Notes From The Field

Notes from the Field : Week 18

Notes from the Field : Week 18

Notes from the Field Our first frosts have come and gone. The more tender crops (tomatoes, husk cherries, tomatillos, peppers, beans and most of the flowers) were damaged by the frost. We were hoping to have some of those veggies for pick your own for […]

Notes from the Field : Week 17

Notes from the Field : Week 17

This week, we continue to get the farm cleaned up and ready for fall. We spent all morning pulling plastic mulch and drip tape off of the eggplant beds in the “Back 40.” We  relocated the landscape fabric in the aisles of those beds into the […]

Notes from the Field : Week 15

Notes from the Field : Week 15

Last week we planted the strawberries for next year. This was the second to last planting of the season. The only thing left to plant is our garlic for next year! This is what you might call the shoulder season. It’s not quite summer (although tomatoes are […]

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 […]