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Posted 5/20/2013 2:46pm by Jodi Schultz.

Just a quick note to say that we will have open hours this week at the CB farm stand:


Monday, 5/20, 4-6pm


Friday, 5/24, 3pm-6pm


Asparagus- $4.00/bunch (a generous #)


Eggs $3.50/ dozen

Posted 3/6/2013 4:17pm by Jodi Schultz.

Thinking of joining a CSA but not sure if it is right for you? 

New to CSA and want to get the most out of your share? 

Not sure what all the CSA buzz is about in the first place?

We hope you will join us (Robyn Calvey of Park Ridge Organics and Jodi Leslie of Oakridge Farms) to learn more about Community Supported Agriculture!

Monday, March 11, 6:30 at the Neenah Public Library.  This event is free to the public and does not require any registration.  Check it out and bring a friend!

Click here for more info about the Suburban Homesteading Series.


Posted 12/13/2012 9:28am by Jodi Schultz.

Winter greetings from Oakridge Farms!  We hope you froze enough strawberries, canned enough tomatoes or have a few squash hanging out in the basment.  Summer fruits and vegetables seem a long way off, but the colorful seed catalogs keep us inspired to try new varieties and plan for next season.

We are very excited to add a CSA to our farm plan! CSA, short for "Community Supported Agriculture", is a unique type of direct farm marketing where we, the farmers, sell you, the members, the seasons crops in advance of the growing season.  Community Supported Agriculture is about building a relationship between our farm and you, our customer. Rather than simply purchasing food, our customers become “members” of our CSA and receive a portion of the farm’s harvest. If you are not familiar with the concept, Local Harvest does a great job of explaining the mutual benefits for the farmer and the consumer. 

We have various types of shares available: weekly share, every other week share and a market share (punch card to be used at farmers markets and farm stands.)  Our web site has many more details about our CSA and sign-up is available online.

If you have any questions about this program or are having trouble signing up online, please contact us via email and we will promptly respond.

Thanks for supporting us and Happy Holidays!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 8/7/2012 11:15pm by Jodi Schultz.

If you have not visited us in a while the farmstand is once again over flowing with fresh produce, grown by us on our farm! Melons, cuucmbers, peppers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, sweet corn, green beans, garlic, honey and more. It is the time of year when you can just pop in to the farmstand or wander around the farmers' market and load up with fresh local veggies!  Not sure what to do with eggplant?  Wonder what makes heirloom tomatoes so special?  Don't hesitate to ask!

We are open at our 125 Cty Rd CB farm stand M-F 9am-6pm and Sa-Su 9am-4pm and our Cty A stand has self-serve sweet corn available daily. Our True Value farmstand is CLOSED for the season.  Additionally you can find us on Saturdays at the Neenah Farm Market (8am-12) and the Appleton Farm Market (8am-12:30)

August means tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!  All of our tomatoes are field grown on our farm and we have serveral varieties available including heirlooms and a rainbow of cherry tomatoes.  We are just beginning to fulfill bulk orders so dust off those canning jars! We also have pickling cucumbers available.

If you are new to canning and food presevation, there is a great FREE opportunity at the Neenah Public Library to learn about canning tomatoes and tomato products. Presented by Winnebago Co. Extension, this is a great resource!

Thanks for supporting us, YOUR local farmers!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/10/2012 6:07am by Jodi Schultz.

Michigan Blueberries will be available today after 10am for $32/10# box or $3.00/pt.  The 10# boxes will be available at our CB stand only as they are best kept in the large walk in cooler.  Sweet, juicy, delicious and easy to freeze!

Pick-your-own raspberries will be offered TODAY, July 10th from 8am-noon, this our last day for picking. The price is $3.00/#.  Please respect our 8am start time, as we need to pick first for our pre-pick sales and that determines which sections are open to the public.

Also, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.



Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541

Posted 7/3/2012 12:57pm by Jodi Schultz.

We were rained out today for picking. I know this was dissappointing for many of you, but we cannot pick raspberries in the rain or when they are wet.  The berries do not hold thier form and disease can be spread through the patch.  The good news is that we finally got some rain AND we will be open for picking on July 4th!

Michigan Blueberries are now available for $32/10# box or $3.00/pt.  The 10# boxes will be available at our CB stand only (or by request to our other stands) as they are best kept in the large walk in cooler.  Sweet, juicy, delicious and easy to freeze!

Pick-your-own raspberries will be offered WEDNESDAY, July 4th from 7am-noon. The price is $3.00/#.  Please respect our 7am start time, as we need to pick first for our pre-pick sales and that determines which sections are open to the public. The crop is limited this year due to frost injury in early spring.

 

**We will be OPEN on Wednesday, July 4th at our CB stand ONLY from 9-1**

Today was a great reminder to call ahead, 725-1541.  Things can change so quickly on the farm and we do not have a way to update the web site from the field...even with our fancy smart phones!

