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As the Garden Grows 2/4/14

Here comes the sun…da da da! The day heated to 87 degrees and rubber boots got pretty hot as we worked to dry, unclamp and roll freeze cloth for storage until the next cold front. The spaces between the raised … Continue reading

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1/23/14 Late afternoon when a stillness came over the farm I went to the green house to pack the barrel woodstoves to the max for the dipping temperatures tonight.  It is my night to fire the stoves which means I … Continue reading

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As The Garden Grows, 1/10/14

Quite a pall settles over the vast rows of white freeze cloth as the gardeners move out the gates toward small kerosene heaters to warm their hands. The next day we had to wait for the temperatures to rise above … Continue reading

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As The Garden Grows 10-17-2013

THE LETTUCE IS READY! Wonderfully vibrant heads of organic lettuce are now available at the farm. Green Grand Rapids is an intense lime green, Red Grand Rapids has a deep burgundy hue in its fluffy leaves.  Our most popular Cherokee … Continue reading

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As the Garden Grows 08/29/13

January to July has been the wettest ever recorded and that is a long time folks! We are thankful for the replenished lakes and aquifer; however, our Slosh Team is working on a serious mud pit situation in our gardens.  … Continue reading

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As the Garden Grows 08-08-13

Every change of season we plant a couple of new varieties to see if they will perform well in our gardens and improve the diversity of vegetables available to our customers. Bingo! Our results with the Flavorburst lime green pepper … Continue reading

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06/20/2013 As you travel about this summer we hope you will prioritize eating out at non-chain community restaurants which support local small farms. Often restaurants will include a line or two on the menu featuring a farm or farms they … Continue reading

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6/5/13 Here comes the rain! Our hurricane year is predicted to be above average and only a week into June the tropics are astir. Gardeners in the swamp have to pay particular attention to watershed flood warnings and secure tomatoes, … Continue reading

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05-22-13 As The Garden Grows

The past couple of weeks we have experienced the great joy of welcoming even more volunteers to assist at the farm. Our volunteers are “cutting edge” and they cut the edge for us.  On days when we feel the task … Continue reading

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As The Garden Grows 05162013

05-16-2013 On my way to feed my animals before leaving for work, I briskly opened the door and then slammed it. I peeked out the window to focus on the thermometer. It registered an almost unbelievable 41 degrees for the … Continue reading

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