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Posted 8/22/2011 10:55am by Jodi Schultz.
The dog days of summer are here and we are wishing we had an outdoor kitchen once again to process all our our lovely vegetables!  Our tomato crop is coming on strong and we have bulk quantaties available for as low as $1.00/#

10# boxes/$15 per box

1/2 bushel /$25

full bushel/$50

It's time to dust off your canning jars and start stocking up for winter!  The possibilities are endless with tomatoes - sauce, salsa, whole tomatoes, juice - you name it!  If canning seems too time consuming or a little intimidating, whole tomatoes and salsa freeze very well and many of our customers say they prefer the flavor. 

Please see our web site for food preservation resources or click here for info on freezing tomatoes.

Call 725-1541 to place an order and tell us when you would like to pick it up, or you can just come by and we will put the box together for you!

The farmstands are full with our farm fresh produce and if you haven't tried our melons yet, you are missing out!

Thanks for supporting us!
Oakridge Farms
Posted 8/9/2011 9:34pm by Jodi Schultz.

If you have not visited us in a while the farmstands are once again over flowing with fresh produce!  We have sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, yellow beans, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash, basil, beets, carrots and garlic (yes we did grow garlic this year!), as well Michigan blueberries.

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 about 1-2 weeks away from fulfulling bulk orders for tomatoes, we will keep you updated as the supply increases. "Not-quite-perfect" tomatoes are available at the farm for a reduced price of only $.50/#  This is a great deal for making fresh salsa or grabbing a ready to eat tomato.

We also wanted to tell you about a great FREE oppurtunity at the Neenah Public Library to learn about keeping the harvest.  "Food Preservation" with Christine Kniep, UW Extension Family Living Education. Monday, August 15 @ 6:30 p.m. Learn to can, freeze & dehydrate fresh fruits & vegetables!

Our Cty A farm stand has been open for self service only with limited veggies, but will be fully stocked again beginning tomorrow!

Potatoes, melons, peppers and onions are coming soon!

Thanks for supporting us, YOUR local farmers!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 8/3/2011 8:30pm by Jodi Schultz.

Sweet Corn season is here! 

Oakridge Farms has sweet corn available daily for $4.50/dozen, picked fresh from our fields everyday! We also have cucumbers, green beans, summer squash, beets and honey.  Tomotoes are coming sloooowly, but before you know we will be dusting of those canning jars.  We grow too many variaties of tomatoes to list so get ready to taste test and show your friends the "funny" looking tomatoes you picked up at the farm stand.

Michigan bluberries can be purchased in a 10# box for $30.00.  They are very easy and economical to freeze and enjoy our of season. Swing by the CB farmstand or call 725-1541 to have a box put on hold for you.

We now have  pickling cucumbers available!  16.00/half bushel, 32.00/bushel.  Please call 725-1541 or talk to our friendly staff in person.  Please specify small (4 inches or less) or large (4+ inches) and when you would prefer to them up and we will put together your order. Pickling cucumbers keep best in our large cooler which is why we prefer a preorder system!

We are seeing a disheartening trend at many of our farmers' markets, an increased amount of produce being purchased from other areas of the country and resold by vendors. We value farmers' markets as a way to directly connect consumers with producers, to provide the freshest produce possible grown as close to home as possible and to share the joys and challenges of farming in Northeast Wisconsin. If locally grown food is why you shop at a farmers' markets, we encourage you to ask questions and learn about what is truly in season when. In other words....know your farmer, know your food!

Thanks for your continued support!
Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/26/2011 7:29pm by Jodi Schultz.

Sweet Corn season is here! 

Oakridge Farms has sweet corn available daily for $4.50/dozen, picked fresh from our fields everyday! We also take bulk orders, so throw a party!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 27th) is the LAST DAY for raspberry picking, we are open 8-1pm for picking.

Green beans, yellow wax bean, cucumbers, beets, sugar snap peas, summer squash and basil are now available.  We grow many heirloom varieties of vegetables, they may look a little different but the flavors are outstanding!

