Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Farm Fresh


Visitors to our farm stand and farm share members comment on the tenderness and freshness of what we provide.  You can make a salad for dinner from greens that were in the ground that morning.  And the difference between that and what is available at the supermarket feels like an entirely different food.

Picking vegetables is just one of the things that keep us busy this time of year.  Here are some others:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Foxglove - the Harbinger of Summer

Foxglove has always been the calendar for announcing summer.  Being a biennial, the surprise comes in guessing where we will see it growing from year to year.   Foxglove can grow in the pastures where the sheep graze, as they would never eat this poisonous beauty.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Greenhouse Green


This has been a cool spring. Earth day (April 22), a convenient annual reference point, usually marks a time when our hands are almost always in the rich soil.  But the weather of 2018 has required plants stay in the greenhouse longer to get bigger and hardier, and most around here have not yet left.

Regardless, there is a green of new growth that is unlike anything else.  It is beautiful to look at, of course, but the tender leaves introduce the classic dilemma of when - in the plants' growth - is the right time to harvest them. 



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day, 2018


The weather finally improved, just in time for Earth Day.  The farm is a hive of activity, and the actual bees should be returning any day now.  And as always, we encourage our Farm Share members to stop by, ask questions about the upcoming season, and say hi to the animals.