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Summer Crops Winding down

Posted by Barbara Williams on 7/21/2017 to Backfourty
This week we participated in the USDA Pesticide Data Program. This is a voluntary program.  We provide samples of the fresh fruits and vegetables we sell here at Flora Bama Farms and they are tested for pesticide residue.    We have always received very positive results from previous tests conducted.   The residue levels  have always fallen well below established tolerance levels.  We will keep you apprised of newest data.  It's good to know. 

We still have Chilton County Peaches, and we are also supplementing with some South Carolina Peaches.  They have both been really good.  I don't expect peaches to be around much longer.  Usually peaches are good till at least Labor Day but we are told that is unlikely this year.

Also come in and get some good local corn it is starting to finish up after this coming week.  We have been getting some  White Devotion from Krupinski Farm in Foley,  and Bicolor Corn has been coming out of Walnut Hill Stave's Farm. 

Ray Flowers has been brining us okra on a regular basis.  It loves hot weather so it is going strong. 

Sand Mountain Tomatoes have been coming in strong.   We have rounds, roma, grape, green and cherry tomatoes.   We are also getting some Cherokee Red Tomatoes from that growing area.   We hope you will come in this weekend and check them out.

Butter Beans speckled and green are both in stock from Steve's Farm.  Still not having luck on peas but I have not given up. 

Come in and get Sandy's Sweet Breads.  Zucchini Nut, Pineapple Nut , Persimmon Nut and more available.   Sandy always brings in a fresh delivery every Friday.

Peppers and Pickling Cucumbers are also still available.  Some come from Kerpenski Farms,  some from Elenberg Farms in Slocumb.

We also have watermelons and this will be the last week of Athena Cantaloupes.  Elenberg Farms

Mushrooms we get in 3 times a week out of Quincy, Florida.  White Domestic, Portabella, Crimini, Shitake and more. 

We also have some sweet mini peppers which we brought in from Perro Farms around Gainsville. 

While the summer crops are starting to wind down we have fall crops just around the corner. 

Hang in there,  cooler fall weather is coming.