Rain can’t come soon enough. I know I’m not alone in saying this. I just can’t really think about anything else right now, so I decided to write about it. In early April, the last of snow melted and the ground finally thawed. It hasn’t rained much since. We’ve been planting our spring crops, more […]
mulching and staking tomatoes on a hot, hot day look what Joanne spotted in the herb garden farmhouse dinner of pea pods, napa cabbage, and garlic scapes
mid-May field notes
For those of you who love kale, you’ll be happy to know our big planting of kale is in the ground and growing! Joanne and Jake planted Red Russian, Lacinato, Beedy’s Camden and Rainbow Lacinato Kale this week. Tomato seedlings looking great in the greenhouse. Getting ready for our big Seedling Sale (starts Friday May […]
All of a sudden, there’s so much happening on the farm. Early this morning, a giant truck showed up with our delivery of straw. Apparently, we are going to be mulching like crazy this year. The mobile chicken coop gets another upgrade! This time, Jeff is adding a new roof and a new trailer base […]
CSA week #6
THIS WEEK’S HARVEST Savoy CabbageCucumbersFresh GarlicSwiss ChardKaleLettuceHakurei Salad TurnipsA couple of small EggplantHungarian Hot Wax PepperChoice of Fresh Herbs RECIPE LINKS Roasted Eggplant with BasilSauteed Savoy Cabbage with Scallions and GarlicWilted Savoy Cabbage SaladKale or Chard Pie Garlic Bread with Homemade Garlic Butter Swiss Chard, Mozzarella, and Feta Egg Bake Potato weeding party New beds for carrots, […]
It’s hard to believe it’s August already. We’re getting fall crops planted, thinking ahead to what the pumpkin harvest might look like, when the onions will be ready for curing, and whether we might try overwintering some carrots this year. pumpkins and winter squash growing and growing! But honestly, with tomato harvest underway, it’s hard […]
observations on a rainy day
kale in abundance! We are staying out of our fields at the moment, hoping the rain lets up so the standing water in some of our fields can start to drain away. All in all, our crops have held up well to the soaking rains – so far anyway. In fact, spring crops like peas, […]
Here we are planting potatoes in the field at the top of hill – the flattest place on the farm. Thanks to our amazing Wednesday morning crew!
transplanting long beds of kale Earlier this week just before the rain, we planted out dozens of trays of seedlings. With plenty of moisture in the soil now, our beds of lettuce, kale, bok choi, kohlrabi, cabbage, and tat soi are all looking great. In the next few days, we’ll prepare more beds for onions, […]
here we go!
Here’s Jeff turning under the winter rye cover crop, getting beds ready for planting. Kale seedlings going strong in the greenhouse.