October 11, 2014 by nobleowlpopcorn
Good news, popcorn lovers! Today we went to Noble Owl headquarters in Markesan, Wisconsin and picked the first batch of popcorn for 2014!
The first of our popcorn varieties that was ready to be picked was our Pitch Black
popcorn. Not only were we excited to get picking, but we were excited to use a new piece of equipment we obtained during the off-season, a New Idea one row corn picker. This means we no longer have to pick popcorn by hand…yay!
In just under four hours (thanks to some help from some of our family members) we were able to pick our Pitch Black popcorn and bag it for drying. The black popcorn we picked today is roughly half of all of the popcorn we picked last year, so we’re really excited to have equipment to make things easier for us.
For right now, the Pitch Black popcorn is drying out until it’s ready to be shelled and we’re waiting to hear back from Noble Owl headquarters as to when our other popcorn varieties are ready to be picked! As always, stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.
Check out a few photos from today’s harvest!
We’re looking forward to picking more so we have plenty of popcorn to bring to our farmers market booth starting in January. Thanks for the support!
-Molly & Austin