FieldNotes

Notes from the Field : Week 13

Notes from the Field : Week 13

We harvested acorn squash last week. It felt different from the constant harvests we’ve been doing all season long. There was something special about it. I couldn’t erase my face-splitting smile. Harvesting and contemplating, I realized it’s because those other harvests, for the most part, are […]

Notes from the Field : Week 14

Notes from the Field : Week 14

We’re anticipating having lettuce again this week and more in the not too distant future along with other salad greens (arugula and baby kale). These things have been difficult for us this season for a number of reasons. High temps in the greenhouse have caused […]

Notes from the Field : Week 10

Notes from the Field : Week 10

Week 10 Mid-August is a busy time here at the farm! Cucurbits (cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini) are slowing down while, eggplant is chugging along and tomatoes are ramping up! We’re also getting into harvesting storage onions, which have to cure in our greenhouse for a […]

Notes from the Field : Week 9

Notes from the Field : Week 9

Week 9 Emmy and I had our first tomato harvest of the season yesterday. It seems just as we get things under control, something new pops up to challenge our being able to get everything done! Mondays are our day go on a field walk, see […]

Notes from the field : Week 8

Notes from the field : Week 8

“On Irrigation, or How the Crops Get Watered with No Rain in the Forecast” The past few weeks, we’ve been moving irrigation around with some regularity. When we fail to get about an inch of rain in a week, we need to decide on which […]

Notes from the Field : Week 7

Notes from the Field : Week 7

Coming back to the farm on a rainy Tuesday morning had me grateful for all the hard work our crew has been doing this summer in all kinds of weather. They are out there with us harvesting, weeding, irrigating and doing numerous other farm tasks in the heat, humidity, […]

Notes from the Field : week 6

Notes from the Field : week 6

In Defense of Ugly Vegetables by harvest workshare Greg Josephs There is a ritual I observe every Friday when I get home from my morning at the farm. Regardless of how tired, dirty, or hungry I am (generally all three in great measure) the first thing […]

Notes from the field : Week 5

Notes from the field : Week 5

The name of the game this week is WEEDING! While we mostly had the July 4th holiday off, the weeds growing in our fields never take a vacation! On our weekly field walk yesterday morning it felt like the weeds exploded over the weekend! It’s a race being run at […]