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October 23, 2018

Finally we make it to our last week of the 2018 CSA season!  Though the farm beds are still shockingly green for the most part, it is dark and howling out there and it definitely feels like time to come indoors for the season.  We have run through most of the crops pla...

October 23, 2018

Just a reminder that next week will be the LAST week of this year’s CSA season.  Palmer folks will pick up as usual under the farmstand roof after 4pm next Wednesday, but there will not be a Farm Stand at the same time.  We will be around but might not be standing ther...

October 23, 2018

There’s a certain satisfying fatalism to preparing for a hard frost, especially at the tired end of a long summer.  I’ve been obsessively watching the weather forecast for a few weeks now, wanting to make sure we wait as long as possible but yet anticipate the first ha...

October 23, 2018

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September 13, 2018

The glorious September weather continues! We’ve had lots of wind and a touch of frost yesterday, but it just skipped over the tops of the squash plants and did not actually kill anything.  That said, every clear night with temperatures predicted in the lower 40s brings...

September 10, 2018

It’s been a lovely September so far!  After weeks of being wet and muddy, it’s a joy to be outdoors again enjoying some perfect Fall weather. 

The carrots this week are our Rainbow mix – not quite as sweet and scrumptious as our orange carrots, but beautiful in sou...

August 30, 2018

Finally some nice weather!  It’s starting to feel a bit like September out there, with a breeze and leaves turning yellow, and fog sitting in the hollows at dusk.  From the farm beds where we work we can hear the booming of the State Fair when things get loud, another...

August 26, 2018

And it just keeps raining….

Shelling peas this week, these are the kind that you have to pop out of the shell.  They are so delicious they are definitely worth the extra work.  My personal favorite farm snack….  The potatoes are Yukon Gold.  The peppers are green but I...

August 16, 2018

These past two weeks have certainly tested all of our rain gear and positive attitudes (or lack thereof).  While it is “normal” to have grey drippy Augusts, these daily deluges are far from the norm!  A friend of mine who farms a few miles away measured over 8 inches o...

August 12, 2018

‘Tis a week of ridiculous excess following 3 days of torrential downpour.

Your farmer is generally exhausted and overwhelmed but things continue to grow and grow.
We need heat for tomatoes!  But not for new potatoes….
If I could write a haiku about your share I would, b...

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