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One of the delights of March and April baskets is overwintering brassicas. Continue reading
We laughed so hard today when we read this email from a long-term subscriber: Continue reading
As we end our 25th year as a CSA and look forward to the 26th, we are looking back on all the changes time has brought. This year we started a Facebook page and our origin story was one of the posts we made. Here it is:
Our farm has two faces. The western facing slope is covered with gardens as well as our house and barns. Across a small valley is a southeastern slope with soil that is not so good for growing food. The soil is shallow and red. Before we came to the farm in 1989, when it was a labor camp and strawberry farm, the owners had planted that back field in strawberry rows that ran up and down the slope. Winter rains took all the topsoil that was not held by the strawberry roots down to the bottom of the hill.
In honor of our 25th year as a subscription farm, we had a dinner for the 16 families who have been subscribing for 15 years or more to our farm. What fun we had! The weather was perfect. Continue reading
Here is a tutorial on the way we plant leeks. Our method is easy and results in a long blanched stem on the mature leek. Continue reading