Michigan bluberries can be purchased in a 10# box for $30.00.  They are very easy and economical to freeze and enjoy our of season. Swing by the CB farmstand or call 725-1541 to have a box put on hold for you.

We now have  pickling cucumbers available!  16.00/half bushel, 32.00/bushel.  Please call 725-1541 or talk to our friendly staff in person.  Please specify small (4 inches or less) or large (4+ inches) and when you would prefer to them up and we will put together your order. Pickling cucumbers keep best in our large cooler which is why we prefer a preorder system!

Tomatoes are coming soon, we can't wait either!

For detailed information about where to find us daily visit our web site.

Thanks for your continued support!
Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/20/2011 11:47pm by Jodi Schultz.

Believe it or not, Sweet Corn season is here!  Our corn is grown right here in Neenah and picked fresh EVERY morning.

Our farmstands are starting to overflow with produce....green beans, yellow beans, kohlrabi, shell peas, snap peas, sweet corn and beets are ready.  For a sweet treat enjoy our own raspberries, Michigan blueberries and Washington cherries.  Don't forget about our honey, available in many different size containers from small honey bears to gallon jars.

Pick-your-own raspberries will begin again on SATURDAY, JULY 23rd and begin at 8am.  Please call ahead on the day you plan to pick, as crop availability and weather conditions will impact picking hours, 725-1541.  Raspberries are a very sensitive crop!  The price is $3.00/#

Michigan bluberries can be purchased by 10# for $30.00.  They are very easy and economical to freeze and enjoy our of season.


Thanks for your continued support!
Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/17/2011 9:15pm by Jodi Schultz.

We will be open for PYO raspberries on Monday, July 18th from 8am-12pm only, trying to beat the heat!  The price is $3.00/#. Picking for the rest of the week is TBD, please call ahead for availability 725-1541.

Keep in mind this weekend's forecast looks very hot and possible stormy, both of which will likely impact open picking hours.  When the temperatures are in the 90's we use the irrigation system to cool down the berries and need to  water them in short intervals.  In addition, it is also a safety issue to have our staff and customers picking in extreme heat.  Just rememeber to call ahead!

There are plenty of items to choose from at our farm stands and pre-picked raspberries are available every day! Our own green beans, yellow beans, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, shell peas, beets, raspberries and honey.  In addition we have Michigan blueberries, Georgia peaches and Washington cherries.  This time of year we purchase just a few fruits that are difficult to grow in our area and to have a few extras at our farmstands as we sometimes experience a lull in plantings.

Our first SWEET CORN will be available very soon, so exciting!  We are sampling ears every day and trying to prepare our backs for picking corn and lifting corn bags.....eating sweet corn in the field makes up for the heavy lifting.

Thank you for your support!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/15/2011 12:23am by Jodi Schultz.

We will open for PYO raspberries on Saturday, July 16th at 8am!  The price is $3.00/#.  If you plan to come after 12pm, please call ahead for conditions and availability, 725-1541.

Keep in mind this weekend's forecast looks very hot and possible stormy, both of which will likely impact open picking hours.  When the temperatures are in the 90's we use the irrigation system to cool down the berries and need to  water them in short intervals.  In addition, it is also a safety issue to have our staff and customers picking in extreme heat.  Just rememeber to call ahead!

Raspberry picking is a wonderful oppurtunity and the berry crop looks and tastes great this year.  It has been our experience that young children may enjoy eating the berries but not always the picking; raspberries do have thorns and the picking is much more time consuming than strawberries.  The patch is also quite thick and many children tend to loose interest in a hurry!  Please keep this in mind when planning your berry picking outing, we want this to be a safe and enjoyable time for all of our customers.

There are plenty of items to choose from at our farm stands and pre-picked raspberries are available every day! Green beans, yellow beans, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, shell peas, radishes, beets, raspberries and Michigan blueberries are available at our stands.  Sweet corn is only about 1 week from harvest!  Everything that we sell is grown by us on our farm (except the Michigan blueberries, of course) using sustainable methods of farming.

