Our CSA Shares & Farm Shares are sold out for 2012--thank you for all your inquiries and interest.
We will be selling shares in 2013--if you are interested in getting on a waiting list for 2013 please shoot us an email.
It's going to be a GREAT season!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
|The apple trees are blooming!|
|John and the Orchard 4.21.12|
|Mason bee house in the orchard|
|Close up of blooms. Damaged buds may look okay, but|
will be browned inside when cut open.
|Brooke in the orchard.|
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Here's some sneak peeks around the farm!!
|Garlic in the field.|
|Mammoth Red Rock cabbage transplants.|
|Cabbage and brussels sprouts transplants.|
|Tomatoes, just potted on to bigger blocks this week.|
|Giant Pascal Celery--did you ever think celery would look so pretty|
and dainty when it's young?
|Peppers, peppers, peppers...and some Bachelor's Buttons and|
|It's not growing--yet--but we uncovered the stone foundation|
for the chicken coop, we can get started as soon as freezing temps
are gone. Lucky chickens will have grass in the coop when
they get to move in!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
2012 Farm Share Certificates are hot of the press!! Purchase your Farm Share and use it like cash all season--a great way to make a commitment to healthy eating, the farm, and no need to carry cash at the market. More info here. Farm Shares are still available, in limited quantity.
|2012 Farm Share designs|
Artwork by John
|Oats in the broadcast spreader.|
More than half of our cover crops/grains are planted now. The wheat was planted first. The oats under-seeded with alfalfa went in over the weekend--perfect timing with the rain.
|If you look close you can see the oats being broadcast.|
|John looks like he is having way too much fun!|
On the approximately 1.8 acres of cropland we have only a 1/4 acre will be in vegetables this year. The rest is in cover to rest the land, from it's history of intensive conventional ag; add organic matter; alfalfa and red clover have great root systems to break up compaction, improve drainage and porosity; and suppress weed pressure. Still to be planted are the red clover and buckwheat--and so many yummy veggies!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
These are photos from last, I'll get some updated ones up, but I wanted to throw up a post with our lovely plants growing! We are planting in soil blocks, instead of using pots. You can see the little blocks below. Going this route we have less waste, and less use of plastic made with fossil fuels. The blocks have positive growing benefits for the plants as well, such as decreased transplant shock and not getting pot bound. Since these pics have been taken these tiny blocks have been placed into larger ones and are taking off!
|On the left garlic chives & thyme are seeded. In the next row two|
types of brussels sprouts. Then some cabbage and celery in the top
right, with some flowers below that.
|We have lights set up in the basement, hung to be adjustable |
over the seedlings, which sit on a heating blanket
(covered with a shower curtain liner). That's my fancy
mister on the right.
|Around the station plastic is hung to help maintain|
the more humid environment and control the temperature.