Hurry! Last Day is Labor Day!

Canning Tomatoes!

Yes, there are still tomatoes

 

Sweet corn for the freezer.

Plenty for everyone!

 

 

Peppers
Green & red bell peppers, hot bananas, jalapenos, cherry hots, habaneros, and yum-yums. All coming in now!


All jar goods and bolga baskets will be 10% off starting Friday7am, ending Monday 6pm.


The newest offering from the bakery…

Homemade peach muffins with Godfrey-grown peaches of course:



Thank you, Clyde’s, for the shout out!


In closing, here’s a word from the wise…


I’m really going to miss you all!

See you next year! Well, first I will see you this weekend… Then, I will see you next year.
Merry Christmas!
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Peaches, tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupes, sweet corn and PEACH FEST!

Attention all peach pickers!

The peach season is moving along quickly. The last variety, which is usually ready around Labor Day is already starting to show some color and will probably be ready within the next couple of weeks. So, that means you shouldn’t wait. This weekend’s u-pick orchard hours are a little different than usual – Friday 8am – 1pm, Saturday 1pm-5pm (that’s the peach festival!), and Sunday morning 8am-1pm. Next week (Aug 11) we will go back to normal hours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am-1pm. After that, we will see how the peaches are doing before we decide about picking.

By the way, the mother standing right behind this cute little boy has a birthday today. Happy birthday Esther!

Sudlersville Peach Festival

I told you about the festival in the last letter, so I won’t dwell on it this time. Just a few quick points and a precious photo. The Peach Festival is this Saturday, August 5th, 1pm-5pm.

And here’s what to expect this Saturday:

 

 

 

Sweet Corn

We are picking both white and bi-color sweet corn. If you want to put some in the freezer, you better get started! Labor Day will be here before you know it. Did I tell you that we close the market after Labor Day? Don’t wait!

Bell Peppers

We are picking some beautiful green bell peppers now. The reds should be ready soon. They make great stuffed peppers. I think they would be delicious with Langenfelder’s sausage and local sweet onions. Yum… Yum…

Cantaloupes

The cantaloupes are really starting to roll in. They are beautiful AND delicious!

Tomatoes

My crystal ball says you should plan to do your sauces, stews, and salsas in the next week or two. They are plentiful and coming in really big right now. But I know someimes you want the smaller ones for canning, and those should be ready in the next couple of weeks!

I hope to see you Saturday!

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Peaches, Corn & Tomatoes

Another beautiful day at Godfrey‘s Farm!

The most perfect rainbow!

Now Picking Peaches!

The peach orchard is open for u-pick Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings 8am-1pm. There are only a few more weekends left. So hurry!

 

Sudlersville Peach Festival

Mark your calendars and make sure you cancel all of your other plans. The Peach Festival is Saturday, August 5th, 1pm-5pm. There will be great things for the kids and adults:
 

Moon bounces

 

Girl Scouts will capture your “Peach Portrait”

 

 

Touch-a-truck

 

Mini-train rides for the little ones

 

 

Fire truck rides

 

Wagon rides to the orchard for peach picking

 

 

Lots of great food from local charities. Here are just a few:

 

The Firehouse will have pit beef and pit ham

 

The Ruritans will have funnel cakes

 

The Lion’s Club will have fried fish sandwiches

 

The Walker Family will have their food truck with Godfrey-Grown sweet corn in their “cooler corn”

 

St. Luke’s Parish will have peach cobbler

 

Live music:

Special Treat: The Sudlersville Middle School will kick off the event with a performance of The Star Spangled Banner

 

Pajama Party will be playing classic rock and roll.

 

Sudlersville Memorial Library will host the Zucchini Pinebox Derby:

That’s right folks, racing is coming to Sudlersville! Sleek and super fast squash will be making a run for it! Businesses, organizations, and the general public are invited to enter their fastest zucchini. All proceeds from entry donations will benefit the Sudlersville Memorial Library and Soar with Nature. Rules: No motorized zucchini. other than that, may the fastest squash win! Open individual fee: $10.00, business/organization fee: $30.00 – all fees are tax deductible. Entries close August 3rd 2017. Note: Hobby Town, A.C. Moore and Michael’s all sell pine box car accessories.

 

 

Car and Tractor Show

 

 

Peach Slushies in Season!

Come on in and get a peach slushie. They are delicious! Just ask Rosa!

 

Peach Festival Again
Did I tell you that you MUST come to the peach festival yet?

Mark your calendars.

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fathers day

 

Bluegrass in the Blueberry Patch

I REALLY hope you will be able to make it to Bluegrass in the Blueberry Patch next Sunday! Don’t forget your chairs and blankets.

Gary Clough’s band “Grey and Blue Grass” will be here again with Scottie MacGlashan, Josh Daniels, and Ricky Walls. The Walker Family will bring their food truck with some fried favorites.  I hope they bring their famous softshell crab sandwiches!

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council will be selling wine and beer. So you can sip and lounge on the lawn while the band plays.

For the kids there will be barrel cart rides, a moon bounce and yard games. And, oh yeah, did I tell you? There will be blueberry picking!

This is my favorite day of the whole summer! I hope you can join us.

Special for bluegrass day – Red, white and blueberry slushies! You MUST have one!

You MUST watch the video promotion that Mitch put together with Jane for the event. They did an awesome job! Here’s a link to see his other work – Mitch Cannon Films.

Bluegrass in the Blueberry Patch
Bluegrass in the Blueberry Patch

 

Tart cherries

You may pick anytime during regular business hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, and Sat-Sun 7am-5pm. The season will last until the cherries are all gone. We have some already picked if you need them.

