What Grows Here

…and what to expect when you’re anticipating your weekly share

Fruits – Vegetables
Eggs – Chicken
Nursery Starts and Potted Plants

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As of 2016, Growing Family Farms is USDA Certified Organic by NOFA NY LLC
No harmful chemicals are used in our growing practices. We are deeply committed to the health of the soil, the workers, our community, and our customers.

Generally speaking,

A Western New York Spring starts out with greens. Kale, collards, mustards, lettuce, arugula, pea shoots, etc., followed by some early roots like radishes, beets, and carrots. Next come flowering plants like broccoli and cauliflower.

Fruiting plants like tomatoes need warmer, longer days and time, sweet time to grow leaves and flower and then form those delicious summer fruits. Fortunately for you (and we hungry farmers), Growing Family Farms has a large heated greenhouse so we get a jump start, which is pretty important in the short growing season here in NY. You can expect cucumbers and tomatoes by late June/Early July. More of those fruiting plants ripen up in the greenhouse and in the field in July and August, like peppers, eggplant, melons, summer squash, and winter squash. Let’s not forget about the late summer harvest from the apple, pear, and Asian pear trees around the farm!

Fall includes most of the bounty of summer up until frost, and many cured, storage crops like potatoes, onions garlic, and winter squash. Crops like carrots and many types of greens slowly sweeten as the weather cools. We have grown straight through the winter in the greenhouse!

Here’s a list of most of the things growing at the farm. Part of our sustainable growing method is being flexible with planning. Weather, pests, and other issues may influence planting and harvesting.

apples
arugula
asian pears
beans
beets
boc choi
broccoli
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
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cherries
collards
cucumbers
eggplant
garlic
ginger – New this year!
green onions
herbs
kale
lettuce
melons
napa cabbage
onions
pea shoots
potatoes
radishes
salad greens
summer squash & zucchini
sweet peppers
sweet potatoes
tomatoes
turmeric – New this year!
winter squash
…and more!

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