Farm News, August 14, 2018

Farm News   Looks like another hot and humid week is upon us.  It’s been hard to string two dry days together to get the fields dry enough for planting and cultivating, and on Saturday we found ourselves parking the tractor powered transplanter, and getting on our hand and knees in the rain to get…

Farm News, August 7, 2018

Farm News A fine case of the hot and muggies has set in, and it almost seems like we are farming on a different planet compared to the dry, dry months of May and June.  While it makes weeding and planting – and just generally being in the field – difficult, most crops are doing…

Farm News, July 31, 2018

Farm News We know it’s high summer when we are knee deep in tomatoes, and that moment has officially arrived. My taste buds are in heaven from the different ways to dine on these jewelesque spheres … fresh salsa, fresh tomato sauce, bruschetta, gazpacho (as soon as we pluck the first green peppers), and my…

Farm News, July 24, 2018

Farm News: “Ode to Sweet Corn” July is flying by, with the usual whirlwind of picking, packing, weeding, planting, and praying that it rains, but only for a day before drying out into some fine summer weather.  Since it looks like we have quite a bit of rain to slog through this week, rather than…

Farm News, July 17, 2018

Farm News   The last few weeks have been full of hot, sweaty days, which generally have the effect of erasing any romantic notions that one may entertain about small scale vegetable farming. It’s tough on people, and on plants, and the only solutions available once the mercury goes past 90 is to irrigate more often…

Farm News July 10, 2018

Farm News, Week 7   For gardeners and market farmers, July is the month that Mother Nature’s minions wake up, yawn and stretch, take a look at all the plants we’ve been plopping into the ground for the last three months, and decide it’s time to get their cut. The numbers of ways a veggie…

Farm News, July 3, 2018

Farm News This week’s Farm News is written by Lauren Henderson-Tamowski, who is in her 4th season on the farm. As a key crew member, Lauren has launched and managed our micro greens program this year. Lauren writes:   I believe Good food is important. Good, being food that is nutritious, tasty and isn’t ecologically devastating or…

Farm News, June 26, 2018

Farm News Last night we received our first irrigation worthy rain in three weeks, so I am sitting down with a sense of relief that we have at least a two day reprieve from irrigating.  This is great for our crew, because we have gotten behind on the weeds, and the harvests are starting to…

Farm News, June 19, 2018

This week’s newsletter is written by Fort Hill Farm Field Manager Elliott McGann. Elliott joins us for a 7th season of fun, and likes to keep things light in between working like a storm trooper and choreographing the dance of crews and tasks each day. Summer starts this week and fittingly we are in for a…

Farm News, June 12, 2018

Farm News Seems like we’ve finally arrived at some Goldilocks weather: not too hot, not too cold, and a little on the dry side.  Just in time for peak strawberry production, which should occur this week!  Good picking to be had for the next 10 days, but don’t put it off, because strawberry season is…