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Notes from the Field: Week 11

Notes from the Field: Week 11

Notes from the field…trip! Today’s notes from the field will be replaced by “Notes from the Field Trip!” Every Monday I get to the farm at 7:00 am in order to pack up our donations for FoodLink. The whole process takes over an hour as […]

Notes from the Field: Week 10

Notes from the Field: Week 10

Notes from the Field I’m feeling grateful to be writing this in air conditioning with a glass of cold lemonade by my computer. Boy has it been hot. The heat has been great for zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, and watermelons (next week!). The heat hasn’t […]

Notes from the Field: Week 9

Notes from the Field: Week 9

Notes from the Field Happy August (tomorrow)! This turning of the month marks another transition at the farm. We’re still planting new crops for the fall (carrots, beets, storage radishes, chard, kale, collards, quick greens, spinach, and lettuce) and working on getting our weeds under […]

Notes from the Field: Week 8

Notes from the Field: Week 8

Notes from the Kitchen This time of year our CSA board often reads like a LexFarm Greatest Hits line-up. Our fruiting crops (zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplants and eventually peppers, husk cherries, tomatilloes, and tomatoes) produce every week regardless of whether or not we are […]

Notes from the Field: Week 7

Notes from the Field: Week 7

Notes from the Field: It’s pouring! I was going to write more about weeds this week but something much more exciting is happening as I write: it’s raining! In the last few weeks we’ve had negligible rain, when our crops need at least one inch […]

Notes from the Field Week 6

Notes from the Field Week 6

Notes from the Field: In the Weeds This week, we are spending most of our time in the field weeding. Besides the unsightliness of a weed to a farmer (trust me, most farmers are carefully framing their Instagram photos to crop out the weeds–I know […]

Notes from the Field: Week 5

Notes from the Field: Week 5

Notes from the Field: The Field Walk Summer 2018 Week 5 Happy July! July always marks a turning point in the farm season. In winter we plan and fix; in April we seed and plow; in May we seed and plow and fertilize and plant; […]

Notes from the Field: Week 4

Notes from the Field: Week 4

Notes from the Field: Our irrigation system Summer 2018 Week 4 This weekend we got 1 inch of rain at the farm! We’ve been irrigating literally round the clock for the last few weeks and our plants were still looking parched after relentless sun and no appreciable rain fall […]