Harold and Audrey Golomb, the owners of Golomb’s Farm and Greenhouse in Plains Township, have been coming to the Pittston City Farmers Market since its inception in the 1970s. The family’s farm has been in existence since 1913.
Golomb’s offers just about every vegetable imaginable. The farm is located on McCullough Road and consists of 54 acres and greenhouses near the Susquehanna River.
The Pittston City Farmers Market is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday, and each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature a vendor from the market.
Question: What do you grow?
Golomb’s Farm and Greenhouse: A large variety of vegetables and melons.
Q: When in the year does your planting season start?
G: In January we begin planting onion seeds in the greenhouses.
Q: What is the best part of being a farmer?
G: Working outdoors and the challenging conditions put forth by Mother Nature.
Q: What is the hardest obstacle of farming?
G: The negatives that occur in the above answer.
Q: Any advice to the amateur gardener?
G: Be patient! Expect some setbacks and keep trying.
Q: How did the weather affect your crops this year?
G: It is still early and the results are mixed. Certain items such as tomatoes and melons are doing well. The early crops — peas, beans, and onions — have struggled because of the below average rainfall.
Farmers market coordinator Mary Angelella contributed to this report. Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or email [email protected]