L'Ecuyer Gardens

  (Morrowville, Kansas)
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An Anticipated Visit From the Tooth Fairy and Great Produce Too!

My Livie is about to lose her first tooth.  It is wiggly and she is so excited.  She has heard about the Tooth Fairy but has not experienced her magic yet.  She has big plans for her soon found fortune.  I am serving carrots for lunch. J 

We are gearing up for another really big weekend.  Saturday we will be open on farm and we have a fair amount of produce already.  Visitors can purchase: mixed loose leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, kale, spinach, radicchio, yellow snow peas, leeks, beet greens, Swiss chard, and onions.  I almost forgot we also have a few strawberries.  We still have many beautiful hanging baskets and bedding plants for sale.  I am down to only two strawberry pots and a handful of plants.  Sunday will be at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  We will only occasionally guest vendor at the Saturday at the Manhattan Farmers Market in Manhattan, Kansas. 

My tomato is still turning but we will give it one more day and probably enjoy it for lunch Saturday, BUT I noticed others starting to blush.  I worked really hard this year in pursuit of the early tomato and they are here.  Love it.  As a grower you are always looking for your edge, and for small growers like me it is the only way to be noticed.  This year I will be the first grower at ALL of my markets with vine ripened tomatoes.  Hopefully it will be enough to keep people coming to see me week after week. 

Yesterday was fun.  I spent the morning with my daughter’s preschool helping plant their garden.  They will weed, water and pick all summer long.  My girls were obvious pros, but all of the kids we thrilled to help.  This is the third year and many of them were looking forward to the visit.  Last night I spent the night catching up on watering and planting Asian cucumber plants.  This morning I am planting peppers and if time…eggplant.  We will make a few deliveries this afternoon.  Tonight is t-ball and I am sure all the girls will be as interested in Livie’s tooth news at practice, but everyone is excited.  When we get home I will finish planting peppers and eggplant and artichokes. 

This year they are starting blast ball which is a t-ball clinic of sorts for those who are not old enough to play t-ball yet.  Autie will start next Sunday.  Thankfully the games start at 6:30 so I will be home and able to go.  She does not know yet, but I know she will be excited. 

My girls love on-farm visitors and we hope you will come see us in the morning. If that does not work maybe stop by at the Old Cheney Road Famers Market in Lincoln, NE.  Also remember we offer weekly deiveries to those who live in Marshal, Washington, Clay counties in Kansas as well as the community of Manhattan.  We also deliver to Jefferson and Gage counties in Nebraska.  We have some great produce and lovely flowers.  Hope to see you soon!
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