|Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:45 PM|
Today is Friday and I picked a few larger pickling cucumbers for a special request. We called our crew boss and scheduled the crew for Monday morning early. On Monday we will pick and sort somewhere around 200-300 lbs of cucumbers. Then we fill orders. My daughter Deanna is coming over in the evening to process pickles for our families, out of whatever is left over. We will pick every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Labor Day. The amount of cucumbers harvested gets larger each day for the first few weeks, and then levels out.
We have many steady pickling customers and we have the added good fortune this year of some local restaurants that will be using our picklers, too. If you are interested in making your own pickles be sure to get ahold of me as soon as you can. There are many days that we sell out of cucumbers.
Don't know how to make pickles? Come to the Corn and Pickle Festival at Vogel Farms on August 10th from 9-4. Starting at 10:00 we will be demonstrate how to make homemade pickles. There will be a new demonstration every half hour with the last one beginning at 3:00. Check out the Corn and Pickle page under the events tab for more information.