|Maple Syrup||$9/pint or $16/quart|
This is where it all started for us! We began with a small patch of about 50 plants, and after more than a decade, now regularly plant several thousand. We plant all varieties of pumpkins, from extra-large to one’s small enough to fit in the palm of a child’s hand, and everything in-between.
We grow the gamut of winter squash varieties, including butternut, acorn, blue hubbard and spaghetti squash. Stored properly, these nutritious fruits will last for months to give you a boost of Vitamin C in the winter.
We sell many decorative gourds and interesting varieties of pumpkins to accent your front porch. We have some unique white, black, and warted varieties that will add some color to accent the changing leaves. We also offer many different colored potted mums that will last for weeks if kept watered. Want something a little extra for your mailbox? We offer tall cut and bundled cornstalks to finally make your front porch a festive masterpiece.
We offer fresh maple syrup from our farmer friends at Franklin’s Sap house, just over the border in Pennsylvania, where they run 1,200 gravity fed taps. Depending on the sugar content of the sap, it takes between 40 to 60 gallons of raw sap to produce a gallon of syrup. They boil between 100 to 200 gallons of finished syrup each year, and we order a fresh batch from them once the boiling is complete. They have been in operation for 24 years and are a licensed maple syrup producer by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
There is a big difference between store bought and free-range eggs. Our eggs are collected fresh daily, but the ones in the grocery store are usually a month old by the time you get them! Our eggs will last about three months if kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Our flock provides a kaleidoscope of colored and white eggs, from browns, to blues, to white. Luckily, there is no nutritional difference in the color of eggs, which allows us to enjoy all the natural colors. Fun fact: the color of the egg is determined by the color of the chicken’s ears!
We offer locally sourced and sustainably grown Christmas trees each holiday season. We have one specialty variety, Concolor, that has long soft blue-green needles and a fresh citrus scent. Kept watered, these trees hardly drop any needles, and are the only tree that graces our living room each season! For more traditionalists, we have Douglas Firs, Blue Spruces, and Scotch Pines. We cut our trees fresh several times each week throughout the season, helping to minimize pesky needle drop.
We started selling our own varieties of sunflowers for the summer season to help bring some sunshine into your home. Our varieties are all pollen-free, so they won’t drop pollen dust all over your table.
We offer home-grown, hard-necked garlic. Our variety will store well for many months, and is never sprayed with any chemicals.
We hand craft all sorts of durable goods here on the farm, from wooden gifts to handmade hair bows. Available in the Fall and Winter sales seasons. We can also offer custom orders of these wares.
Conveniently located near Hickories Park in Owego, we offer seasoned and split firewood for campfires. We do not cut any live trees down; all of our wood comes from downed trees from storms or from donated wood.
We expand a little more each year. We are currently planting blueberry bushes to offer additional healthy foods for our neighbors.
We are open sunrise to sunset each day from July – December at our self-serve farmstand. From January to June, we also provide self-serve firewood and maple syrup. Our maple syrup is available at our wooden farmstand. Should you need eggs during the long and frigid months of Broome and Tioga Counties, we have pickup options available. Just contact us here.
It primarily depends on the variety; our smaller round pumpkins have lasted into February! Uncarved and kept safe from freezing, you can expect at least a month out of your decorative pumpkin.
Depending on the variety, stored in a cool dark place, they can store safe to eat for two to four months. It is best to clean your squash prior to storage to clean off any naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria.
At this point we do not.
If we’re here, we’ll help. We do provide bailing twine for our customers should they need a little extra help securing their own tree. We also have a pair of limb trimmers should you want to cut a branch or two off prior to loading it.
Kept watered and away from sources of heat, your tree should last for a month before you start losing needles. Some varieties are more prone to dropping needles, such as the Scotch Pines. Blue spruces and concolors retain their needles the best.
Nutritionally, they are the same. The color of the egg is the last step in the egg laying process, and is determined by the ears of the chicken.
It’s true, farm fresh eggs are more difficult to boil; the inner membrane likes to stick to the cooked egg white resulting in an ugly peeled egg that looks like an asteroid! The best method a friend of ours discovered is to place the eggs into a pot of cool water, start the timer for 17 minutes, and turn the burner on high until it boils. After the timer goes off, remove the eggs from the stove, cool them in ice water, and peel while still warm, but not hot. We’ve had close to 100 percent success doing it this way. There are other methods on the internet, but this one has yet to fail us.
We do not spray our plants or produce with anything! We primarily use mechanical tillage techniques to keep our plants healthy. We use limited roto-tilling between the rows to control weeds, and have a partially restored 1950 Farmall Super A that we use to clean up the weeds closer to the plants. We use some household weed killer in controlled and limited areas (i.e., fencing) of the farm. This is always away from our produce. We continue to invest and develop alternative farming techniques to limit our impact on the environment while improving our soil health.
We take cash, Venmo or Apple Pay.
Yes, we will, but it is only done begrudgingly 😉 GO BILLS!
2821 Day Hollow Road Owego, NY 13827