Produce, Fruit, and Grain
S&S Homestead Farm produces seasonal vegetables, fruits and grain to meet the needs of the farm household, including the animals.
Vegetables include summer and winter crops of greens, root vegetables, and herbs. Some summer vegetables, such as tomatoes are processed into sauces, juice and ketchup. Peas and corn are frozen for winter use. Cabbage is fermented into sauerkraut. Herbs are dried. Potatoes, garlic and onions are cured. We grow a number of vegetables out to seed each year and use the seed for next year’s produce.
Fruits include several varieties of apples, plums, pears, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, red and black currants. The fruit is eaten fresh, dried, canned, frozen and juiced.
Currently we grow barley in sufficient quantity to feed pigs, sheep and cattle, and experimental quantities of wheat and rye, with the goal of supplying all the grain needed to bake the bread, pizza and pasta consumed on the farm.
Lopez Community Farm CSA provides seasonal vegetables to the community by subscription.