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Thanksgiving Special

posted Nov 23, 2011, 4:59 PM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Nov 24, 2011, 6:15 PM ]

thanksgiving special offer on firewood delivery

 Our Thanksgiving Gift to Share with You, Free Delivery of Firewood!

We are fortunate at Surin Farms to experience the beauty and gifts from Mother Earth and Nature regularly. As we celebrate the Thanksgiving season, we recognize that we are thankful for you, our customers, who choose to share the gifts of nature with us.

In honor of your relationship and support of our efforts, we are pleased to announce that in celebration of Thanksgiving,all firewood orders of 1/3 cord or more will be delivered free of charge for the remainder of November!  With the cost of fuel and transportation, we hope you will accept this gift of our thanks to you. We have made many friends, and shared natures beauty and nourishment with many. Thank you.

Please place your order before the end of November to receive the free delivery. Orders may be delivered after December 1st, but must be placed during the Thanksgiving Season. Cheers to all who share with our family.

Heat Up Your Honey with Fire Wood from Surin Farms

posted Sep 18, 2011, 8:08 PM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Nov 7, 2011, 1:18 PM ]

firewood for sale, delivery or pick-up
High quality split firewood is now available from Surin Farms.  Let Frank and Bob do the work for you, so you have more time to cuddle up by the fire with your sweetie!

The Corn is Dead, Long Live the Melons and Squash

posted Sep 12, 2011, 5:56 AM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Nov 20, 2011, 11:43 AM by Frank Anderson ]

melons squash zebulon
Last weekend marked the end of the sweet corn season at Surin Farms.  This annual tragedy was accompanied by wide spread wailing and hand wringing.  Luckily, our melons are especially prolific and the squash will be arriving this week.  Perhaps its sweet flesh will sooth our bleeding souls. 
On a warmish day in October, Zebulon, the resident wizard at Surin Farms, pronounced that there would be a major freeze that very night.  Looking at the lovely day, Frank was disinclined to believe Zebulon, yet he persisted.  Surin Farms is located in a beautiful valley, locally known as Bear Valley, and due to the rolling low position of the fields, occasionally freezes when the rest of the surrounding area does not.  There is no benefit in having a resident Wizard if you ignore him, so Frank spent the remainder of the day and into the night picking all of the exposed squash, pumpkins and melons.  Zebulon's connection with Mother Nature (Mom), was confirmed as the entire set of fields dedicated to vegetable froze hard that night.

Avalon Lovers Alert

posted Sep 4, 2011, 8:32 AM by Frank Anderson

Wasn't Saturday morning's market fun?  Nothing like a good drenching by Mother Nature.
Contrary to plan, our second planting of Avalon white sweet corn wasn't ripe.  It will be ready this week and available for sale at both the Wednesday and Saturday Rochester Farmer's Markets.  Last picking of the year!  Don't miss it!

Sweet Corn - Guaranteed by Mother Nature and the Goddess of Bear Valley

posted Aug 25, 2011, 1:37 PM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Nov 20, 2011, 11:17 AM by Frank Anderson ]

Here at Surin Farms we recognize with gratefulness the real magic and miracles that culminate in the presentation of vegetables and fruit of such excellence, taste, and quality as to humble our efforts to do our part.  This year, the weather has presented a few obstacles, but has also contributed to the exceptional producsstion of fresh produce that holds its sweetness and has generated a cornucopia of tastes, textures, and exceptional flavors.  The Sweet Corn coming in this week, avaliable at the Rochester Downtown Farmers' Market and by special order (507-753-2651);  By working together, we can deliver the awesome flavor you have come to expect from Surin Farms virtually any day of the week.  Regrettably, special delivery orders must meet some generous standard amounts.  Late last night, at about 1:30 a.m., Mother Nature escorted me to inspect the second field of Sweetest Corn.   Look for :
    Triumph - a 77 day synergistic bi-color sweet corn with large, full ears, with each kernel filled with the exceptional taste that only a Goddess can create.
     Avalon - an all-white synergistic that changed the world's opinion of white corn.  Tender, full, sweet, and downright delicious.  Grandma's dentures themselves will celebrate joyfully.
     Sweet and Tender 274 - a large, heavy bi-color packed with flavoer and sweetness.  Excellent yield for freezing for later dining pleasure.
     Sweet and Tender 276 -  also a large bi-color, packed with sugars and flavor.  A Surin Farm favorite. 

So whatever your plans, don't forget the sweet corn.  Oh and melons too - did I think to mention to melons?  This weekend and for deliver during the week plan to share some of the finest melons of the land with your friends and family.  Our first Lambkin melons will drive themselves to the market on Saturday, so try to get there early, they don't last too long before driving over to the Mississippi for a quick drink and swim.

Pick your own farm fresh sweet corn

posted Aug 20, 2011, 11:31 AM by Martin Anderson

Want a lot of sweet corn for freezing or canning? Just let us know ahead of time to schedule a time to come to the farm and pick your own sweet corn, or we can have it ready to go, if you prefer.

Corn and Melons Galore at Rochester Farmers Market

posted Aug 19, 2011, 1:41 PM by Frank Anderson

Avalon is in!  This week Surin Farms will have 4 different varieties of sweet corn at the market:  Avalon (white), Triumph (bi-color), 276 (bi-color), and Honey Select (yellow).
Several kinds of refrigerator melons will join the party (both red and yellow), as well as Winter Melon (waxy Asian gourd) and the last of the Aristotle Basil plants.
Sweet corn season has hit full stride.  Come and get it! 

Improve Surin Farms' Sweet Corn? Impossible!

posted Aug 16, 2011, 7:57 PM by Frank Anderson   [ updated Aug 21, 2011, 8:16 AM by Frank Anderson ]

Surin Farms staff and customers have come to  expect that the Surin LIne of Synergsitic Sweet Corns hold Super Sweet sugar contents longer, while bringing refreshing, vibrant taste to the varities  we select to grow each year.  If a corn doen not meet Frank, Martin, John's and even Kodiak and Zebulon's standards for Surin Sweet Corn, it never sees the market.  We have plowed fields under rather than sell them, because although they would bring in much needed funds, we will never knowingly sell  corn that is not the best available to our customers.  It is called mutual trust.  So, what to do?  Read our Sweet Corn Comparison Guide and inform yourself before your next purchase.  You deserve to know what you are buying.
Starting this week at the Rochester Downtown Farmers Market, discriminating taste buds will rejoice to see the fullest range of Surin Farms sweet corn varieties available on a single day.

This Week at the Market

posted Aug 12, 2011, 10:57 AM by Frank Anderson

Come see us Saturday, August 13 at the Rochester Farmer's Market.  We will have: Honey Select sweet corn (the yellow Synergistic which put the corn taste back into sweet corn), 276 Sweet Corn (a bi-color corn which has full plump ears and a sweet tender taste), Winter Melon (an Asian squash with mild white flesh), Aristotole Basil (last chance!), and our first Sweet Beauty Watermelons (an award winner!).

The Return of Corny, errr... CORN MAN!!

posted Aug 7, 2011, 10:23 AM by Frank Anderson

Yes, it is with great fanfare and heralding that The Corn Man returned to Market last Saturday.  He brought with him Trinity, an extra tender early S.E., or at least what was left of it after the raccoons finished their taste test.  It passed.  Which meant that there wasn't much remaining for humans.
But not to fear, Corn Man will continue to persevere.  Next week he will bring you Honey Select, the yellow kernalled Synergistic variety that put the Corn back into Sweet Corn!

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