Thursday, October 10, 2013

This week at the Market: Shlagel Farms

Shlagel Farms is a very busy place these days, so we're especially glad that Eileen's son Karl will make his way to Cheverly this Saturday with kale, collard greens, swiss chard, corn, peppers, eggplant, squash/zucchini. onions, cherry tomatoes, large tomatoes, pumpkins, mums, apples, potatoes, and green beans. Sounds like a fall feast to us!
Don't forget to visit the Shlagel Farms Annual Pumpkin Patch! Shlagel Farms is open 10am-5pm every Saturday and Sunday in October. You may come to purchase mums, corn shocks, straw bales and a wide array of seasonal fall produce, or purchase an admission bracelet for $8.00. This allows you to take an educational wagon ride with the farmer, spend time in the petting zoo and take your young ones through the straw maze and let them play in the corn box. Pumpkins are extra and are priced by the pound and weighed after you come in from your wagon ride. If you purchase an admission ticket you may also make a scare crow for no additional fee. Bring old clothes; (pants and long sleeve shirt),and safety pins to attach top and bottom, and they'll supply the straw and string and show you how to do it. Enjoy a slice of pie, or a milkshake, or one of our other sweet treats from our ice cream trailer. Feel free to enjoy a snack at one of our picnic tables. Hay rides leave from the petting zoo approximately every hour, or more often when there is a large volume of people. The last hayride of the day generally leaves by 4:30. You must take a hayride if you want to pick your pumpkin from the field. Remember your camera as there are many photo opportunities on the farm!

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