Farm News, August 4, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The Farmstand is CLOSED TODAY! We have decided that the risk to customers and farm crew is too great, given the forecast and the fact that the barn cannot be used as shelter due to COVID protocols.  We look forward to seeing you Thursday! This Week’s Farm News: As I write this it looks…

Farm News, JULY 28, 2020

The Farmstand is open today! 2- 6:30 PM; PYO from 1:30 – 7PM Most of the work we need to do in July and August are tasks you would expect on a veggie farm in mid-to late- summer:  weeding, watering, picking, packing.  Surprisingly, planting is also a big part of what we do.  Many of our crops need…

Farm News, JULY 21, 2020

Hard to believe we turned the corner towards August.  All the summer favorites are coming in and by and large crops are growing well.  We’ve had a few timely rains to buffer some intense afternoon heat.   Now that the garlic is in, the days have a more settled routine.  We harvest the heat sensitive crops like lettuce, arugula,…

Farm News, JULY 14, 2020

In mid-July, each week is a bit of a blur.  Irrigation took a back seat for another week as storms seemed to roll in every other day or so.  While that made it tricky to find some dry days to harvest, we did manage to pull in about 80% of the 18,000 garlic bulbs we planted and…

Farm News, JULY 7, 2020

After last week’s soaking rain brought an end to an essentially rain-less June, we found ourselves in the opposite situation.  Almost daily showers and thunderstorms made it difficult for us to prepare new beds for planting, add fertilizer, and cultivate.  Luckily weather forecasting has improved a great deal over the past few decades and we had a…

Farm News, June 30, 2020

What a difference one half inch of rain can make.  If I was writing this just a few days ago, I would bemoan the hot, dry, rain-less weather we had for over a month.  June is arguably the busiest month of the year for us, as planting and weeding tasks peak, the harvest ramps up, and we…

Farm News, June 23, 2020

It’s hard to believe the summer solstice has come and gone.  It’s good we have a lot of daylight, because we’ve got a whole lot of projects going on.  After the coldest May I can remember, we had approximately one week of “pleasant” weather, and now it has turned seriously hot and dry.  Planting can be tricky in…

Farm News, June 16, 2020

Every spring we bring to life a brand new crop plan and start planting with high hopes. We never know what spring will bring us, but we do know that once June hits, things get a little squirrely when the plan meets reality. This year was no different, except adding to the generally unpredictable nature of farming…

Farm News, June 9, 2020

Summer seems to have finally arrived, in a big bang that took us from wearing heavy coats to short pants in about 5 days.  It’s been one of the weirdest three month periods for everyone in the world, and the combination of very cold weather in April and May, along with trying to adjust to social…

Farm News, November 19, 2019

I’ve been trying to block the early-November freezes and the never-ending April rains out of my mind, because the growing season book ended by those less-than-ideal months was one of the best we have ever had.  The crew has spent the last few weeks trying to stay one step ahead of record low temperatures.  Everything we could…