In addition to our daily farm stands, we are also at several farmers' markets! Please visit us On Broadway (Green Bay) Wednesdays from 3-8pm,  the Menasha farmers' market Thursdays 2-6pm, the Appleton farmers' market on Saturday 8am-12:30pm or the Green Bay farmers' market on Saturday 7am-12pm.

Thank you for your support!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/12/2011 11:48pm by Jodi Schultz.

We have gotten an incredible turn out for PYO raspberries and we have found ourselves "picked out"; we will be CLOSED for PYO on Wednesday, July 13th.

This weekend's forecast looks very hot which will likely impact open picking hours.  When the temperatures are in the 90's we use the irrigation system to cool down the berries and need to  water them in short intervals.  In addition, it is also a safety issue to have our staff and customers picking in extreme heat. 

In general, PYO raspberries is offered Saturday-Wednesdays 8am-3pm and we hope to pick for 3 weeks total.  However, picking conditions are subject to change daily so always call ahead, 725-1541 before heading to the farm to pick.
 
There are plenty of items to choose from at our farm stands and pre-picked raspberries are available every day! Green beans, yellow beans, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, shell peas, radishes, raspberries and Michigan blueberries are available at our stands.

In addition to our daily farm stands, we are also at several farmers' markets! Please visit us On Broadway (Green Bay) Wednesdays from 3-8pm,  the Menasha farmers' market Thursdays 2-6pm, the Appleton farmers' market on Saturday 8am-12:30pm or the Green Bay farmers' market on Saturday 7am-12pm.

Thank you for your support!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/5/2011 8:02pm by Jodi Schultz.
It's not too late to pick your own strawberries, but the end is near!  We hope to offer picking until Thursday or Friday, but we are taking things day by day.  Please call ahead to confirm that we are still picking, before making the trip.  The price has been reduced to $1.00/#. We will begin at 7am!

There are plenty of beautiful berries in the field, but end of season picking is more time consuming and berry size is smaller.  The wagons will run based on the # of people picking.  If a wagon ride is an important part of a visit to the farm, please call ahead!

At our farmstands we have strawberries, radishes, sugar snap peas, lettuce, kohlrabi and honey.  Raspberries, green beans and the next planting of shell peas will be available by the end of the week.

A starting date for PYO raspberries has NOT been determined. The price will be $3.00/#.  In general, picking will be available Saturday-Wednesday 8am-3pm for raspberries.  Unlike strawberries, we do NOT pick in the rain  and we do get "picked out".   Raspberries are a more sensitive crop than strawberries, so picking days and times are subject to change.  Additionally, please respect our 8am start time; it is important for us to get our pre-picked berry amounts fulfilled before opening for PYO.  You've heard it before, call ahead!

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

We have had such a successful strawberry season so far and love meeting new customers and seeing familiar faces!

Oakridge Farms
(920)725-1541
Posted 5/31/2011 11:03pm by Jodi Schultz.
Warm weather has finally arrived, but fruits and vegetables have a lot of catching up to do after a cool, wet spring. Several Farmers' Markets begin this week and that is always a sure sign that summer is coming soon!  We added two new markets to our schedule this year, below is a list of the markets we participate in and when they begin:

June 1st-Sustain Greenville Farmers' Market, Wednesdays, 3pm-7pm, Lions Park on Hwy 76

June 1st-Farmers' Market on Broadway, Green Bay, Wednesdays 3pm-8pm

June 4th-Downtown Green Bay, Saturdays, 7pm-12pm

June 9th-Menasha Fresh Market, Thursdays, 2pm-6pm, Main St along the Marina

June 18th-Appleton Downtown Farm Market, Saturdays, 8am-12:30pm, College Ave from Appleton St to Durkee St


You will recieve an email updates as soon as we have more information about our strawberry season, don't worry!  The fields are loaded with blossoms so we are still weeks away from enjoying ripe red berries.  We are as eager as you are, but some things are out of our control and we kind of like it that way!

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!
Oakridge Farms