Field Notes 4/16

The weather is still cold and it looks like there’s lots of rain coming, too. We managed to sneak in more planting, field work and even a bit of cultivation and wash/pack area renovation this past week. Due to Monday’s snow we delayed that day’s work until Friday, and that was definitely a good call… Continue reading Field Notes 4/16

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Snow Day!

Bit of a surprise to wake up to a few inches of heavy snow this morning after checking the weather forecast last night before heading to bed and not seeing any predicted for a few more nights. I was feeling a little sad that it was going to be a wet week and we didn’t… Continue reading Snow Day!

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Field Notes from 4/4

Crazy spring weather on the farm. Some of it was sunny and warm. A lot of it was windy and chilly. There was some rain in there, and some hail, too. Fortunately most of the rain held off until later in the afternoon, just as we were planting in the shelter of the hoop house.… Continue reading Field Notes from 4/4

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Field Update

Yesterday was a good one on the farm. We got a bunch of plants in the ground: peas, kale, green onions, and kohlrabi; we moved some tarps and row cover (and very much appreciated the low hoops @hoverflyflowerfarm made from our old high hoops); and we even did hoed the earlier planting of peas before… Continue reading Field Update

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Field Update

I finally remembered to take a photo of the fields at the farm yesterday. Despite the rain we were still able to get the first plants and seeds in the ground – peas and favas. As I went to prep the first bed for planting I immediately realized I screwed up the new layout on… Continue reading Field Update

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Field Update

I keep running out of time to take photos when I’m in the field so here’s a photo from the greenhouse which is starting to fill up. I need to take some time to lay more cardboard on the floor and clean up some of what’s on the bench from the winter and out of… Continue reading Field Update

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CSA Share Fair this weekend!

You can come see us in person at the @pnwcsa CSA Share Fair this weekend, or you can just sign up for shares through our website, which will direct you to our new listing on @grownbyapp. Both places have lots of other CSA options, too.

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CSA sign ups

A couple of weeks ago I sent out a note to our full mailing list letting folks know that we’re accepting CSA sign-ups for 2022! This is the first larger announcement and we still have shares available in all of our seasons. If you want one I’d recommend signing up soon as most seasons are… Continue reading CSA sign ups

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CSA Progress

We’re getting super close to opening up registration for 2022 CSA shares. Mostly it’ll be pretty similar to previous years, but we’re always trying to improve things so there are actually some big changes planned for what the fields look like. I was out there today, measuring for a new layout, one that will hopefully… Continue reading CSA Progress

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Good and Bad Farm Updates

@hoverflyflowerfarm has been selling her beautiful flowers at our farm for a few seasons now and she’ll be growing flowers at our little farm again this coming year, which is great news! Even better, she reworked most of our low hoops that we haven’t used for years, making them smaller and more useable on the… Continue reading Good and Bad Farm Updates

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Wrapping Up the Season

Last night I got the last of the farm stand receipts entered into Quickbooks and sent out statements to anyone who had a balance over their credits. The stack above is all of the farm stand receipts from 2021! If you think you owe us for farm stand purchases in 2021 check your email for… Continue reading Wrapping Up the Season

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Share Predictions

Last night was the final CSA distribution and farm stand of 2021. I’m feeling immensely grateful for all of our wonderfully supportive CSA members and our little farm crew who together all make it happen! Like most years 2021 had its ups and downs and no two years are ever the same. We tried some… Continue reading Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 9 of 9

Final fall share this week, and the final week of 2021 harvests for us. Thursday will be the last day for both CSA pick-ups and farm stand sales. In this week’s share: parsley, leek, Hakurei turnips, escarole, carrots, either a rutabaga or a winter radish, French grey shallots, chard, kale and collards. The shallots are… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 9 of 9

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9th Fall CSA Share Predictions

We’re taking a two week break before we come back for a final CSA harvest and distribution on the week after Thanksgiving, so this prediction is projecting further ahead than usual and with all the usual caveats about not being sure and the added layer of not really knowing what the weather will bring in… Continue reading 9th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 8 of 9

In today’s share: treviso radicchio, kale, Hakurei turnips, celeriac, sweet pepper, parsnips, red mustard. On the farm stand we had radicchio, kale, collards, lettuce, fennel, celery, saladette tomatoes, popcorn ears, grind-your-own polenta corn, and daikon radishes. Thursday’s share should be similar. I’m not sure we’ll get enough treviso for everyone but we’ll have other radicchio… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 8 of 9

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8th Fall CSA Share Predictions

Here’s my best guess for next week based on the weather forecast and what I can see in the fields: kale or collards or chard, radicchio, red and green mustards, salad turnips, parsnips, and celeriac. We should also have more celery, fennel, leeks, tomatoes, lettuce, sweet peppers, and popcorn ears on the farm stand, as… Continue reading 8th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 7 of 9

In today’s share: chard, escarole, winter radish, carrots, rutabaga, spinach, sweet pepper, leeks. On the farm stand we had kale, collards, lettuce, fennel, celery, saladette tomatoes, popcorn ears, grind-your-own polenta corn, and daikon radishes. Thursday should be about the same. Everything is a bit smaller that we were hoping for, just the way the season… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 7 of 9

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7th Fall CSA Share Predictions

We have three more weeks of CSA harvests planned for and here’s pretty much everything I think we’ll be able to harvest for those shares: kale, collards, chard, escarole, radicchio, spinach, mustards, parsley, carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, winter radishes, salad turnips, celeriac, and leeks. We’ll also have fennel, celery, lettuce, popcorn, polenta corn, tomatoes, sweet peppers,… Continue reading 7th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 6 of 9

In today’s share: sugarloaf chicory, red mustard, arugula, green mustard, salad turnips, lettuce, collards (or kale, or chard), and fennel or celery. The sugarloaf chicory, aka pan di zucchero, can be used for salads, or sliced in half lengthwise, drizzled with olive oil and broiled. I’m hoping we’ll have enough for Thursday’s shares, but if… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 6 of 9

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Popping corn

Here’s a video and an explanation I posted a few years ago on our instagram of how I take our popcorn from ear to eating. Since we just gave out popcorn, and have a few more ears to sell on the farm stand, I figured it was a good time to repost. In the time… Continue reading Popping corn

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