2018, November

Farm update – 11/25/2018

Early this week we were able to dig the remaining sweet potatoes, so we have purple sweet potatoes and some traditional orange ones available, and just enough white sweet potatoes to grow slips (shoots that grow from a mature sweet potato) to plant next year. We also got the remaining row covers put out, so… Continue reading Farm update – 11/25/2018

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2018, November

Farm update – 11/18/2018

Despite the unusual events of September's heat and October's hurricane, November's first freeze came exactly on time, and yet somehow managed to catch us off guard. This time last week, the forecast for the upcoming week showed temperatures no lower than low-40s. As the week went on, however, Friday morning's low kept creeping downward. By… Continue reading Farm update – 11/18/2018

2018, November

Farm update – 11/11/2018

Our weekend work continues to be mainly focused on hurricane cleanup, and farm work is definitely taking a bit of a back seat. Nevertheless, we harvested three new items this week: baby arugula, pea shoots, and Jerusalem artichokes. Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunchokes) are one of the more unique vegetables we grow. Also, in… Continue reading Farm update – 11/11/2018

2018, November

Farm update – 11/4/2018

November already! This has been an off-kilter fall for sure. Between the warmth of September (much above average mean temperatures, and record warmest minimum temperatures) and losing October to hurricane Michael, nothing on the farm has gone exactly as planned. As I look at pictures from previous years' fall harvests, I can't help but notice… Continue reading Farm update – 11/4/2018

2017, November

Farm update – 11/26/2017

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving week! What I've said about farm work many times previously apparently also applies to holidays: there's always more that you want to do than you actually have time for! Nonetheless, in my brief trip back to Minnesota, we had lots of good food, many fun outings, and time at… Continue reading Farm update – 11/26/2017