Hello Friends of the Farm –

Our Fresh Tender Asparagus Countdown is well under way. Hopefully we will have yummy Asparagus available the beginning of May at the Farm Store. Greens will also be available from our high tunnel, a variety of lettuces and spinach. We all have to wait just a little longer. Soon we will be back at the busy daily farming chores and never a dull moment. Every year our season seems to take on a personality of its own, so the anticipation of what the future holds is always an exciting time of the year at the Farm. If we only had a crystal ball, ha ha!

Think Strawberries! Strawberry picking at the Farm usually starts about mid-June and only last 2 to 3 weeks. Fresh Peas (edible pods and garden shucking types) will also be available for picking around the Strawberry season, along with pre picked peas. We offer both pre picked and pick your own strawberries during our season. Strawberries are sold by the pound for you pick and by the quart for we pick strawberries. The fields for the u pick strawberries have easy access from your vehicle, you park right next to the field you are picking in, can’t get any easier than that. The Strawberry Farm is located a short distant from the Fox Valley, only 20 minutes from Green Bay, 25 minutes for Strawberry Picking Appleton area, 18 miles from Clintonville, and a very short drive from Hortonville, Neenah, and Suamico areas.

We would like to invite you and your family to the Farm this year to enjoy one of our picking adventures or just pick up some Fresh Picked Yummies from the Farm Store to take home to your dinner table. Stay tuned for more updates on our blog post from your friendly farmer Troy or follow our daily activities on our Facebook  page at  https://www.facebook.com/porterspatch.?ref=ts If you like what we do at the Farm please feel free to write us a review on Facebook or visit our google page  https://plus.google.com/+PortersPatchBonduel and rate us with some stars.

Here’s a peak at some of events for the 2017 Farm Season:

March 13 – Farms 104th year in the family

Beginning of May – Opening of the Farm Store with Fresh Picked Asparagus & Lettuce

Middle of June – Pick Your Own Strawberry Adventures & Pre-Picked Strawberries                                                                                                             U-Pick & Already Picked Fresh Peas

Mid July – P.Y.O. & We Pick Sweet Raspberries, Tomatoes, Baby Reds

Late July – Blueberry Picking and Fresh Picked Sweet Corn

Mid September – Fall Family Farm Fun rolls in during our Farmtoberfest celebration, search the Patch for that perfect pumpkin, get lost in our Corn Maze, and enjoy a scenic relaxing Hayride and much much more.

See you soon at the Farm

Growing Memories, Sharing Traditions

Porter’s Patch

 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Here’s how to enjoy those pumpkin seeds.

  1. Start with 2 cups of pumpkin seeds.  You can also use any winter squash, like acorn squash, spaghetti squash, butternut, delicate, Hubbard, etc.
  2. Soak seeds in water for about 8 hours.  This makes the seeds easier to eat and with less sharp pieces.  Drain well and use a dishtowel to dry the seeds the best you can.  Seeds will stick to the towel, but you can pick them off.
  3. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  This will keep from burning the seeds.
  4. Mix seeds with 1 1/2T of melted butter and 1 1/2T of Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Sprinkle liberally with salt.  NOTE: You can also try Seasoning Salt, chili powder, chipotle seasoning, paprika, or your favorite spices.
  6. Spread seeds in an even layer in a jelly roll pan.  Place in oven.
  7. Bake for one hour, stirring a couple of times.
  8. Store pumpkin seeds in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

 

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