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Sprout Farm now has a News Letter.
We no longer advertise our weekly sales in the local newspaper so the best way to learn about our sales is to visit our
facebook page on Saturday mornings, listen to our radio ads on WXTK and WCOD local shows, or sign up to receive our very brief Sprout Farm News Letter.  Learn all about our weekly sales in your email box on Thursday mornings. I don't share any email addresses and everything will arrive BBC. So if you would like our sales ad to arrive in your email box first thing Saturday mornings, send your email address along with just your first name to: sproutes@comcast.net
- subject, newsletter,
and I'll take care of the rest.
Thank you,
Phyllis Sprout

 

Sprout Farm Newsletter       sproutfarm.net         open 9-5 daily
Hello Everyone,
  Is everyone done on this side and ready to turn over?  You would think this is the hottest and driest summer we've had on the Cape but I know for a fact it isn't.  The summer we took the roof off of our ranch house and added on a second story, there was no rain for eleven weeks.  We were happy about that because we stayed in the house through the renovation.  I think we're through with house renovations for awhile but I'm sure Jay will come up with something for the farm.  He will be replacing the plastic on two of the greenhouses pretty soon.  The plastic has held up pretty well but anything over four years is a gift and I think we are well beyond that.  The plastic just has too many holes, thanks to cats that like to climb the plastic walls.  Last year's project, the high tunnel, has worked out very well.  The doors are large enough that we don't need fans and the plastic seems to give the tomatoes just enough shade so we don't see any sun scald.
         White corn lovers, rejoice.  White corn will be available starting Sunday 8/7.  80¢/ear.  I get to the farm before eight in the morning.  The truck comes rumbling in piled up with bushels of corn.  The smiling young men who have picked the corn are riding along and they back up to my truck, carefully, and swing the bags from their truck to my truck. Scott and I finish the paperwork and most days I'm back on the road in less that five minutes.  I always enjoy my trip to Sauchuk Farm and Plympton is a beautiful town.  I like it best when I am early and don't have to lift the bags of corn.
   We still have no word on peaches from Wrentham.  In a summer like this everything depends on irrigation.  If they have it, we eat.  If they don't, well, we adapt.
   I was pleased to see the seeds from the Eastham turnips we grew two years ago germinated well.  We are planting those fall crops now.  More broccoli, and turnips.  I saved a lot of butternut squash seeds from last fall.  It is too late to plant them and expect a crop but it is always the right time to try and start a few to see if they germinate.
   Sunny has just joined me on the computer desk.  He's been exploring a few tight spaces and it looks like my housekeeping isn't too good judging from the cobwebs and sawdust he is busily cleaning off.  I think he discovered how to get down the basement stairs into the workshop area.
  We are doing our best to harvest everything but this heat is punishing.  The turkeys don't seem to mind it and as long as they stick to eating bugs and weed seeds I will welcome them into the garden.  The hens and toms are very protective of the goblets because my cats love to stalk anything that appears to be slow moving.
  That's all for now so stop by soon for some of the best fresh produce on the Cape.
Jay and Phyllis Sprout

Sprout Farm Newsletter       sproutfarm.net         open 9-5 daily  August 6, 2022
Hello Everyone,
  Is everyone done on this side and ready to turn over?  You would think this is the hottest and driest summer we've had on the Cape but I know for a fact it isn't.  The summer we took the roof off of our ranch house and added on a second story, there was no rain for eleven weeks.  We were happy about that because we stayed in the house through the renovation.  I think we're through with house renovations for awhile but I'm sure Jay will come up with something for the farm.  He will be replacing the plastic on two of the greenhouses pretty soon.  The plastic has held up pretty well but anything over four years is a gift and I think we are well beyond that.  The plastic just has too many holes, thanks to cats that like to climb the plastic walls.  Last year's project, the high tunnel, has worked out very well.  The doors are large enough that we don't need fans and the plastic seems to give the tomatoes just enough shade so we don't see any sun scald.
         White corn lovers, rejoice.  White corn will be available starting Sunday 8/7.  80¢/ear.  I get to the farm before eight in the morning.  The truck comes rumbling in piled up with bushels of corn.  The smiling young men who have picked the corn are riding along and they back up to my truck, carefully, and swing the bags from their truck to my truck. Scott and I finish the paperwork and most days I'm back on the road in less that five minutes.  I always enjoy my trip to Sauchuk Farm and Plympton is a beautiful town.  I like it best when I am early and don't have to lift the bags of corn.
  We still have no word on peaches from Wrentham.  In a summer like this everything depends on irrigation.  If they have it, we eat.  If they don't, well, we adapt.
  I was pleased to see the seeds from the Eastham turnips we grew two years ago germinated well.  We are planting those fall crops now.  More broccoli, and turnips.  I saved a lot of butternut squash seeds from last fall.  It is too late to plant them and expect a crop but it is always the right time to try and start a few to see if they germinate.
  Sunny has just joined me on the computer desk.  He's been exploring a few tight spaces and it looks like my housekeeping isn't too good judging from the cobwebs and sawdust he is busily cleaning off.  I think he discovered how to get down the basement stairs into the workshop area.
  We are doing our best to harvest everything but this heat is punishing.  The turkeys don't seem to mind it and as long as they stick to eating bugs and weed seeds I will welcome them into the garden.  The hens and toms are very protective of the goblets because my cats love to stalk anything that appears to be slow moving.
  That's all for now so stop by soon for some of the best fresh produce on the Cape.
Jay and Phyllis Sprout