Friday, January 29, 2016

Making Connections in Local Food Meeting!

Invitation to local food producers!  Click on the poster above to enlarge. Take advantage of this ongoing project in the Pittsburgh area.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Time For Christmas!

Open Doors At Janoski's Greenhouse!
Well, this was a first. Taking advantage of a warm & sunny day, LFLF stopped at Janoski's Farm & Greenhouse today to pick up our Christmas Poinsettias.  I have NEVER seen the greenhouse doors & windows open in December!
Janoski's Greenhouse Poinsettias In View!
Poinsettias are known for being very sensitive to cold freezing air, so it's always a quick dash out to the warm vehicle with the pots enclosed in a plastic sleeve.  Not today, but wait another day or two and you'll be making that sprint through the cold air!  Merry Christmas!
Janoski's - Get Your Poinsettias ...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Big Selection At Janoski's

Janoski's Farm & Greenhouse - Home Grown Peppers!
It's a great time of year for an abundance of local produce & it seems like everything is available! The pictures speak for themselves ...
Janoski Farm Eggplant Bin
LFLF has never been a fan of eggplant (!), but they looked wonderful in the bin.
Winter Squashes Are Coming In Now Too ...
Also, Janoski's is one of the farms that keeps sweet corn plantings that last into October when others have ended their season, so of course we also came away with a half-dozen ears in a brown bag!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Local Shopping Labor Day Weekend !

Shoppers At Beaver Farmers' Market
Who wasn't out over the weekend shopping for picnics and cookouts?  It's been HOT, but that's all the better for the tomatoes & egg plants, I guess! 
Enon Valley Garlic Customers
Shoppers were loaded down and lined up at the booths.  LFLF came away with 3 hardy mums, a mess 'o yellow summer squash, some peppers, and a small container of cookies.  Never mind that the icing was melting in the heat! :)
On Sunday, we hopped over to Janoski's Farm and Greenhouse for our contribution to a family cookout.  We picked up sweet corn and also watermelon, grapes, and cantaloupe for a fruit salad.  We saw this sign, but our selections looked great ...
Janoski's - You Can't Change The Weather!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tomato Varieties At Randy's Raisings!

This Way To Tons Of Tomatoes At Randy's Raisings!
We stopped at Randy's Raisings in Calcutta, Ohio to pick up some sweet corn for dinner. We ended up with sweet corn and Ginger Gold apples, but just look at these tomatoes!  
Randy's Raisings Large Heirloom Tomato Selection ...
They sell all of these varieties in the spring at the greenhouse as plants and apparently grow out quite of bit of them.  LFLF highly recommends a visit to check out this selection!  Now for the small tomato varieties ...
A Few Of The Cherry & Grape Tomato Varieties
There were more, but the sun was too bright & the pics got washed out! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Visit To VanPelt's Farm Market

VanPelt's Farm Market
LFLF made a trip into Ohio yesterday and we made a stop at VanPelt's Farm Market on the way home. This is a busy market and there were a couple of folks who were picking up bushel quantities of tomatoes, beans, & peppers to do their home canning.
Van Pelt's Egg Noodles
The market is stocked with local meats, cheeses, noodles, baked goods, eggs, milk, etc! We got a bag of granola & 2 different cheeses. Then it was on to the sweet corn, a melon, and some peaches.
The apples are starting to come in too with several varieties available.  Ginger Gold is a favorite of ours.
VanPelt's Ginger Gold & Gala Apples
VanPelt's Zeststar & Paula Red Apples
I have to admit, I've never seen the apple variety Zeststar before ... have you?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Peaches & Plums!

McConnell's Farm - Peaches, Come & Get 'Em!
Don't say we didn't warn you!  McConnell's Farm says they won't be around much longer ...  LFLF stopped in this week to get sweet corn & peaches.  We ended up with peaches, plums, sweet corn, red cabbage, & a carton of Brunton Dairy chocolate ice cream!  
McConnell's Farm - Great Selection Of Plums