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Farm Happenings for November 16, 2021

Posted on November 12th, 2021 by John Zilnicki

We are halfway through November! Crazy I know!  We washed, graded, packaged, and shipped out about 40,000lbs of potatoes this week, mostly into NYC.  That was a good, busy week for us, and we need to see more weeks like this before farmer Jackie has her baby and my wife has hers!  

So, with the rising costs of fuel, and all other things in life, the cost of freight to truck produce off Long Island has been slowed down to a grinding halt.  Mix in rising cost of fertilizers for next year (at least 160% increase in nitrogen) in one year, huge increases in expenses and low returns, have put Long Island farmers in a tough spot.  I hate to say it, but the only farms that may be left on Long Island in 5 years are SOD farms, Solar, and small micro farms.  I consider myself highly optimistic but the road ahead is the bumpiest we have ever scene.  The only way we stay going is through your support and business!  I can not thank you enough from the bottom of my heart!

Your Farmer,