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Posted 5/14/2016 5:14am by Jeffrey Henry.

Cranberry Creek Farm Newsletter

 

It's been a couple weeks now since my last note. We planted 6 different types of winter squash yesterday which was perfectly watered in by the rain. Our head lettuce is booming, we will have 4 different types at the farm store today. Soon to be available are snap and snow peas, as well as spring onions. We have our potatoes in the ground now. Last week Nick and I planted 5 150 ft rows. We will have adirondack blue, katahdin, french fingerling, and peanut fingerling potatoes. 

It has been a challenge to get the cows across the street to pasture. Some of our best grass requires a crossing over Henry's Crossing Rd with 5 cows and 3 calves. Most of the time they go right across, but 2 days ago they wanted to take a walk down the road. I was able to run down through the field to get around them before they could hit the corner and head for Stroudsburg. My cream top yogurt skills are increasing according to the tasting crew. It may in part be due to the wonderful spring pasture they are on. We will have fresh yogurt in plain and maple today. 

We planted a few perma crops in the past couple weeks. 30 hazelnuts, 25 sea buckthorn, and 25 hardy kiwi. I can't promise anything but maybe in 5 years we will have some interesting nuts, berries and fruits available. 

The farm store will be open from 1-5 today and every Saturday. Please follow Crancreekcreamery on instagram to see pictures of all this wonderful action. And that's the news for this hectic week of spring.

Jeffrey & Mary-Jean

Cranberry Creek Farm

112 Henry's Crossing Rd

Cresco, PA 18326

570-595-7748 (cell)609-923-0308