1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Open Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

What a week

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I’m going to be honest, this email isn’t up to my usual standards. My brain just isn’t braining well right now.

Walking home from work this week because my car is in the shop (the 5th out of 6 vehicle issues we have had in 2 weeks) and it’s good exercise, my dog was attacked by 2 other dogs.

We both made it through, albeit with a few new scars, and are recovering. Hurray for painkillers and antibiotics.

But my brain is not quite ready to think and be clever.

So no award-winning witty email this week. Just a few uninspired words and some pretty pictures.

The hydro-house is two ends of the extreme right now: little little plants and ready-to-harvest plants, and not much in between.

Hard to believe that 2 months ago, there was nothing planted in our new tunnel. And now it is full of green!

Spinach, something (lettuce?), salad turnips (I think), scallions, Tokyo bekana, collards, parsley, snap peas, and more scallions.

If you missed the Tokyo bekana the first time around, never fear, more is coming. Those 5 rows of bright green in the center are they and should be ready to harvest in 2 weeks… give or take 2 weeks.

(There’s also even more in the hydo-house, but that planting is further behind).

And a pool of water that, for some reason, I get a kick out of.

Maybe the fairies that I pretend play beneath the kale will use it as an ice skating rink.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Open Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. 

Closed Sunday & Monday.

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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!