September 23, 2008
Skow's, ME News, Vol. 1, Issue 29
Picked up 6 quarts of raspberries from Skow’s Organic Farm today. I order every year, and freeze then for enjoyment later, while eating the ones that get away of course. Skow’s on Ogden Highway in Adrian is an awesome place. Completely organic and yummy, and often huge produce. They pick or your pick..
Mr. Skow helped us out a lot when we opened up the Michigan Hot Sauce Club. Jeff would run by there in the evenings and he would sell us all his leftovers from the day. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, corn, fresh garlic, honey. We made some pretty awesome salsa and pickled green beans with dill and garlic, which he of course got to share in. Once we shucked, de-cobbed and canned over 82 ears of corn in one day. Some with peppers, some without. It was a very Green-Acres-eque experience for me. Didn’t know too much about shuckin’ or cannin’ corn when I started, but I’m a semi-pro at it now. That was one of those nights when our neighbors just shook their heads at what those wacky Kortes were up to sittin’ in the driveway shuckin’ corn by the moonlight. Most of them appreciated the fresh canned corn in the winter, though.
If you’re wanting raspberries, call Mr. Skow this week. The season is pretty short. 517-263-5579 9:00 am – 5:00 pm only please. Anyway, I expect my fingers will be raspberry red for a few more days. Buy from your local farmer, and enjoy the harvest!
Posted by jaselin at September 23, 2008 08:26 PM