Produce Sales to the General Public
FALL, WINTER & SPRING: Here in South Florida, most of the annual vegetables that people typically want to eat, grow best from late September through April/early May. We start planting our fall crops in late September and generally will not have vegetables or herbs ready until early November. Not all crops are planted at the same time and not all crops are ready at the same time. Mother Nature ALWAYS dictates! The following is a list of vegetables and herbs typically grown at Shadowood. Each season we grow multiple types of each item listed and always try to grow heirloom and/or unusual varieties:
Beans, Beets, Broccolis, Cabbages, Carrots, Cauliflowers, Chards, Collards, Cucumbers, Eggplants, Fennel, Asian Greens, Kales, Kohlrabis, Lettuces, Scallions, Peas, Peppers, Radishes, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips, Herbs.
our 9th season of gardening is certified organic!
Though we’ve always grown using organic practices, this October our devotion to organic agriculture became official and we received our Organic Certification from the USDA. We are one of two Certified Organic growers in Martin County (Lakeside Ranch of Indiantown is the other)and the only Certified Organic grower headquartered in Martin County (USDA records show Lakeside’s location as Palm Beach county).
Our 9th season of collective gardening has been the most perplexing growing adventure ever. We’ll spare you the long, winding details and simplify things by saying that for a full eight weeks the fire ants and the moles created total chaos in Garden #1 (our largest production garden area where we grow food to sell). We’d plant a crop. They’d destroy it within 24 hours. We attempt to solve the problem, but they kept coming back. This theme was repeated five times and it wasn’t until early November that we started to see some real progress.
Because our crops have been so limited this season, combined with the lack of steady support for our market days last season, we have kept our public hours to a minimum. Our current produce sale days here at the farm are Friday afternoons from 2:30-5:30PM, as well as Saturdays from 10AM until 1PM. Some of our produce is also available at Palm City Farms Produce and Market on the corner of SW Martin Hwy and Citrus Blvd in Palm City. They are open 7 days a week. We will also be selling our produce at the Stuart Green Market on Sundays as of December 9th, 2018. To see what we have available each week, be sure to follow us on Facebook.
SUMMER MONTHS: Some local farmers and home gardeners plant and enjoy more tropical veggies during the summer months. From May through early September at Shadowood, we say a sad "goodbye" to our annual veggies and focus our energy on things that both re-nourish and rest the soil in our garden beds.
Because we are constantly expanding our perennial, agroforestry areas on the farm, should any tropical fruits become available over the summer months, we will advise when and where you can purchase these items.