1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

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C’mon warm weather

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Just like everyone else, I’m going to comment on how cold it is.

Yes, yes, I know, it is colder in Maine, and Antarctica, and wherever else. But we’re not in those places. We’re in Delaware, so we can complain about the cold.

Fortunately, this cold is short-lived and a freakishly warm warm-spell is coming.

Freakish or not, we’ll take it.

We’ve got 500 tomato seedlings that are going to need to go in the ground by March.

And that means that most of the plants in the newest tunnel will need to be harvested by then.

So we’re not going to turn down Mother Nature’s help in speeding the growing along.

Not that it’s a competition or anything, but Ruth wanted to make sure you remember that there will be 800 snapdragons getting planted in March as well.

AND that the snapdragons will probably start flowering a week before the tomatoes are ready to pick (middle and end of May, respectively). Weather, pests, and plants permitting of course.

But it’s not a competition.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Bacon Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Pommes Persillade

Celery Root and Potato Mash

Fried Cabbage with Apples and Onions

Chicken Stir Fry with Bok Choy

Fruity Rice Krispies

Happy Eating!


PS: Thank you to everyone who checked in on me and my dog. We’re healing up well.

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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!