Peach Season 2013

Our favorite time of year is finalllllllly here… the peaches are ready! Head to Promacks Farm daily, 9-4, to pick up some delicious, fresh, TASTY peaches. See you on the Farm!

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Porch Check – July 4, 2012

Unfortunately, there are no more peaches or apricots, the season is over, but we do still have some plums available for purchase.

Also, we have plenty of delicious, ripe, fresh vegetables available – garlic, zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, and more! Come on by, we have produce on the stand most days by 9am in the morning, and try to keep the stand stocked throughout the day.

Thanks!

-Promacks Farm

Farm Update – Porch Check for June 25

Farmer Dave’s Farm Update for June 25, 2012

Lots of peaches until about June 29. But the apricots are all gone.

Plenty of grapefruit and blood oranges and a few plums.

In the garden we have cucumbers,  zucchinis, crookneck squash, garlic, and onions.

Coming soon we will have tomatoes.

Thanks, Farmer Dave

Baby Chicks

The Farmer just recently purchased some new animals for the Farm… we introduce our newest members of the Farm – Bardrock and Jersey baby chicks, and baby turkey poults.   The turkeys have already grown so much just over the past week, and both the chicks and poults have recently become much more vocal, keeping us entertained with lots of little “cheep, cheeps” throughout the day.

Baby turkeys and chicks!

Peach Blossoms

On this wet and windy day, here’s a sunnier and warmer picture of just last week here on the Farm… our peach trees are blossoming like crazy!  After all of the picking, cleaning, and processing for our blood oranges, it looks like we’ll have a full slate of peach thinning on our hands.  Hopefully, we’ll have a wonderful peach crop this year, and look forward to seeing you at the summer fruit stand!

Happy, happy peach trees

Meet Our 2012 Cow

Meet our newest cow:

Meet Stroganoff, aka "Strogy"

We recently acquired a young cow to raise on the Farm.  We are lucky to know a rancher out in Valley Center and took a trip out to his 900-acre farm to pick out our 2012 cow.  Strogy will be at the Farm for the next few months, so come on over and say hi!

Owl Boxes

Along with farming our fruits and vegetables, over the past few years, we’ve been building and installing owl boxes.

A completed owl box, ready for installation

Above is the latest box Farmer Dave has completed and is ready to be installed by Farmer Dave.  The dimensions of our owl boxes are approximately 14″x30″, and about 14″ tall.

If you are interested in an owl box for your home or property, contact Farmer Dave at david[at]promacksfarm.com and your dreams of watching owls and baby owlets could be one step closer!

The new box for the Olsens. Photo from Kim Olsen.

This is from our most recent box and installation at the Olsen home in Fallbrook.

Early November Farm Update

Carrots planted now will be ready in June '12

Greetings from Farmer Dave!

The weather may be more mild, and even giving us rain here and there, but that doesn’t mean that your garden has to be dormant.  Here’s a little update on the garden here at the Farm:

We are excited to see our first strawberries already formed – the plants so healthy this year, loving the rain and mild temps this fall.

The winter garden is pretty much planted – some items for the winter such as lettuce, broccoli, spinach, and peas.

Also, we’ve been busy planting crops now that will be harvested next June such as onions, garlic, carrots, and celery. Even during Fall, there are always things to plant and plan for.

We cannot forget the yams we just harvested – we got about 90 pounds of yams from just 6 yams planted in April. Incredible!

And lastly, the cool wet days get us excited for some of the winter “chores” to come soon- pruning and planting new fruit trees.  The fun never stops at the Farm! 🙂

As always, happy gardening!

A young strawberry plant

Plant Now for Your Fall & Winter Garden

Greetings from the Farm!  Fall is actually a somewhat busy month in the garden, as we are still harvesting from summer and planting the seeds for late fall/winter gardens.  We’re still harvesting figs, apples, corn, zucchini, tomatoes, and soon yams.

What we’re planting now are carrots, peas, lettuce, spinach, and broccoli.  Next up will be onion seeds (or you can wait until the seedlings arrive in nurseries in November) and garlic cloves.  Also, this year, we’ll be attempting to plant celery from seed.

All of this should keep all you gardeners busy for a while!

Here are some of our winter peas, ready for planting