Fresh Vegetables

We grow a wide assortment of fresh vegetables sold at The Apple Shed. Our primary vegetable crops include tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, zucchini, summer squash, pumpkins and winter squash.

 

We offer other crops in smaller volumes, such as green beans, beets, melons and other items. We try to have these items available during the summer months, whether they come from our own farm or other local farms. Those vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, that ripen at times that conflict with our fruit harvest, are regularly sourced from other local farmers.

Cucumbers: We offer fresh cucumbers starting in June-August.

Tomatoes (Mid- to Late-July): In 2003, we built our first high tunnel greenhouse for growing tomatoes.  In a high tunnel, which is essentially an unheated greenhouse, tomatoes are planted in directly in the soil.  The high tunnel offers several advantages over the field for tomatoes, including less disease (blight), more attractive fruit, higher yields, the ability to control soil moisture and an extended season (both earlier and later).

Squash: During the early-Summer we offer zucchini & summer squash. The Fall brings several varieties of winter squash in from our fields, including butternut, buttercup, acorn squash.  We also grow an assortment of other specialty varieties, which will vary by year.

Sweet Corn: One of our favorite summer time treats is sweet corn!  Corn begins to ripen in early-August and continues throughout early-September.

Eggplant: Eggplant is typically available from late-July through early-September.

Green Peppers: Bell peppers in assorted colors are available mid- to late-July.