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HOG Trough Week 13

Posted by on Aug 17 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 13 August 17th 2015
ODD Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening at the Farm
Need a little extra produce? We sell on Saturday mornings in Bellport next to It’s Only Natural and Rocky Point Farmer’s Market on Sundays. Remember CSA members get a 10% discount at the markets! And stop in at It’s Only Natural the health food store in Bellport–they’re got a great selection of everything else you need for dinner.
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding
onion harvest
potato harvest
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
zukes/summer squash
cucumbers
pepper
carrots
melons
walla walla onion
cherry tomatoes
tomatoes
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
marjoram–no limit take what you can use
rosemary–limit 1 small bunch
tarragon–limit 1-2 sprigs
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
lettuce
napa cabbage
fall greens

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HOG Trough Week 12

Posted by on Aug 17 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 12 August 10th 2015
EVEN Week

What’s Happening at the Farm
Well it’s August, and that brings all the hot weather produce like peppers, eggplants, and hopefully tomatoes someday! We’ve picked a few boxes of cherry tomatoes, and one or two heirlooms so far, but now we just need to wait for ripening to ramp up so we have enough to give to everyone! Next week should be the first tomato distribution, almost a full 2 weeks late this season!
The past month has been difficult at the farm! It’s been very hot and very dry, so the fields are looking a quite parched. We have lots of irrigation, but no matter how much we water, it’s just no substitute for a good, soaking rain. Woodchucks have also been very active this season–I’m sure you’ve all noticed the paucity of greens and lettuce the past few weeks. Woodchucks ate about a months worth of lettuce so far this season–probably about 1200 heads have been ruined so far. Very frustrating! Luckily we have lots of other items we can give out, but I’m definitely missing the greens!
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding
tomato trellising
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
zukes/summer squash
cucumbers
eggplant
pepper
jalepenos
beets
cippollini onions
garlic
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
cilantro–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
basil–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
tomatoes
melons

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HOG Trough Week 11

Posted by on Aug 10 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 11 August 3rd 2015
ODD Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding
tomato trellising
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
zukes/summer squash
cucumbers
carrots
walla walla sweet onions
eggplant
peppers–jimmy nardello and green fryers
potatoes
garlic
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!

Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
cilantro–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
basil–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
tomatoes
melons

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HOG Trough Week 10

Posted by on Jul 27 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 10 July 27th 2015
EVEN Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
I hope everyone enjoyed (or is enjoying) the sweet corn we put in the share this past week! Sweet corn is delicious but tricky, attracting pests and sucking up fertilizer like crazy. We’ve tried lots of different techniques over the years, and I think we’ve settled on this one–we put all our energy into growing one fantastic bed of sweet corn, as early in the season as we can get it to avoid the pests, and then that’s it! This was we avoid creating breeding ground for the earworms and borers, and we won’t waste fertilizer growing food for the insects!
The shares have been pretty heavy the past few weeks, as we try and clear out some of our spring fields (beets, carrots, cabbage) to till in and cover crop. We’ve entered our summer lettuce slump, thanks in large part to the growing family of woodchucks living under the farm–we probably won’t have lettuce again for a few weeks, but we will continue to have cabbage, swiss chard, and escarole–time to get creative with your salad!
Our new HOG bags are in! Thank you so much to Maya for all her work designing them, they are amazing! The bags are $8 ea or 2 for $15, and are perfect for holding your share–they are durable, washable, and practically unbreakable! Grab them at pickup, the farmstand, or the market!
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding
tomato trellising
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
red cabbage
escarole
carrots
walla walla sweet onions
potatoes
zucchini and summer squash
cucumbers
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!

Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
beans–green, yellow, dragon tongue, limit 1 quart
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
cilantro–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
basil–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
tomatoes
okra
peppers

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HOG Trough Week 9

Posted by on Jul 20 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 9 July 20th 2015
ODD Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
This week is going to be a hot one, so we will be taking it “easy” at the farm–maybe some days off mid week, long lunches, etc. Since its been so hot and sunny we’ve been able to catch up (sort of) on the weeding! Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are so happy for these hot days and nights too!
Our new HOG bags are in! Thank you so much to Maya for all her work designing them, they are amazing! The bags are $8 ea or 2 for $15, and are perfect for holding your share–they are durable, washable, and practically unbreakable! Grab them at pickup, the farmstand, or the market!
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding
tomato trellising
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
cabbage
celery
zukes/summer squash
corn
carrots
beets
walla walla sweet onions
eggplant
potatoes–red gold and carola
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!

Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
beans–green, yellow, dragon tongue, limit 1 quart
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
cilantro–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
basil–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
peppers
tomatoes
escarole

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HOG Trough Week 8

Posted by on Jul 13 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 8 July 13th 2015
EVEN Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
Our new HOG bags are in! Thank you so much to Maya for all her work designing them, they are amazing! The bags are $8 ea or 2 for $15, and are perfect for holding your share–they are durable, washable, and practically unbreakable! Grab them at pickup, the farmstand, or the market!
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding
tomato trellising
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
head lettuce
swiss chard
fennel or celery
cabbage or radicchio
mini red onions
carrots
beets
zukes/squash
cucumbers
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Your share this week:
raspberries
black currants
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
flowers–no limit, take what you can use
cilantro–no limit, take what you can use
dill–no limit, take what you can use
parsley–no limit, take what you can use
basil–no limit, take what you can use
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
peppers
eggplant

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HOG Trough Week 7

Posted by on Jul 06 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 7 July 6th 2015
ODD Week

What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
Our new HOG bags are in! Thank you so much to Maya for all her work designing them, they are amazing! The bags are $8 ea or 2 for $15, and are perfect for holding your share–they are durable, washable, and practically unbreakable! Grab them at pickup, the farmstand, or the market!
This week we’ll be harvesting our garlic crop–this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for young, old, and in between! After harvesting a truckload, we drive it back down to the tractor barn for cleaning, sorting for seed, and hanging to dry. The garlic needs to cure for about 3-4 weeks. This is one of the few shady, sitting work opportunities at the farm, so hope to see you there! We plan on working on garlic all week.
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
Garlic Harvest and Cleaning!
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
head lettuce
fennel or celery
scallions
carrots
cabbage or raddicchio
zukes/squash
cucumbers–picklers, silver slicers, israeli types
basil–thai or italian

Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Your share this week:
blueberries
red currants
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
peas
flowers–just beginning! limit 5 stems
cilantro–limit 1 bunch
dill–limit 1 bunch
parsley–limit 1 bunch
basil–limit 1 bunch
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
peppers
eggplant
mini onions

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HOG Trough Week 6

Posted by on Jun 28 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 6 June 29th 2015
EVEN Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
Big days at the farm this week! We have a huge push of seeding to complete on Monday, with the fall brassicas like broccoli and cabbage getting a start in seed trays. Then Tuesday the winter squash will go in, our last huge planting project of the season–once the squash is in we can breath a little, and focus on weeding weeding harvesting and more weeding!
The strawberries are pretty much done, just in time for the Briermere fruit share to begin with blueberries and rhubarb this week! The crew put in the posts for the tomato trellis, which we’ll start weaving this week too!
Jill for the HOG crew
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding-weeding and more weeding
tomato trellis
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
head lettuce
caraflex cabbage–very tender, cone-headed cabbage. great for slaw!
carrots
scallions
zukes/squash
peas
potatoes–first new potatoes of the season!
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more!
Your share this week:
blueberries
rhubarb
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
peas
strawberries–there should be a few left to pick a pint or so early in the week
flowers–just beginning! limit 5 stems
cilantro–limit 1 small bunch
dill–limit 1 small bunch
parsley–limit 1 small bunch
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
fennel
celery
cucumber

