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 […]
It was 22 degrees this morning, but it’s still looking very green in the greenhouses! Our crops in the field are still in good shape too, thanks to row covers, and varieties that can handle the cold. Everyone has been asking us, “What’s still growing out there?” Here’s the answer: So many things!! Green cabbage, […]
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.
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 […]
It’s late November, and we’re still harvesting! Yesterday up on the hill (the ground still slightly frozen even in the middle of the day) we harvested beets, kale, tat soi, and the last baby salad greens and arugula of the season. We also discovered some gorgeous parsley and a surprise stash of Brussels sprouts in […]
First frost September 18th. Bye, bye tomatoes. Bye, bye cucumbers and zucchini. Jeff moved the hens to the other side of the road yesterday, to a field we’re in the process of renovating with a clover cover crop. Now the chickens are going to do their part, adding fertility, scratching up bugs, and eating weed […]
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 […]