Year: 2006

10th CSA Harvest

This week’s shares will include: 20 Tomatoes Cherry tomatoes Potatoes Eggplant Okra Summer Squash Purple beans And Chard This is a message from a Saturday CSA participant- Aaron Kahn: “We are going on vacation next week and wanted to see if anybody would be interested in switching from the Wednesday, August 16th pick up to Read More …

9th CSA Harvest

Ohhh it is a hot one out there- 100 degrees and humid. This means our tomatoes are happy and our growers, one and all, are encouraged to hydrate throughout the harvest. This photo is one Jerry took yesterday. This week the harvest looks like this: Regular red tomatoes with a few heirlooms coming in Cherry Read More …

8th CSA week

Pardon the late post for the Wednesday group… Thanks to all who joined us for the Farm Tour and Art Farm. We’ve been busy preparing for the first “fall” plantings by preparing the soil with Leaf Gro and tilling under the straw mulch in the old garlic patch. It’s hard to believe we are already Read More …

Farm Tour – ARTFARM

Join us on Saturday, July 22nd from 10 am to 3 pm for the 17th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale. ARTFARM is a multimedia celebration of arts in nature for people of all ages- music, dance, puppetry, visual arts, environmental sculpture/installations and more organized by Mary Ann Ross and Ric Wagner of Concerts In Read More …

7th CSA week

We are busy playing a bit of catch up after all the rain- over 12 inches in one week. But our CSA will be enjoying the bounty of the rains in the form of Summer Squash, Zukes and Cukes! This week: First picking of Green Beans Fresh Garlic Lots of Yellow Crook Neck Squash Lots Read More …

4th CSA harvest and travel report

This week we will be harvesting: Salad Mix Arugula Kale Chard Kohlrabi (see photo above) Turnips Garlic Scapes Spring Onions and Blueberries (from Butlers Orchard) The Horticulture Therapy conference in Portland OR was highly informative. In short, there is clear documented evidence that access to plants and interacting with the natural world through gardening is Read More …

3rd CSA Harvest and a request

  This week in your Share you will find: Salad Mix Swiss Chard (photo above is of our growers, staff, and volunteers harvesting chard) Kale Turnips Kohlrabi Spinich Spring Onions Garlic Scapes Sorry for the short posting but I am off to Portland OR for the 2006 American Horticultural Therapy Associations Annual Conference. The conference Read More …

2nd CSA Harvest/s

This week CSA participants can expect the following: 1 bunch Red Russian Kale – jagged leaves with reddish hue- 1 bunch of Collards– rounded green leafs 1 bag of baby Salad Mix– about a half pound 1 bag of Arugula -about a half pound-this can be eaten raw as a spicy salad by itself or Read More …

1st CSA Harvest/s

This week is the beginning of our regular 20 week harvest season. Community Supported Agriculture participants will pick up the following vegetables here on the farm. Members come on: Wednesdays between 2 pm and 6 pm or Saturdays between 9 am and noon. Here is what is in this week’s harvest: 1 bunch of Hakurei Read More …

Volunteering at Red Wiggler

Volunteering at Red Wiggler What a spring we had at the Red Wiggler Community Farm in 2006! Plantings abound – from seedlings in flats under lights to direct seeding in the fields. There has been a lot of prep work to develop soil fertility for higher yields. Heavy cover crop seed bags have been emptied Read More …

Busy busy busy

The past few weeks have been extremely productive. We direct seeded kale, collards, braising greens, turnips, beets, more spinach, carrots, fava beans, more peas and an assortment of “green manures”. We also planted 200 more crowns of asparagus. We now have 500 crowns growing and we expect our first major harvest of asparagus to be Read More …

Lime

Yesterday we spread 820 pounds of lime over a 27,000 sq. ft portion of our garden beds. We also began setting up lights in our office where we will be growing over 3,000 seedlings from seed during the next 3 months.