For tomorrow's farmers' market, Lynn, Andie and Jordan harvested more of this year's Jerusalem artichoke. The tubers have gotten noticeably bigger since pulling some just a couple of weeks ago... Chokes are a really simple, satisfying harvest, at least, when you pull up the … [Read more...] about Harvesting Jerusalem artichoke
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!
Another installment in the crazily labor-intensive tiny farming techniques series: Andie and Jordan in action, hand-digging for new potatoes without uprooting the plants! This one is hard to top for stunningly low hours-to-yield ratio. It makes picking peas and beans seem like … [Read more...] about Working the new potatoes
It's a harvest Friday, second for the farmers' market, and first for CSA, but the load is still light. After picking snap peas, we spent the day doing other field work. In the photo, Libby, Jordan and Michelle are hand-weeding the small strip of spring-planted garlic, and we … [Read more...] about Early season harvest day
It's another week till the start of CSA shares and the first picking of peas, and at least 3 weeks until some of the heavier crops—broccoli, cauliflower, summer squash—are ready, so Friday's are still about general fieldwork, not HARVEST. Just ahead of the end of spring, Lynn, … [Read more...] about Last of the spring planting