced himself. Attached photo is Hillary shaking Denny's hand. She said that our produce looked wonderful and that she enjoyed local farmers’ markets. I gave her a Janowski Gardens Cookbook. She got the very first copy. She looked through it and said, “Well, these recipes look very good.” Then she went along the side of the tent where the zinnias had been – they had already sold out. She said, “Oh pickles, how do you fix them?” My mom told her how to fix them in a salad. She said she would like to buy some. I gave her six in a bag and handed them to her. Her aide paid me. Hillary said, “Thank you, I will enjoy these.” She continued into the main tent and spoke to some more vendors then left to go to Binghamton.

Not our typical Monday. It was a great day.

At this week’s Wisner Market, Janowski Gardens will have our famous “Presidential pickles,” cucumbers, zucchini and yellow squash, cabbage, lettuce, beets, kale and collards, potatoes, spinach, and BEANS. Maybe some peppers if I can find some. Come on down! And pass this email on to anyone who may like to come.

Please remember that we open at 10:00AM.

For those who can’t wait until Thursday for veggies – Janowski Gardens is open every day on Elmira’s Southside. Remember to bring exact change.

Visit our website if you need a map.


Visit JanowskiGardens.COM

Diane Janowski

Janowski Gardens

Is it Hot enough for you?

Hello Elmira,
Is it hot enough for you? Yes, actually yesterday was TOO hot and today might be just as bad. Heat exhaustion feels crummy so here’s some summer heat tips from us farmers:

* Drink lots of liquids. Don't wait until you're thirsty, by then, there's a good chance you're already on your way to being dehydrated. Electrolyte drinks like Gatorade are good for replacing both water, and minerals lost through sweating. We drink gallons of Gatorade on the farm. Keep your potassium and sodium levels up on really hot days – eat more potatoes (potato chips are great for salt and potassium), and bananas.

* Take a break if you notice you're getting a headache, or you start feeling overheated. Cool off for a few minutes in the shade before going back to work.

* Wear light weight, light colored clothing when working out in the sun.

* Take advantage of fans and air-conditioners.

* Get enough sleep at night.

This week at the Elmira Wisner Market we will have zucchini and yellow squash, beets, kale and collards, spinach, and GREEN AND YELLOW BEANS. Come on down! And pass this email on to anyone who may like to come.

Please remember that we open at 10:00AM.

For those who can’t wait until Thursday for veggies – Janowski Gardens is open every day on Elmira’s Southside. Remember to bring exact change.
Visit our website if you need a map.


Diane Janowski
Janowski Gardens

Happy Fourth of July!

Hello Elmira,
Happy Fourth!

This week at the Elmira Wisner Market we will have zucchini and yellow squash, cucumbers, pickles, lettuce, beets, kale and collards, spinach, and BEANS. Come on down! And pass this email on to anyone who may like to come.

Please remember that we open at 10:00AM.

For those who can’t wait until Thursday for veggies – Janowski Gardens is open every day on Elmira’s Southside. Remember to bring exact change.
Visit our website if you need a map.


Diane Janowski
Janowski Gardens