Rockford Farm Market Closes for Season

We currently have about 10k ever bearing strawberries planted. Our blackberries and raspberries are available this season.

The main crop on our farm is heirloom peppers and tomatoes, including cherokee purple, chocolate stripes, hillbilly, ananas noire, san marzano, and others. Our goal is to provide the sweetest and best produce grown sustainably and chemical-free. We will be offering chard and kale along with pole beans and cucumbers this season.

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Heirloom Tomato Weekend

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Heirloom Tomato Weekend

  • September 13, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • September 14, 2015 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a flavorful weekend focused on heirloom tomatoes. Watch a cooking demonstration and learn why tomatoes are a healthy choice and the best ways to enjoy them. Participate in family activities such as a family tomato relay or terrific tomato toss. Sample many different tomato varieties and vote for your top tomato.

Location: Michigan's Farm Garden
Fee: Included with admission

Sweet peas

We planted sugar snap peas today. First thing in the ground

Deliver

Dropped off my seeds and the list to the greenhouse today. Winter is hanging on but spring gets closer

They're coming

Seeds started showing up. I spoke with the greenhouse today. We are going to try and plant tomatoes in April. More to come

Planning

We are ordering seeds for the coming year. Hope I choose wisely. Here we grow again

Sick machine

We bought our case international dx55 tractor new in 2006. We had a horrible salesman named Scott at Sparta farm &lawn. He never explained break in with our tractor. Now at 1400 hours the motor needs a rebuild. This shouldn't happen. Beware a bad salesman

Cutting.

We pulled the string and stakes from the dead tomato plants. Now I mow the plants to lift the plastic

Frost

Tomato plants are subtropical. They don't do frost. We got frosted last night. The 2013 growing season is coming to an end.

The end

It was an amazing day of picking in October. Peppers and tomatoes

Fixing

We are taking the wheels off our 1956 international 100 tractor to get the chloride removed. Chloride was added to tractor tires to add weight for traction. It is very corrosive and eats the steel rims. They use beet juice nowadays

Wet

It's suppose to rain for the next 5 days. A killing frost on Sunday. Tomatoes are coming to an end

Squash

Got almost all the winter squash and pumpkins picked and ready for sale

Apples

Picked all our apples today. My 2 favorites tallman sweets and spygolds and goldens and Ida reds. Hope they sell well at market

Comfort

I bought a sleep # bed. My back pain seems to be subsiding. Best investment ever. A good nights sleep is a farmers best friend

Sadness

My winter squash never took off. Cold snap in July

Rain

It's been so warm we are lucky it's not snowing. All this rain will split a lot of our tomatoes. This maybe our last week of sales. Most of our winter squash were killed off in July's cold weather