Settting up at the farmers' market is definitely fun, although I tend to be in a mild daze with an average of literally three hours sleep before getting up at 5:30 (that's just how it always works out for me :). Today, I planned to take pics of the whole routine, but forgot to … [Read more...] about Farmers’ market set-up
Archives for August 2008
If it's Friday, it must be time to harvest! After a beautiful weather week with barely a cloud in sight, an otherwise welcome gentle rain today meant a bit of a muddy harvest. Here, the picking and pulling has all been done, and we're about halfway through the sorting and … [Read more...] about More post-harvest action
This is the first year I've tried growing onion from seed, and they're doing fine. Today, I pulled up one multi-planting of Red Wing to check 'em out. Multi-planting onions was also a first-time experiment, with 3-4 seedlings transplanted in one spot, at 12" (30cm) in-row … [Read more...] about Onions from seed!
Here's something I haven't seen before in my, uh, six years of growing potatoes: green, tomato-like, walnut-sized potato fruit. Bob hadn't seen 'em either, in 40 plus years of farming. I hit the web for education. These are genuine fruit, but not that common. Usually, potato … [Read more...] about Potato fruit
Preparing and gazing at food can bring as much enjoyment as growing, sharing and eating it! I'm really not a cook, but with fresh, quality ingredients, whipping up something appetizing is...simple. For our field lunch today, an omelet made from stuff at hand: eggs, cooked … [Read more...] about Odds-and-ends omelet