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Crop Planning!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The past few months the crew has been diligently crafting each and every crop plan for the 2012 season from Arugula to Zucchini, and we do this in a very methodical fashion! After reviewing the Shareholder Survey and notes for each crop’s performance from the prior season, we decide whether or not to change the plan, be it when or how much we plant, or whether or not to grow the same or different varieties. Then we begin searching for our varieties to grow.

When deciding which vegetable varieties to use, we look for varieties that have a great flavor, attractive appearance, high yields, short days to maturity, and for crops we store, a long storage life. We also order our seeds from a few select seed companies, striving to order seed that is both local and organically grown when possible.

After we get all our plans in order, we compile everything and make a HUGE seed order! Our first seedings are planned for February first and things are shaping up to be a delicious and productive season!

Potatoes, Pattypans and Work Party!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

*With the swift application of “the ripper” from the back of the tractor, Laura and Brice have begun opening up the potato beds for this week’s harvest. Though yields have not yet been as high as expected, we hope these delicious spuds will become more abundant in the weeks to come while we enjoy this prelude to potato season.
*Summer Squash is also blowing up in ever increasing numbers, shapes, and colors, from the round bright yellow Pattypans to the slender dark green Platos. These fragile members of the cucurbit family are harvested with utmost delicacy to insure they reach your CSA basket in pristine condition!
*Don’t forget that the July work party is rapidly approaching on the 6th of August. Come prepared to learn and work with your friendly farmers, and of course come prepared to party and eat!