June 28, 2016

Picking Raspberries

Here at my farm, it's time to harvest those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries - one of the most popular berries in the United States.

I grow red, black and golden raspberries, and the right time for picking is early summer when the fruits are vivid in color, and ready to fall off their stems. Although they are best eaten raw, raspberries are used in a variety of ways - as ingredients in jams and jellies, pies and tarts, or juices and herbal teas.

Here are some photos - enjoy.

 

June 27, 2016

Take Your Dog to Work Day

It’s a day that’s “gone to the dogs”.

Last week, many of our employees and their dogs participated in Take Your Dog to Work Day. Created by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog to Work Day is held annually on the first Friday after Father’s Day. It celebrates companion dogs and encourages adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. It’s also a day to promote the importance of the human-animal bond, and to foster support for neighborhood pet communities.

To help celebrate the occasion, a number of dogs accompanied their pet guardians to work, and posed in photos with some of the newest products from my Martha Stewart Pets line exclusively at PetSmart. Employees also enjoyed using our photo booth made with flowers from Martha Stewart Crafts®.

Here are some photos.

June 25, 2016

A June Garden Tour at Cantitoe Corners

There is so much growing and blooming at the farm - it's a perfect time for a garden tour.

As many of you know, every now and then, I agree to small, guided walks around my property. The most recent group included members from our neighboring Katonah Elementary School and winners from a Macy's charity raffle. Unfortunately, because of my busy travel and work schedule, I am not always able to lead these tours myself, but they all had a very thorough and enjoyable visit with my head gardener, Ryan McCallister.

Here are some pictures of what they saw - enjoy them.