It’s Not Over Yet! Plenty of Fresh Local Produce Nearby

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments by

When you visit Londonderry be sure to strike up a conversation with the help in our farmstands.  More likely than not you will be talking to one of the family farmers that grow our local produce. The Elwood family works at the farmstand, all three generations.  Sometimes you will be fortunate enough to find them all gathered behind the register enjoying some coffee talking about the issues of the season.

Wayne was working the stand at Elwood this last weekend.  A few questions brought plenty of information about the market and market forecast.

“The U-Pick tomatoes are still available and will be for two weeks. They are not growing but ripening on the vines, some a little to ripe. Still they will be available for another two weeks, unless we get a frost.  They are to delicate to stand up to a frost.” Wayne Ellwood said this as he looked to the east beyond the greenhouses where the tomato field is more red than green right now.

What about the corn what happens when the frost comes? “Nothing to the sweet corn it will still be there, the stalks will get brown but as long as we don’t get a freeze the corn does just fine. Still when we get a freeze that will be the end of that season.” Knowing we would look to much like a tourist we did not ask about the apples, pumpkins and squash plants.

In the Ellwood Farmstand this week

  • Cucumbers
  • Pickling Cukes
  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Sugar Pumpkins small and large
  • Pumpkins
  • Mums
  • Corn
  • Plums
  • Preserves
  • Honey
  • Indian Corn
  • Watermelon
  • Apple Crisp
  • Apple Pie
  • Tomatoes

The corn stalks were stacked up outside the stand.  If you are looking for some of the tallest corn stalks for decorating in the southern New Hampshire region this is the farm to visit!  This is field corn normally grown for cows from seeds that grow extra tall plants.  Perfect for the largest corn maze in this part of New England.

If you need more information on Ellwood, or would like to share directions to the farm with friends family or just the rest of the world, tell them to Visit Londonderry!

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About the author

Relocating to Londonderry in 1982 Steve Young was looking to find a community that was close to the high technology beltway in Massachusetts. It also needed to have farms and orchards like the one he lived on in Upstate New York near Lake Ontario. Serving on a variety of Local Boards and Commissions he understands the unique nature of Londonderry. Surrounded by a transportation infrastructure the core of Londonderry are farms and recreation.
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