We help feed and nourish our community. What a privilege. And what a responsibility. We also deeply love our community. What a powerful force to root us here. On the farm many things are very usual right now. We are seeding, planting, harvesting, washing, packing. We are doing all the usual random farm chores. And yet… Continue reading Nourishing Our Community…mkt for 3.14.20
This February morning we have our first dusting of snow for the winter. Our kids gathered up scoops of snow from multiple surfaces and piled it all together on a slope in a desperate and creative attempt to sled during the Warm Winter of 2020. They are delighted. Us parents remain in an emotional muddle.… Continue reading Winter Updates – Veggies, Farm Shares, Events
A week ago we were baking in the scorching 98 degree dry heat with our eyes on the forecast for mild weather ahead. Now we are grateful for the autumnal weather that allows our fall crops to thrive. Two months of above-average heat and below-average (far below average!) precipitation brought stress to plants and farmers… Continue reading Fall Vegetables!…delicious Farm Updates
We’re harvesting. We’re planting. We’re basking in these delightfully cool August mornings. And we’re basking in our decision to stay a small farm. We deliberately purchased just a few acres to start our farm. We love it this size. We’re harvesting more each year because our soil and systems are better, but we are not… Continue reading The Value of Small…plus market 8.31.2019
Every week we intend to share our thoughts and photos here. Most weeks the physical part of farming dominates and doesn’t allow our thoughts to hit the interwebs. But here we are today…Bubbling up inside us for the past week has been the desire to share here how we approach communication. The values that business… Continue reading Kind Communication as Part of Farming…plus mkt for 7.27.2019
Well, we didn’t intend for this newsletter to become a monthly newsletter, but if the current pace here on the farm keeps up, a monthly newsletter this will become. (Though – all pics in here are from the past week.) It’s been a great late-spring this year. Plants have grown beautifully. Numerous crops seem to… Continue reading Summer Solstice!…plus mkt for 6.22.2019
Photos and harvest list for today! The heat will be here soon and we need to get your vegetables (and a few flowers!) harvested before it’s too hot… This week’s standout is a misunderstood lettuce that dates back to the 1700’s! Brought to present-day Pennsylvania by the Amish, this is the best tasting lettuce that… Continue reading Broccoli Joins the Scene…for 5.25.19 plus Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Beets, and more!