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Posted 5/14/2011 10:29pm by Jodi Schultz.

Asparagus is in....finally! 

Our farm stand at 125 Cty Rd CB is now open for self-service, hours are roughly 10am-7pm. We will also have a limited supply of our pasture-fed chicken and duck eggs.  Asparagus is $3.25/bunch (slighty over 1 lb.) and eggs are $3.25/dozen.  We do accept checks.

We are very busy planting and tending to our strawberries! This is a stressful period for strawberry farmers as blossoms are forming on the plants and frost is predicted for the next 2-3 nights.  This means sleepless nights as we monitor temperatures and prepare to run frost control if the temperatures approach 32 degrees.

Strawberry season begins in mid-June and we will keep you posted as produce becomes available.

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 4/27/2011 8:12pm by Jodi Schultz.
We are anxiously awaiting for our fields to dry out and the temperatures to warm up!  The asparagus is just beginning to pop out of the ground and before we know it things will get very busy on the farm.

Please take a moment to fill our a very short survey about Oakridge Farms, we really value your feedback.

Follow the link below to take the survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YWCS5RS


Think sunshine!
Oakridge Farms
Posted 3/19/2011 11:47am by Jodi Leslie.

It's officially mud season on the farm and we have made it through another Wisconsin winter!  The chickens, ducks and geese are happily foraging for whatever they might find in the compost and old leaf piles.  We welcomed a baby goose this week which was very exciting!  If the hens are as patient as the mother goose, we will also have chicks in a few weeks.

Oakridge Farms is currently accepting applications for employment.  Employment will begin in June.  If you enjoy working outside, have a positive attitude and are passionate about fresh fruits and vegetables, this may be the job for you!  Positions range from 20-40/week and a flexible schedule is helpful.  Please contact us for more information and to request an application.

Posted 8/19/2010 9:10pm by Jodi Schultz.
The season is slowing down a bit on our end, but the farmstand is literally over flowing with our own produce.  If the lunch packing season (new school year) is coming up for you consider green beans, cherry tomatoes or watermelon for your menu.  The school lunch programs we supply tell us that kids will try all sorts of vegetables with a little ranch dip!
 
With a little extra time on our hands, we have tomatoes canned and frozen, dilly beans canned and salsa on the to do list.  How about you?

Our tomato crop is coming on strong and we have bulk quantaties available for as low as $1.00/#
10# boxes/$12 per box and 25# boxes/$25 per box

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

Our farmstands in Neenah and Greenville are now closed, but we are still OPEN on the farm, 7 days a week and will be through pumpkin season!


Thanks for supporting us!
Oakridge Farms
Posted 8/9/2010 5:18pm 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/$12 per box

25# boxes/$25 per box

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!

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 8/5/2010 9:48pm by Jodi Schultz.

August on the farm means lots of heavy lifting as we harvest delicious watermelon, muskmelon
 and, of course, sweet corn! 

August also 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 $1.25/#  This is a great deal for making fresh salsa or grabbing a ready to eat tomato.

Green beans, eggplant, onions and savoy cabbage are ready too!

Thanks for supporting us, YOUR local farmers!

Oakridge Farms

Posted 7/16/2010 1:11pm by Jodi Schultz.

Sweet Corn season is here! 

Oakridge Farms has sweet corn available daily for $4.00/dozen.  We also take bulk orders, so throw a party! For 10 dozen or more, the price is $3.50/dozen

Green beans, yellow wax bean, brocolli, kohlrabi, cucumbers, beets, carrots, summer squash, basil and even a few tomatoes (they are coming along!) 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.  Call 725-1541 to have a box put on hold for you.

We are now taking orders for pickling cucumbers!  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 like to pick them up and we will put together your order. Pickling cucmbers keep best in our large cooler which is why we prefer a preorder system!

For detailed information about where to find us daily visit our web site.  Please keep in mind that in this heat, the largest selection of produce is available at our CB location, where we have refrigeration.

Thanks for your continued support!
Oakridge Farms

Posted 6/11/2010 9:37pm by Jodi Schultz.

Strawberries are abundant at Oakridge Farms!  We cannot stress to you enough how beautiful the crop is this year and before you know it the season will be ending.  In other words, don't wait! 

Yes it has been rainy but don't be afraid of a few puddles, that is what rubber boots are for!  The perimeter of the fields are a little muddy, but in the rows it is just fine. 

PICK-YOUR-OWN strawberries opens EVERYDAY at 7am.  The first wagon to take you to the strawberry field will leave at 7am sharp and the wagons run continuously throughout the day. The cost is $1.35/#.  Please remember we DO NOT accept debit or credit cards, we glady accept cash or check!

We will pick regardless of the rain, we will only stop if there is lightning, for safety reasons of course.

We also have plenty of pre-picked berries available for $4.00/qt and $30.00/flat.  Additionally, we offer "day-old" berries at half price, this is a great economical option for making jam or processing berries.

Add strawberry picking to your weekend plans and we will see you in the field!

www.oakridgeberries.com

920-725-1541

Posted 6/9/2010 4:29pm by Jodi Leslie.

Make hay while the sun shines and pick berries when the berries are ripe!  The season is short and sweet and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to pick at our farm.

We have extended our picking hours until 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

See you in the field!

Posted 6/6/2010 7:39pm by Jodi Leslie.

We are!  Pick-your-own will begin on Monday, June 7th at 7am and we will pick everyday until the season ends.  We also offer pre-picked berries daily.  Please visit the PYO section of the web site for more information.  See you in the field!