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Spring 2014 Update #2

Blog: Sanzone Farms   -   Tuesday March 11, 2014   -   By Sam

Great News! We now have some irrigated ground to f...

Blog: Walkers Fresh Veggies   -   Sunday January 12, 2014   -   By Mark & Carolyn

  I have some great news I would like to share with all members and interested friends and neighbors, and past members.   We have just rented a very nice field within 1/4 mile from home located just off Paw Paw RD. The field is...

Irrigation Pumps

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday May 20, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: I thought I had the water all figured out and then the pump went out. I would like to say when it rains it pours, but I would like a drenching of rain right now. I think the average rainfall in May is .65 inches. I guess there's not much...

There's water in the pond!

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Friday March 15, 2013   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders and farm friends,   Market tomorrow, Saturday, March 16, is at the Community Center at the east end of downtown Mt. Vernon, 11:00 until 1:00.  I'll have eggs; Charlotte will have bread.  It's possible a few early hoophouse...

Overveiw of 2013 Preps

Blog: Miss Scarlett's Homegrown Produce, Texas-made Gifts & More   -   Friday January 25, 2013   -   By Miss Scarlett

Since we have a Facebook page and a website, I suppose the next thing to do is to begin a blog.  Well, here it is folks, our first blog entry.  I just wanted to write this to give you a little preview of things you may read upon this blog.  We...

Olla Irrigation for a Market Garden

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday January 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Clay olla buried in the garden. Image from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/olla-gardening-the-original-dr-78565 It’s January. And it’s cold. And I’m glad… mostly. I’m not a fan of cold weather, but I’m hoping a cold, snowy Michigan winter means a...

Is Hugelkultur Sustainable?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday January 02, 2013   -   By Katie

We recently incorporated several large hugelkultur beds into our market garden. For those who have not yet heard about hugelkultur, you can learn more about the how and why of this gardening practice in my original hugelkultur post. In short, ...

Royalty Pecan Farms in September

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

At this time of year, the nuts are fully expanded but not completely filled yet. We’ll continue irrigation around the clock to help fill out the pecan kernels. During September, we concentrate on preparing everything for the upcoming pecan harvest. That means...

Royalty Pecan Farms in August

Blog: What's Happening on the Farm | Royalty Pecan Farms   -   Saturday August 25, 2012   -   By RoyaltyPecans

In July, the water the trees take up expands the size of the nuts. If there’s not enough water, the size will be small. In August, the water intake is devoted to expanding the size of the kernel inside the expanded nut. During the growing season, the overall...

New potatoes, garlic, summer squash. Little bit o...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Monday July 02, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders, This week, we have new potatoes, nice white onions, kale and collards, kohlrabi, bok chois, lettuce, fresh garlic, and cabbage.  I hope we can find enough broccoli, summer squash, and beets for everybody, too.  New...

growing food in spite of drought. Pickup is 4:30 ...

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Monday June 18, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders,   This week, we'll have lots of lettuce, more marvelous bok chois, garlic scapes, a few small onions, kohlrabi, spring turnips, daikon radishes, kale and collards.  The Monday people will get more peas, and I...

we've got plumbing in the gardens

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Sunday June 10, 2012   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders,   This week, we'll have nice lettuces, bok chois and other Asian greens, garlic scapes, and a few sugar snap peas.  The first planting of sugar snaps - the ones you got last week - were phenomenal.  All I can...

How to Build Hoop Houses : Greenhouse & Hoop House...

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Monday January 17, 2011   -   By Poly

How to Build Hoop Houses : Greenhouse & Hoop House Irrigation click for short video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j09zP84boM&feature=related

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

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    This is it, the last share of the 2010 FSI season. We all made it through and we should be proud of our locavore accomplishment. It is not easy to be in a CSA as an American eater as we American eaters are all about convenience and price and...

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

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Greenings and Saladations! It's week 23, just 2 more weeks for the people who have bought 4 week shares (you guys are getting a bonus week as there are 5 weeks in Sept and you paid for 4 of them)  and 4 more weeks for the 3 month and...

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

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Tuesday November 09, 2010   -   By Lucy

    It's week 21 and a whole new month to boot! September is often our most bountiful month but I am not so sure this will be the case this year as it is so hot and dry and this is now having a negative impact on the market garden. The crops are...

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

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Wednesday October 13, 2010   -   By Lucy

    Good Morning It's been another dry week but we are persevering with our fall plantings. Most mornings for us are spent hauling hoses, watering cans and buckets to the garden, filling up the vessels with water (we have several sizes from 75...

Water wars

Blog: Bruton Vineyard   -   Wednesday June 09, 2010   -   By Betty

6/9/2010 Tomorrow will be the task of laying a new drip irrigation system for a field to be planted with fall produce.  By September we should have pumpkins, acorn squash, late field peas grown in the stubble of the winter rye and cover legumes. We...

Boulder Belt Farm Share Initiative, Week 16

Blog: Boulder Belt Eco-Farm   -   Friday July 31, 2009   -   By Lucy

It's week 16 of the farm Share initiative for many of you. Many CSA type programs go for less time than that. And here we do our Farm Share Initiative virtually year round. And that brings me to the question, are any of you interested in a winter farm Share? I...

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