Farm Facts: Believe It of Not
August 25, 2008 - 08:57 AM
Of all the vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables are perennial and must be replanted every year. The two are asparagus and rhubarb.
What is the only vegetable that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked or in any other form other than fresh? Lettuce
What fruit has its seeds on the outside of the fruit? Strawberry
When you buy pear brandy and there is a fully mature pear in the bottle, how does that pear get inside the bottle? It grows inside the bottle. The bottle is slipped over a pear bud and tied in place. When the season is over and the pear is ripe, the stem is snipped and the pear stays in the bottle.
How many weeks are in the blueberry and blackberry picking season at the Greer Farm? Only seven. We are generally open the last days of May and close mid to late July. Write a note in your 2009 calendar June 10 so you do not forget to come and visit the farm.
When is the most beautiful time to visit the Greer Farm? Well, just about anytime is good, but my special times are in the spring when the farm wakes up from winter and there are hundreds of different shades of green in the trees, plants and pastures. The other time is November when we have a fall as colorful as the forest in New England.