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Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Person

As farmers Kyle and I spend a good chuck of time outside, so having gear that protects us from the elements and makes our jobs easier is always a plus! Here are a few of our recommendations.... Men Recommendations: Carhart Insulated Flannels These are insulted and make the best covering to throw over a sweatshirt in the winter. Kyle wears these to work almost everyday in the winter, and they have held up great to anything he faces in the farm machinery shop. Give’r Gloves These leather gloves come insulated and are great for working outside in the cold.  You an get the gloves personalized and waxed coated! Snow Boots Amazon Kyle is an avid snowmobiler and needed new boots...

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Gift Guide for the Gardener in Your Life

Before I started Barn Blooms I was an avid gardener. I love the peace that comes from working with your hands and seeing the fruit of your labors. I also am a planner, and start my Christmas shopping in August, so this week I thought I would share a gift guide for the gardener in your life! Duluth Trading Waterproof Pants If you work in the garden, or outside for that matter, you know that things can get muddy and wet. This time of year, at the farm I am sitting on the ground planting seedlings and bulbs, and having dry clothes is a MUST. So, for my first must-have recommend it is the Duluth Trading Waterproof Pants. For my...

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All About Dahlias!

Dahlia Growing Dahlias are the queen of the garden from Mid-August until frost in the Northeast. There are thousands of dahlia varieties in almost every color you can imagine. They are tricky to grow and need to be dug up in the fall, but they are worth the extra work for some of the prettiest flowers in your garden! Getting Started with Dahlias Dahlias are not produced from seed, but from a tuber or root that is divided and planted. It is very similar to how potatoes are grown. The root of the plant is what produces next years flowers. The tubers are dug up, washed, and divided. If they are not divided, the tubers get too large and do...

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2022 Bouquet Subscription Sneak Preview

2022 Bouquet Subscription Options In 2021 I started a bouquet subscription membership, and with the success of the program I have decided to add a few new options for 2022, as well as an expanded delivery area. E-mail subscribers will get early access to the subscription options to ensure that they can get all the flowers their heart desires in 2022! About the Program: Are you not available when the flower stand is open? Are you a busy mom and cannot drive down to the stand? Are you looking for a gift for the person who has everything? Barn Blooms has you covered. The bouquet subscription program allows you to prepay for your flowers and you have the option to...

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Homemade Apple Sauce

It is officially apple season at the farm. Picking started just before Labor Day and from here on out the farm will pick apples until Mid-November every day. Thousands of bins will be picked over the course of the next few months and these apples will be shipped all around the country. Although our farm focuses on wholesaling fruit to stores, you are in luck because Wayne County is the second largest apple producing county in the nation, and lots of farms sell direct to consumers. I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes to make with fresh apples that is quick and easy, apple sauce! Here is what you need: 8 apples, any kind. I do not suggest...

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