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HOG Trough Week 5

Posted by on Jun 22 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 5 June 22nd 2015
ODD Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
Now that we’ve had three nice soaking rains, a some hot sun everything is growing like crazy! That includes weeds too, which threaten to take over certain parts of the farm. Our eggplants already have blossoms starting, peppers are growing, and the tomatoes look amazing under their leaf and hay mulch! The last big planting project is the winter squash, which will go in next week.
We’ve designed and ordered new HOG bags as well! They should be at the pickup for sale int he next week or two–we are so excited by the new design, and thanks to Maya for all her help!
Jill for the HOG crew
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding-weeding and more weeding
asparagus mulching
potato weeding and beetle scouting
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
head lettuce
beets
strawberries
peas
garlic scapes
zucchini or summer squash
parsley, cilantro, or dill
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more! Fruit Shares will begin in a few weeks–there is still time to sign up! Email me if you’d like to add a Briermere Fruit Share to your pickup!
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
strawberries–limit 2 quart, please pick anywhere!
cilantro–limit 1 small bunch
dill–limit 1 small bunch
parsley–limit 1 small bunch
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
scallions
carrots
shelling peas
snow peas
potatoes

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HOG Trough Week 4

Posted by on Jun 15 2015 | HOG Trough

Our 20th Season!
HOG Trough Week 4 June 15th 2015
EVEN Week
Please remember to bring your own bags to pickup, and return berry boxes and egg cartons whenever you can!
What’s Happening At the Farm this Week
Thank you to everyone who made Strawberry Festival such a success this season! Over 200 people attended to enjoy a sunny day at the farm picking strawberries, eating delicious food, and listening to music. A special thank you to some members who went above and beyond to help–Dave and Sonya for donating the salmon and manning the grill, Chris and Beth for the brats, grill work, and general detail crew, Maya for salmon prep, Nancy for helping with tickets, Ilene for her amazing set up help and potluck organization, Phil for use of the tent, and of course our amazing crew of employees who worked tirelessly to harvest all the goodies and set up the table and chairs! There are many others who helped in ways large and small, and I thank you all!
And of course thank you to Blue Point and Rocky Point for their incredible beer, The New Students for the music, and Rudolf and Lilly for the face painting, balloon animals, and general magicality.
Jill for the HOG crew
Volunteer Work Hours
Members are welcome to volunteer all season, and if you complete 15 hours or more you receive a $100 refund! May and June is the perfect time to volunteer-lots of projects, cool weather, limited bugs. Workdays are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 930-5pm, and Saturdays 930-12. Drop us an email if you think you might come, so we can be sure to have a project ready!
Projects this week include:
weeding-weeding and more weeding
asparagus beetle picking–the best prevention is handpicking the beetles off our asparagus
potato weeding and beetle scouting
In Season This Week
Your share may contain:
head lettuce
frisee–wonderful in salad
chard or spinach
hakurei turnips or beets
strawberries
peas–sugar snaps are just beginning on these early varieties
Fruit Share
Our fruit shares are provided by Briermere Farms in Riverhead, and include fruits we don’t grow at the farm, like peaches, raspberries, blueberries, apples, pears, apricots and more! Fruit Shares will begin in a few weeks–there is still time to sign up! Email me if you’d like to add a Briermere Fruit Share to your pickup!
Pick Your Own
At the HOG all of our herbs and flowers are u-pick. Please come anytime, avoid picking if there is heavy rain, bring your own clippers if you can, and be sure to leave the gates as you found them! Also please be gentle with the plants–all of our herbs are meant to last for the season, so please clip gently and only remove a few stems from each plant. With care these beds will last all summer!
strawberries–limit 1 quart, please pick in designated area only!
oregano–no limit, take what you can use
sage–no limit, take what you can use
chives–no limit, take what you can use.
thyme–no limit, take what you can use
On the Way
Coming up in the next week or two.
garlic scapes
parsley
scallions
carrots
shelling peas

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