Asters are blooming.

Kids are back in school.  Nights are getting cooler….alittle bit.  Labor Day is Monday!  It’s time to replace everything the harsh winter has killed.

Stone Ridge Farm has grown 400 mums and asters in 8 colors here at the barn.  Stop here first to see the full, healthy plants we have grown and see the very competitive price; $12.00 each  (Even Walmart is higher!) Aster colors:  Dk. pink; White; Lt. Blue      Mum colors:  Dk. Purple; Dk. Red; Bright Yellow; Coral; Orange;

Open Tuesday – Sunday 1:00 – 6:00pm     & Saturdays 10:00 – 6:00pm

4 miles south of Tecumseh, NE  Hwy 50 and 724 Road.

Call 402-335-3682 or 402-921-0318 for current supplies

 

5 colors of healthy mums ready to plant in your fall flowerbeds.

5 colors of healthy mums ready to plant in your fall flowerbeds.

Healthy asters, grown here at Stone Ridge Farm
Healthy asters, grown here at Stone Ridge Farm
White asters 8-27-2014

White Asters, begin blooming for fall color.

Fresh Veggies for your Summer Table

It’s Summer time and you are ready for fresh garden veggies and fruits.  Check out Stone Ridge Farm for a growing selection of fresh garden goodies to share with family and friends at your meals and parties. 

If you are wanting to reserve something for pickup after work, just call or text 402-335-3682.

Melons are $3 each and Athena are XL.

The corn is $4/doz.

Grape tomatoes $1/doz.  pear tomatoes are $0.25, and larger are $.050 each.

Yukon Gold Potatoes – $1/#

Zucchini & cucumbers are $0.50 each

Sweet corn, potatoes, zucchini, & cucumbers are currently supplies by our vendor, Kris Pietzyk and family

Athena is sweet Hale's Best is pure melon

Athena is sweet
Hale’s Best is pure melon

Fresh veggies for your summer table

Fresh Veggies for your Summer Table

 

Fresh veggies for your summer table

Cantaloupe ready week of July 25, 2014

We will be beginning to harvest our fresh Athena cantaloupe next week and will have the first ready to sell July 25th.  The Honey Dew will be alittle longer.  We hope to attend some farmer’s markets in Syracuse, NE; Bennet, NE; Auburn, NE; Beatrice, NE.  They will be for sale at our barn Tuesday – Sunday, 1-6 and Saturday, 10-6.  The watermelon, Crimson Sweet, Black Diamond, Yellow Doll, as well as Sweet Corn will be ripening very soon too.                       Big Red Barn, 4 mi. south of Tecumseh, NE on Hwy 50 & 724 Road.

Athena cantaloupe

Athena cantaloupe

Honey Dew melon

Honey Dew melon

 

Market gardens are growing rapidly.

Pumpkins growing rapidly

Pumpkins growing rapidly

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Bruce is tilling for the last time before pumpkins get too large.

Watermelon 7-4-2014

Watermelon and cantaloupe are filling the garden and blooming beautifully. We are looking forward to a bountiful harvest in 40-60 days.

Bruce, Elijah, Travis, Hannah and the grandkids were busy this last week tilling and weeding and watering our gardens of watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, gourds, colored corn, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, blueberries, raspberries.  God has blessed us with timely rains and good sunshine so they are growing rapidly. These are all being prepared for a farmer’s market near you or here at Stone Ridge Farm any day.

Our hours are Tues.~ Fri. 1:00 ~ 6:00pm ; Sat. 10:00am ~ 6:00pm ; Sun. 1:00 ~ 6:00pm.  Mondays are closed.

We are growing Hardy mums for fall

Aster Puff White Aster Magic Pink Aster Days Blue Adiva Purple

 

White Puff Aster                Pink Magic Aster                   Blue Days Aster                              Adiva Purple Mum

Amadoro Red Amiko yellow Amiko bronze Sonoma Coral

Amiko Red Mum                 Amiko Yellow Mum      Amiko Bronze Mum   Sonoma Coral Mum

We are currently raising these hardy mums and asters here at Stone Ridge Farm to for this fall to offer along with lots of different kinds of pumpkins, gourds, melons, colored corn and other fall decorations.  We will keep you posted with pictures of progress and prices.

 

RAIN!

Now that we’ve had rain, we have grass!  So good to see the green grass again after 7 long, cold winter months.  We want to thank all the people that came out for our Open House last Saturday.  You have encouraged  us to keep working toward our goal of serving the community by providing a market for the people in Southeast Nebraska by the people of Southeast Nebraska.  (btw, we got 1.40″ at the Barn).

This week we have a special sale on 4 pack tomatoes.  They are growing so quickly that they need to be planted out in the garden asap.  They are $1.25/4pk of tomatoes.

Also, strawberry plants are 1/2 price this week, down from 50c each to 25c each.  If it’s not quite dry in the garden, you can keep them slightly damp in a paper bag in your refridgerator until the soil is ready.

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Perennial herbs

Herbs-mint             HerbRosemary
Mint                                                                                                RosemaryHerb Sage      Herb Common Thyme       Sage                                                                  Thyme

Mint is very invasive, so it’s best to plant in a container and then into the garden where you want it.  This contains the roots and prevents them from spreading.  It is very strong and you will want to use it in cooling beverages, grilled lamb and other places where you would use dried mint.

Rosemary likes a drier environment, and full sun.  Water only as needed, about once a week, alittle more often in heat.

Sage also spreads easily.  Full sun. Often used as fragrant borders.  Excellent in pork.

Thyme is a sun lover, water about 1x/week.  The creeping variety is often used as a filler between paving stones because it takes high trafic well, once established.

We should have these in sometime near April 15, 2014.