Cucumbers and Pickles

Cucumbers and Pickles

We grow nearly an acre of cucumbers, totaling some 4000 cucumber plants of a variety that we believe performs the best in our terrain. Cucumbers and pickles are very intensive crops because they don’t produce for a long time, requiring us to plant eight different plantings beginning around April 27 and usually going to July 10th. We only pick a given patch of cucumbers for 2-3 weeks, so we try to stage them in order to have a steady supply all summer long. They are picked every day to ensure optimal ripeness and crispy freshness.

We raise about the same amount of pickling cucumber plants, and offer two sizes: extra small for gherkin-sized pickles, and a slightly larger size, dill pickle size. Offered by the half-bushel box for making pickles. 

It’s important to remember that pickles are a hot weather crop and perform best in July and August, and are one of the first crops for canning. By September their season is closing when most people think about harvesting and putting up crops like tomatoes and peppers. So if you’re planning on pickling, come out to our Farm Stand in mid summer!

Find our cucumbers and pickling cucumbers at our Farm Stand, and our other retail locations.