February Scenes at Stout Oak Farm

By: Julia Holup, Assistant Farm Manager Success in farming takes careful planning. In the winter, while the crops are at rest, the farmers are at work:  Noses in books. Eyes on excel sheets. Hands on keyboards, tap-tapping away at annual reports and year-end analyses. There are binders full of colorful tabs, notes in black pen […]

this week in the greenhouse

Everything is germinating! Pea shoots for Three River Farmers Alliance restaurant deliveries   Julia and Javi in the greenhouse. Yes, that’s a microscope (for looking at microorganisms in our compost). Double decker growing in the Little House!  Conor and Javi built these nice new greenhouse tables while we were waiting for the snow to melt.

winter greens update

This week and next, we’re harvesting spinach and baby lettuce from our unheated hoophouse for Seacoast Eat Local‘s Winter Farmers’ Markets on December 6th and December 13th! Inside our larger hoophouse, we keep the temperature slightly above freezing through mid-December.  What’s growing in there right now?  Micro greens, radish shoots, and pea shoots for local […]

is it spring yet?

The greenhouse is definitely the nicest, warmest place on the farm this week.  We’ve crammed as many plants as possible into this space, which is thankfully heated at night to protect our more tender plants.  A second hoophouse is under construction, and can’t be done soon enough! We are growing more plants than ever this […]