 

Asparagus

It’s the end of the asparagus season. If you still want some, you better hurry.

Blueberry Picking

The blueberry season is a few days earlier than usual, so don’t wait too long to get yours. There are plenty available at the market.

U-pick blueberries are Monday (6/19) and Wednesday (6/21) morning this week at the the Leager Road farm (next to the peach orchard).

Check the Pick-your-own Blueberry page on the website for an explanation of the blueberry picking schedule including updates, or you can give us a call – the answering machine should also give the latest information.

 

The Fireman’s Parade and the Peach Festival

Here’s a pic of everyone ready to head out to the town’s fireman’s parade. I hope you were able to get a bag of kettle corn while you were there!

Peach Fest is coming!!!! Mark your calendars.

The moonbounces are ready to go; the firehouse is ready to make their pit beef and ham sandwiches; the Walker Family is bringing the food truck, the peach treat baking plans are in action; the Dell Foxx Band is booked (so glad to see local talent!).  We are lining up all of the big trucks for the touch-a-truck, tuning up the peach u-pick tractor and wagon for rides around the farm, and preparing tons of other great things!

Adding tractors to the car show this year! Do you have one you want to show? We would love to see it!

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Blueberries & Tart Cherries

My how time flies…

It seems like just a couple of weeks ago when I took this picture…


But, that can’t be right, I took this one a couple of weeks ago…

I guess the clock isn’t going to slow down – I just need to hang on for the crazy ride.

 

 

Strawberries

The strawberry season is winding down. We should have a few quarts available at the market tomorrow, maybe Wednesday, but that’s pretty much it.

Here’s a recap of the season –

We had lots of fun with strawberry school tours.

It’s too bad Home School Day was cool and rainy. I believe the great folks who weathered the storm and joined us had a pretty good time. I know I did!

 

Tart cherries

We will open for picking tart cherries starting Thursday at 7am. You may pick anytime during regular business hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, and Sat-Sun 7am-5pm. The season will last until the cherries are all gone.

 

Asparagus

Oh yea, almost forgot asparagus.

There’s only a couple of weeks left.

Here’s some of our packing crew along with some visitors to the farm. These great kids help after school and weekends to get our asparagus to the big city. See those little cuties in front? Their mom works at Clyde’s Restaurants in Washington DC, which just happens to be where this skid of asparagus is going.

Blueberries

Blueberry picking will start Friday. We will be at the Benton Corner Road farm on Friday, June 9, 7am-noon and then again Saturday 7am-noon.

Check the Pick-your-own Blueberry page on the website for an explanation of the blueberry picking schedule including updates. We will post picking locations on Facebook, or you can give us a call – the answering machine should also give the latest information.

 

Kettle Corn

Ashley’s getting pretty good at running the kettle corn popper without getting 3rd degree burns. It’s quite a talent.

So, be sure to stop by, let her know how great she looks in her uniform and take a bag of kettle corn home. Maybe you should get two, you will be amazed at how much you can eat on your drive.

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Home School Day is May 22

Home School Day is May 22, 2017

Come out and join us on Monday, May 22nd for Home School Day. It’s a great opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones.

Here’s some specifics:

  • Berry picking is open all day: 7am – 6pm.
  • Free wagon rides are running around the farm continuously from 11am – 1pm.
  • The University of Maryland Extension office will be here from 11am – 1pm to answer any questions you have about canning and freezing fresh produce. They always set-up a nice display and have lots of great information.
  • The Queen Anne’s County Master Gardener’s will be here with a bug display, and we all know kids LOVE to study bugs!
  • Belvidere Syrup Co.,  a Vermont maple syrup maker, will be here to discuss and demonstrate how maple syrup is made (along with some yummy samples).
  • All Ages are welcome! All Homeschool Day attendees should check-in first at the registration table, in front of the market, to get their skit or walking tour time and materials.
    • Under 4 – Enjoy the wagon ride and berry patch. At check-in, you will get picking containers.
    • Pre-k through 4th grade – Go to the website and sign up for the full tour. Registration is 10:30 – 11am. The cost is $6 and includes an educational skit, a  pick your own container of strawberries, unlimited hayrides and a goody bag with a coloring book to take home. All info and materials are provided at check-in when you arrive.
    • 5th -12th grades – Go to the website and sign up for the full tour. Registration is 10:30 – 11am. The cost is $6 and includes a walking tour of the farm where we will talk about food production, a pick your own containter of strawberries, and unlimited hayrides.  All info and materials are provided at check-in when you arrive.

Photo Credit: Jennifer K Photography

Forward this email to all of your homeschool friends. Don’t forget, if you haven’t already registered, go to our website, www.godfreysfarm.com, to register for the day. Be sure to print out the coupon below to receive your “Super-Mom” discount.
See you Monday!
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Mother’s Day on the Farm

Happy Mother’s Day!

We have everything you need for Mom!

Hanging baskets. planters, and gift baskets.

Belvidere Syrup Company was out today sampling some real maple syrup from Vermont. It’s delicious! They will be back on the farm for Home School Day, May 22nd. Want to know more about Home School Day? Visit the website for info and to sign up.

Asparagus for dinner. Strawberries and pound cake for dessert.
I believe winter ends tonight and summer begins tomorrow. We are open all day for Mother’s Day, so come out and pick berries with Mom!
Here is a great shot in the patch from Jennifer K Photography. You should look at her blog, she’s awesome!
Local Goodness

Kale, collards, lettuce, radishes, spring onions, and asparagus! Let me hear ya say “YEAH”!

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