The cold weather has officially moved in and another season has seemed to have flown by! On to the next as they always say and I could not be more excited. Out with the pumpkins, and in with the Spruce tips, kissing balls, and Christmas trees.
How to Assemble a Spruce Tip Pot Choose a 10”-12”container that can withstand freezing temperatures. If you use glazed pottery fill with sand to prevent cracking or create your spruce tip pot in a plastic container and place it into your ceramic pottery. Potting soil can be too loose to hold the tips in place, […]
Nothing beats the flavor of a pie pumpkin, with its sweet taste and smooth texture. It provides the most vitamin A of all the common fruits and vegetables, and is also high in iron, potassium, and phosphorus. Save the seeds–they are an excellent snack, offer additional nutritional benefits and can be seasoned a variety of ways. Store […]
With the days getting shorter the lights are a necessity. The corn picker is still humming early in the morning and the sprayer lights run late into the evening. The sweet corn picker starts before dawn, the packing crew starts at 7 with all cylinders running. Transitioning into fall items this year just like every […]
There is a new crop growing at Pahl’s and as the 6th generation farmer I am excited to talk about it! After the 2018 Farm Bill (sec 7125) passed we saw an opportunity at a brand new market and we have decided to dive in head first. Pahl’s Market has officially added something else for […]
It’s starting to feel a lot like fall. We have been fortunate to have such great weather this last month. Usually August will bring warm and humid temperatures but as of lately we had cool mornings and beautiful days. Rain and hot humid days can really put a damper on installing landscape jobs. We recently […]
Sweet corn demand is the best in several years. Why? Donald Trump and climate change. Now that I have your attention I will explain some of the things that have gone on that have kept sweet corn prices higher than the last 10 years. There has been a supply problem from April starting in Florida […]
Japanese beetles are small pests that carry a big threat. They do not discriminate on what types of plants to feed on, in fact, they are classified as a pest to hundreds of different plants.
(Haven’t joined our CSA Program yet? There are limited shares left!) Dating back to the early 1900’s, Frank Pahl started Pahl Farms. His son, John, moved the operation down to the river bottoms in Bloomington after helping construct the Long Meadow Bridge (aka the old Cedar Bridge). Here they farmed potatoes, asparagus, sweet corn, peppers and […]
We definitely have had our share of rain and cool temperatures this spring. As I drive around the countryside crop development is approximately two weeks behind. Everything in this area looks pretty good but as you get west of 35 there is nothing but potholes of water and the crops look like they are being […]