Onions in the Ground

2 04 2012

These is now about 1/7th of an acre planted in onions and garlic to be used by the restaurant this year. I finished planting on April 1. Hopefully we can get through all of them now that we have a larger processing space.
The cover crops of oats and peas are in the ground that will provide the amendments for the mangels, squash, and corn that will be planted, hopefully with a no till method.
Tomatoes got transplanted, but we are out of space inside the house under lights, so they are going to be risked outside in the lean-to greenhouse. It looks like there are going to be lows in 30s over the next couple days, so hopefully some of them survive.
Our bigger greenhouses are going up now and hopefully they will be ready for summer planting in by may. We will fill them up proper quick.

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2010 we welcome you

2 02 2010

Well a new year brings pretty much a new everything. We have a new location, and a new business that better embodies all the same values that formed our farm. We are certifying ourselves organic (not that we want to), to allow more access to markets.
Restarting a farm from scratch is not easy. We have the help of many good friends, and my body is already feeling the burn. A new hoophouse is almost finished, and the new field is totally taking shape. The 2010 farming season has totally started.
Almost of our seeds have arrived, and I am excited about the diversity of vegetables that we will be bringing you this year.
We have some rhubarb and strawberries already planted, and we are making an attempt at some late started garlic. There is going to be a full acre in organic production, but the other 4 acres of the field has already been put into cover of oats and peas. I am going to use this to increase the organic matter, and nitrogen in the soil. I am also going to use cuttings to mulch the row crops.

We are quickly getting the brochure revised, and it should be done and printed this week. We are raising the price a bit, but the result will be the highest quality produce we have ever achieved. Plus home delivery!!

We got this recycled this bath tub to wash veggies in, and  it turned out it was a huge cast iron tub that could easily fit 3 children.  It is ridiculous how heavy it is.  Anyways it had to be hauled from here to there and back again.  Hopefully the veggies will be cleaner than before, and I will never have to move it again.

So heavy