5th Summer Share, Week 11

I was surprised to see the Romano beans ready to pick this morning when I got to the farm. The chard was also big enough but due to an excessive number of aphids we switched to kale bunches at the last minute. Lettuce, summer squash and cucumbers are still looking good. Carrots are back and… Continue reading 5th Summer Share, Week 11

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Week 11 Predictions

Looks like another hot one. The tomatoes are soooo close but it may be two weeks before the first ones actually turn ripe. We picked a handful of eggplant on Thursday, but there probably won’t be enough of those for a couple of weeks either. While we wait for the tomatoes and eggplant we’ll continue… Continue reading Week 11 Predictions

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4th Summer Share, Week 10

The greens are not loving the heat. We actually predicted the plan is to take a break from them for the summer and concentrate on more summery crops like the ones in the share this week. Today we have beet roots from a variety called 3 Root Grex. Cucumbers continue, as does summer squash. We’re… Continue reading 4th Summer Share, Week 10

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Week 10 Predictions

This heat in the forecast is actually feeling like it’s coming at a good time to help us transition into some of the hot weather crops of summer that are just about to come on in the field. We’re still waiting for the field cucumbers, tomatoes, and eggplant to all come on and I’m hoping… Continue reading Week 10 Predictions

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July video tour

Posting this a week after I shot it. I’ll try to be more prompt next month. Enjoy!

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3rd Summer Share, week 9

Solid share today with Yukon Gold potatoes and Provider green beans adding a bit of weight. We’ve got more carrots, garlic, summer squash, kale, basil and lettuce in the share, too. The broccoli is hanging on for a second week but will probably be the last of the year. Early cucumbers in the hoop house… Continue reading 3rd Summer Share, week 9

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Week 9 Predictions

The summer squash is picking up steam and next week we should have the first of the green beans. It’s definitely starting to feel much more like summer in the fields. We’ll continue with lettuce, likely Samantha which is the red leaf lettuce we’re growing this year. Carrots should continue next week as well. We’ve… Continue reading Week 9 Predictions

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2nd Summer Share, Week 8

A day late on posting the photo. It was a bit of a crazy day on the farm. Tim was on vacation and we had a couple of new folks filling in for harvest in the morning. All in all we managed to get a bit chunk of the to-do list accomplished: lettuce, kale, cabbage,… Continue reading 2nd Summer Share, Week 8

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Week 8 Predictions

Summer and Spring items have been getting a bit mixed together as they do many years. For week 7 we started out on Monday with the crunchy and sweet superschmelz kohlrabi and then switched on Thursday to the crunchy and sweet hakurei turnips and added in a bit of basil. For week 8 we’ll try… Continue reading Week 8 Predictions

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1st Summer share, week 7

A solid start to summer this week with: Nevada crisp lettuce, sugar snap peas, Napoli carrots, super schmeltz kohlrabi, tasty jade cucumber, fresh garlic, pink beauty radishes, Oregon giant snow peas, basic arugula and yellow collards. Thursday may see a slightly different share as the rest of the kohlrabi needs to size up and we… Continue reading 1st Summer share, week 7

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Week 7 Predictions

For the first week of summer it looks like we’ll have a few holdovers from spring, namely snap peas and snow peas, and at least one new summery item, cucumbers. The likely bunching green for the week is collards, and we should have a nice head of lettuce as usual. Carrots are likely, although we’ve… Continue reading Week 7 Predictions

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Final spring share for 2018

This is week 6 if you’re counting along. Next week is the first week of summer but before we look ahead, here’s what is in this week’s share: beautiful green cabbage, red beets with the tops (which are very similar to chard), snow peas, the last of the green onions, a small bunch of carrots… Continue reading Final spring share for 2018

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Week 6 predictions

So fun to have a nice harvest of carrots in this week’s share. Next week is the final week of spring and it’s looking like a good one. As predicted a few items in today’s share varied from Monday, specifically we swapped in snow peas in place of snap peas, and basil in place of… Continue reading Week 6 predictions

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Spring, week 5

The shares just keep getting better. Today we have Samantha red leaf lettuce, abundant bloomsdale spinach, 5 color silverbeet (aka chard) bunches, hakurei turnips, french breakfast radishes, green onions, flat leaf parsley, sugar snap peas and the first carrots of the year! Thursday may see a slightly different share this week. It’s likely there’ll be… Continue reading Spring, week 5

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June video farm tour

Here’s a little tour of what’s happening in the fields and in the greenhouse this time of year. I’m looking forward to looking back on all of these at the end of the year as a group. Search back through the blog now if you want to see the last few months and how far… Continue reading June video farm tour

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Spring, week 4

In today’s share: hakurei turnips, French breakfast radishes, snow peas, fennel, hearts of romaine and green crisp lettuce, yellow collards, garlic scapes. Lots of new stuff this week. The lettuce are nice dense hearts as we had a bit of damage to the outer leaves. Peas are coming on slowly with the cool weather and… Continue reading Spring, week 4

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Week 4 share predictions

Garlic scapes look like they’ll be ready, as does the fennel. Peas are so close and I’m guessing we’ll be picking the first ones by Monday. The collard greens are looking good for our bunching green. We should have a few new radishes, more salad turnips, more lettuce and possibly more green onions as well.… Continue reading Week 4 share predictions

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Week 3 of spring shares

Today’s share was a little different than predicted, but with some nice new items: rainbow lacinato kale, jester lettuce, green onions, pink beauty radishes, first pinch of genovese basil, green garlic, hakurei turnips, basic arugula. I had predicted romaine but we had a bit of insect damage compounded by burning from a boron feeding we… Continue reading Week 3 of spring shares

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Preview of week three

After looking over the farm yesterday I will attempt to predict next week’s share: romaine lettuce, napa cabbage, rainbow lacinato kale, green garlic, green onions are all pretty sure to be in there; possible items are more radishes and arugula, salad turnips, fennel, and even maybe the first pinch of basil! Tune in Monday to… Continue reading Preview of week three

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