Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Great Corn Season!



Mr. Mini Mirai
Hello,

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

Hello,

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”….