Produce

IMG_1822The year begins with arugula, salad, baby mustard greens, and fresh sprigs of perennial herbs. Stonecrop Farm braves the chill and seeds the greenhouse and hoophouse with myriad varieties of lettuce, mustards, and microgreens the first week of February. This usually means the last week of March or first of April we return to the Blacksburg Farmers Market with a cure for the winter diet.

Trays of microgreens a few days before harvest
Trays of microgreens a few days before harvest
Spinach in the big house
Spinach in the big house

The one heated greenhouse that serves as home to all the seedlings is soon chock full of starts. Tomato plants are seeded in February  and slowly fill the space with their unmistakable smell. Pretty soon the frost date passes and direct seeding begins outdoors. Every year we modify the plan – grow more of this and less of that, with the numbers and images of last year fresh in our heads.

The bean harvest, everyone's favorite
The bean harvest, everyone’s favorite

For information on becoming a wholesale customer, email us at stonecropfarmers@gmail.com for the year’s wholesale price list. For a taste of what will be available at market, check our blog or Facebook page.

When you look for our produce at the market or wholesale list, this is what you can expect to find:

SPRING
Arugula
Braising Mix
Collard Greens
Kale
Microgreens
Mustard Greens
Pea Shoots
Spinach
Stonecrop Salad
SUMMER
Beans
Beets
Carrots
Cucumbers
Microgreens
Onions
Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
FALL
Arugula
Beans
Beets
Braising Mix
Carrots
Collard Greens
Kale
Microgreens
Mustard Greens
Onions
Stonecrop Salad
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoe

 

You can find our produce Saturdays from April to November at the Blacksburg Farmers Market and local health food stores and restaurants. We make wholesale deliveries every Wednesday, and you can find the fruits of our labors at the following fine establishments:

 

The farm crew on harvest day
The farm crew on harvest day

Locally and sustainably grown flowers and vegetables