Also, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.



Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541

Posted 6/30/2012 11:13pm by Jodi Schultz.

It does not appear that we can catch a break from the high temperatures and lack of rain.  For us that means A LOT of time spent with the irrigation system, otherwise known as the "irritation" system.  While we are grateful to have irrigation, making rain is expensive: labor, diesel and electricity.  It also results in late nights spent catching up on field work like planting and cultivating, again feeling grateful for tractor lights!  We actually thought we might be able to get some sleep not that strawberry season has ended, I suppose that is what winter is for.

On a much more positive note, we will be offering another one day pick-your-own raspberries on TUESDAY, July 3rd from 7am-noon. The price is $3.00/#.  Please respect our 7am start time, as we need to pick first for our pre-pick sales and that determines which sections are open to the public. The crop is limited this year due to frost injury in early spring.

Just a few tips for raspberry picking.  Long sleeves and a good dose of bug spray are suggested, raspberry canes do have thorns and the mosquitos are hungry!  Ice cream buckets or the like work great when tied around your waist or attached to a belt, that way you can use both hands to pick.  We do provide picking containers.  Raspberry picking is a bit more time consuming than strawberry picking (berries are smaller!) and it may not be suitable for very young children.  All ages are welcome of course, it is just a consideration!

Hours for our farm stands have been inconsistent as we struggle with having enough berries to meet demand and trying to keep our produce (and staff) from melting in the hot afternoons.  It can be difficult to maintain the quality of our produce at Krueger's and Cty A when the temperatures reach the high 80's. 

The hours at our CB farm stand are consistent as that stand is located on the farm and of course has the benefit of refrigeration!  Feel free to call 725-1541 for the most current info or check the web site for a daily update.


Also, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.

Thank you for your continued support of local agriculture, it truly does make a difference in our community and beyond! 



Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541

Posted 6/25/2012 1:16pm by Jodi Schultz.
We will be offering pick-your-own raspberries on TUESDAY, June 26th from 8am-1pm. The price is $3.00/#.  Please respect our 8am start time, as we need to pick first for our pre-pick sales and that determines which sections are open to the public. The crop is limited this year due to frost injury in early spring.

Just a few tips for raspberry picking.  Long sleeves and a good dose of bug spray are suggested, raspberry canes do have thorns and the mosquitos are hungry!  Ice cream buckets or the like work great when tied around your waist or attached to a belt, that way you can use both hands to pick.  We do provide picking containers.  Raspberry picking is a bit more time consuming than strawberry picking (berries are smaller!) and it may not be suitable for very young children.  All ages are welcome of course, it is just a consideration!

Also, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.

Thank you for your continued support of local agriculture, it truly does make a difference in our community and beyond! 



Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541
Posted 6/22/2012 9:04pm by Jodi Schultz.

Thank you all for another terrific strawberry season!  All things considered it was a success and we are grateful for your support and feedback. Pick-your-own strawberries are now over.  We may offer another one day pick-your-own raspberry event but that is not yet determined.

This weekend we will have the last of the strawberries as well as raspberries, radishes, broccoli, Michigan sweet cherries and honey.

We are experiencing the effects of the severe drought of May and early June and are entering a period of vegetables in short supply.  Several of our crops on unirrigated land were almost a complete failure (peas for example, so sad!).  We are having a very difficult time keeping our daily farm stands open because we simply do not have enough to sell.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this growing season lull.

Our 125 Cty Rd CB is open M-F 9am-6pm and Sa-Su 9am-4pm and will be the ONLY stand open during this time.

Krueger's True Value and Cty Rd A farm stands will be closed until further notice, we will definitely reopen as soon as we can!

For the most current updates, please call 725-1541.  We do our best to answer each call during business hours!  Things can change so quickly on the farm and harvest times are greatly impacted by the weather.

 

Oakridge Farms

Posted 6/19/2012 3:05pm by Jodi Schultz.
We will be offering pick-your-own raspberries on Wednesday, June 20th starting at 7am until picked out.  The price is $3.00/#.  The crop is limited this year due to frost injury in early spring.

Just a few tips for raspberry picking.  Long sleeves and a good dose of bug spray are suggested, raspberry canes do have thorns and the mosquitos are hungry!  Ice cream buckets or the like work great when tied around your waist or attached to a belt, that way you can use both hands to pick.  We do provide picking containers.  Raspberry picking is a bit more time consuming than strawberry picking (berries are smaller!) and it may not be suitable for very young children.  All ages are welcome of course, its just a consideration!

Also, Oakridge Farms does not accept credit or debit, cash or check only please.

Thank you for your continued support of local agriculture, it truly does make a difference in our community and beyond! 



Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541