CSA shares are packed for another Monday of on-farm pick-up! It's one of those great hits of momentary satisfaction to see them all, 100% absolutely and finally done, waiting to be collected. Mel, Jordan (above), Michelle, and Tara were all in the field, and the whole harvest … [Read more...] about Packing shares: done!
"Hand-tended" is one of the phrases that usually gets popped into the occasional bit of promotional writing about this market garden. Sounds good! If asked (hasn't happened so far), I'd explain that we don't use many machines, most of the garden work is done with hand tools, or … [Read more...] about Hand-tended
This has gotta be the most painstaking way to plant out two acres of veggies! To recap: different sections of the two fields are at different stages of tillage (Peter down the road has had to come back a couple of times to disc, and there's STILL a small section to go), and of … [Read more...] about Ways to spread
Beautiful weather, around 60°F (15°C) in the full-on sun, with a crisp undercurrent of a breeze... What could be nicer for the first full day of fieldwork?! Lynn, Mel and Jordan came by at 8:30 am, and Tara joined in a little later on. We're still working on preparing the beds, … [Read more...] about Tiny machine action
It will soon be time to move many of the seedlings to roomier quarters—there's only so much space under the lights, so the greenhouse has to go up soon! Timing is getting trickier by the day, but we're still doing fine. Here, Tara, at the very start of her tiny farming career, … [Read more...] about Managing seedlings