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Farm update + Ithaca plant sale + apple trees for sale!

Hello everyone! We're so glad you're here, and we hope you are safe and well. We've missed everyone since we were unable to attend the start of the season at the Ithaca Farmers Market due to Covid-19 restrictions. As you may know, this is a very challenging time for small business owners everywhere. We are doing our best to adapt to the new normal and offer more farm goods this season. We are growing more annual vegetables this year such as potatoes, greens, peas, tomatoes, melons, summer squash/zucchini, and winter squash. We will try to open our fruit stand prior to apple season with summer vegetables.  Now that we have farm produce and edible plant starts to sell, we will be at...

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April on the farm- the world is beginning to green up!

Scenes from our farm on April 6, 2020 The first blooming strawberry of the year. Strawberries growing in our new Rimol Nor'Easter High Tunnel. We erected this high tunnel in fall 2019 after we received a NRCS EQIP grant. Thank you, NRCS and Rimol! Shortly after taking this photo, I noticed that the nice oat straw I lovingly mulched the strawberries with is starting to germinate in spots. Oh no! Looks like we'll have to hand pull some oats! We just finished pruning blueberries + rubbing flower buds off all 2000 of the young blueberry plants we put in last spring. If you look very closely in the above photo, you can see young blueberry plants in those rows.  ...

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It's still winter on the farm, but our new Pinterest account has lots of springtime photos!

https://www.pinterest.com/underthetreefarm/ It's hard to believe that in just about 3 months, our farm will go from looking like this: to this: ...but it's true! We can't wait until the world is green again and the apples are blooming. If you're longing for spring too, take a look at our new farm Pinterest account! We are in the process of uploading lots of photos of our farm in all seasons, for inspiration on these dreary dark winter days.  https://www.pinterest.com/underthetreefarm/  

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A foggy, snowy February morning

Today we awoke to the most beautiful winter wonderland! Our farm was blanketed in fresh, wet snow that clung to trees, berry bushes, and fencing. We were engulfed in fog so thick the hedgerows began to disappear, and the rows of trees faded into the mist.  The youngest apple trees on our farm Williams' Pride apples on the right, grapes on the left Older apple trees Blueberry bushes Goldrush apple trees Pear trees

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