[Market-farming] Ginger - anyone else get shorted on their order?

pech pech9 at rocketmail.com
Sun Mar 3 16:15:35 EST 2013

I'm only getting 3 pounds out of 15..... luckily, (I hope) I saved my seed pieces from last year and they all look good and feel solid...I'm going to try and start them again...

Have Fun
Goshen KY

 From: Road's End Farm <organic87 at frontiernet.net>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org> 
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 2:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Ginger - anyone else get shorted on their order?

It's my impression that rather than cutting some people out entirely they're instead going to short everybody.

I was shorted a much smaller percentage, but I'd only put in a very small experimental order: I ordered 5 pounds and have been notified I'll be getting three. Maybe that's the minimum they're cutting people down to; or maybe the percentage varies with the variety -- I ordered the Yellow Hawaiian as that was the only ginger left by the time I placed the order, although it had only been two days since they'd opened orders.

Last year I couldn't get any at all and tried buying organic ginger at an area grocery; almost none of it germinated, and what did germinate produced only a very small crop, though I don't know whether that had to do with the variety (I have no idea what variety it was) or with the growing conditions.

-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale

On Mar 3, 2013, at 1:34 PM, Richard Stewart wrote:

We are getting less than 25% of entire ginger order this year.
>Anyone else get shorted?
>Puna Organics/East Branch Ginger
>Going to try some germination tests with the store bought stuff and see what happens.
>Richard Stewart
>Carriage House Farm
>North Bend, Ohio

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