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Fall weather in NE Washington

Blog: Clayton Farmers' Market and Small Farm Animals   -   Wednesday September 17, 2014   -   By Janice

Beautiful summer weather with highs in the mid 80's the past several days - typical Indian Summer in our area.  However, last week after several rainy days and nights, the winds arrived and brought cold temps with them.   And then when the winds...

Last Frost Dates for West Michigan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday March 26, 2014   -   By Katie

Wondering when it will be safe to transplant your seedlings out into the garden? Here’s a handy chart to give you a guideline for the Last Frost Date in your area. The Last Frost Date is the date after which it is generally safe to plant outdoors...

Frost! (And Other Updates)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday May 13, 2013   -   By Katie

There’s a reason why the last frost date in Michigan (the reasonable date on which you can plant outside in the spring without worrying about frost harming your plants) has been moved to May 18 . Last night (May 12/13) we had a visit from good ole Jack...

Water Hose Wars

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Terry

Okay, the title might be misleading----the war was between the water hoses and me and you know what?  As soon as the local trash convenience center opens up, I WIN! The weather people were predicting 34 degrees for last night, so I'm thinking a light...

Winter Gardening Confessions (An Update)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 09, 2013   -   By Katie

Seems like anytime I’m making small talk these days I’m asked “How’s your garden?” (No complaints here; I’m happy to share!) So, let me just tell you how the garden is. It’s good. But not as expected. I just paid the garden a visit yesterday for the first...

Meet the Winter Team

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday October 05, 2012   -   By Katie

Cauliflower, Snowball Y Organic Photo from Burpee {} Last week I shared in this post that I’m planning to grow vegetables this winter . For those of you who are following and would like to try to do the same, I...

In Fear of Frost

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Monday October 01, 2012   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

As the day lengths shorten and the darkness grows, as the sun climbs a little less higher in the skies each day, and as the winds shift northwards with that extra bit of chill, farmers and gardeners shiver in fear of the encroaching phenomenon that marks...

Fried by freeze. Pickup this week is Saturday

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Monday October 01, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders,   This is the week that we switch to pickup on Saturdays.  DON'T COME FOR YOUR VEGETABLES TODAY OR THURSDAY!  Instead, come on Saturday, Oct 6, 10:00 until 2:00.  I'll send you a note Friday morning to...

Baby, it's (almost) cold outside!

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday September 28, 2012   -   By Katie

It’s fall. Big time. Temperatures are dropping along with brown and orange leaves. The tomato plants are bending beneath the weight of green fruit hoping for enough time. (I’ll be picking them before we get frost.) The zucchini, cucumbers and beans are...

This Weather

Blog: Heritage Hills Farm   -   Saturday March 24, 2012   -   By Patricia

We are had such a mild winter my Rosemary made it through and that has never happened before. We are having a delightful spring. All my seedlings are up and I have even started to plant the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower etc. But how about all those tender...


Better Late than Never!

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Wednesday May 25, 2011   -   By Angela

Got your plants out a little late?  So What.... No biggee!   With the weather being so eratic this year, unless you have a hoop house, you most likely got your planting done late.  That's alright.  As long as your starts are...

Another Frost!!

Blog: Cedar Breeze Farm   -   Tuesday April 05, 2011   -   By Rick & Linda

We are getting ready for yet another frost here on the farm!!  It is sheets on the trees that are small enough and cardboard on the raised beds. Sure will be glad when it gets warm.  Does any one else have this problem? Because I didn't watch the...


Will there be a frost?

Blog: Vesterfield Farm   -   Sunday March 27, 2011   -   By Tim & Kaye

                    As I sit here with seeds to plant I wonder if there will be another frost. Normally I plant my tender crops on Good Friday, but this year...


Think Spring

Blog: Naturally Yours Farm   -   Thursday January 20, 2011   -   By Vince

It's getting to be that time of year to start thinking about Frost Seeding my fields with Clover. This will help get the jump on Oats and Ryegrass for later planting.  


The Quest for the Winter Harvest

Blog: Amity Highland Ranch and Ebenezer Hill Gardens LLC   -   Thursday May 27, 2010   -   By Debbie

We have been diligently experimenting with methods of extending the summer harvest into the late autumn months.  When the weather cooperates, staying warm into late October and even into November, it's easy to keep growing and harvesting the delicious...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Inititiative vol 2 issue 3...

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Wednesday May 26, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Welcome to week 3 of the FSI. This morning we wake up to temps in the mid to low 30's and that means probable frost. The good news is we expect such things to happen until Memorial day so we do not plant things too early and lose them. Yeah,...

just checking in

Blog: Mott Family Farm   -   Monday May 10, 2010   -   By Shelley

Monday morning.  Got a slow start.  First market last Saturday in Pittsburgh, Jeff and Jeremiah went with asparagus and rhubarb.  Windy and blowy, but the faithful came out to support the local farmers!  Sold out of  35 pounds of...

Butchering Season Begins Again

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Sunday May 09, 2010   -   By Emily

The trailer from our local meat processor just left with some of our pigs on board.  By law, we're required to send them to a USDA-inspected slaughtering facility.  We are able to process the sides of meat here at the farm, which means a busy week...

Good Neighbors and Pigs

Blog: Kelvin Grove Farm   -   Friday December 18, 2009   -   By Smiokey Joe

Robert Frost once said that good fences make good neighbors; obviously he never raised pigs.  At midnight our phone rang.  It was our neighbor M. and he'd found our pig lying in his horse pasture.  Tim and Peggie sprung from the bed and...

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