Farm News

CSA Week #12 (EOW Group #2)

This Week's Harvest:

Yellow and Red Onions-- Fully cured, these all-purpose onions can sit on the counter.

Cherry Tomatoes--So sweet!  Our U-pick is open to pick more as well.  Overstocked?  Roast them with garlic and olive oil and freeze for fantastic winter pasta and pizza toppings.

Opal Basil—dark purple variety that makes beautiful magenta colored lemonade (see included recipe card).  Use for a colorful caprese salad.

Herb  Choice—if you have too … read more »

Beekeeping with Kate

This week's news comes from Farm Manager (and beekeeper) Kate: As we picked our first melons this past week, there was a constant buzz of bees in the melon blossoms:  honeybees, bumblebees, an interesting all-black bee...  I’m sure most of you have heard cries to “save the bees”, and some of you may have heard me talk about bees at the farm kids workshop in March.  An interest in bees runs in my family.  My… read more »

CSA U-Pick Nuts and Bolts

U-pick opportunities are underway!  Whether you are a member of our on-farm CSA, or a Market Share member at the Westside Community Market (full-season members only), you are invited to participate in our U-pick opportunities as part of your membership.   There is no charge to members for these items, we only ask that you take what your household will put to use and follow any posted limits.   We set harvest limits, particularly at the start … read more »

Around the Farm

What a week!  Just as we are wrapping up spring and early summer crops and tilling under fields, our fall plantings are right on their heels asking for attention!  We've hit our stride but there's still lots to do.  Here are a few crop highlights from our week at the farm:

Carrots--we are starting to harvest our summer carrots and although germination was poor, the carrots we do have look great!  Our fall crop … read more »

Garlic Season

Kate, our Farm Manager, writes this week from the field: Garlic is one of my favorite crops to grow.  We started harvesting garlic on Monday and the crop looks nice, but smaller than usual.  The bulbing response is daylength dependent, so the plant only has so many days to grow before making a bulb.  The spring was so cold for so long that the garlic took longer to emerge from its blanket of mulch.  It… read more »

July Field Report

It's a tradition and a useful benchmark to reflect on the farm around the July 4th holiday--usually we can tell a lot about our season by seeing what is thriving right now.  It's a nice way to "take the pulse" of the farm, and also a nice time to pause and appreciate the beauty and health of the many crops we have living here!

One reason this time of year is telling is that all … read more »

Views from the Field

This week's post comes to us from our Farm Manager, Kate!

June is an interesting intersection in the season. We’re wrapping up the harvest of some of our earliest plantings (spinach seeded in the field pre-April blizzard!). At the same time, we’re transplanting and weeding some of our fall crops (leeks, sweet potatoes, and winter squash) that will feed us well into winter.

Day to day on the farm is a blur as we try … read more »

CSA Season is HERE!

Welcome to our 15th season of CSA!  We are thrilled to start seeing our long-time members and new faces at the farm each week.  For us, the season started with the first seeds planted way back in February, but it's not until our big harvests begin that we are reminded of exactly why we do this work--to share in growing and eating good food with our community.  Thank you for joining us!

Sunshine and kale … read more »

Survey Says

The results of our 2017 survey were very helpful in guiding our winter planning this year—THANK YOU again to those who completed it!  I’m humbled and blown away by the kind words and gratitude expressed.   Please know that we read every comment and want to make this the best experience we can for you to be a part of our farm.  Here are some highlights that we are particularly interested in as we plan for … read more »

Tribute to the Crew!

A small, intensive vegetable farm is a peculiar workplace.  We come to the farm from a wide variety of backgrounds with a few intersecting interests.  While there is time for solitude, most of our days are spent in close proximity to one another and over the course of a season we know more about each other than about many people we've known much longer.  Chatter can vary from best pizza in town to the state … read more »