Farm Happenings at Barr Farms
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Farm Happenings at Barr Farms

Farm Happenings for September 22, 2020

Posted on September 20th, 2020
Fall is here!   Wow, temperatures and humidity really dropped this last week.   They got early frost and freezes up in the Northeast of the country.   Fortunately here we have had no such craziness.   We are planting your Strawberries for 2021 this week, and soon enough we will are... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 15, 2020

Posted on September 13th, 2020
We finally got some dry weather and did a flurry of work this last week.   Mostly focused on preparing soil for the fall cover crops and also preparing beds for planting strawberries and garlic later in the month.   We just seeded the first couple acres of Ryegrass: our favorite cover crop... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 8, 2020

Posted on September 6th, 2020
Well, since it Rained basically for 3 weeks straight we have greens and lettuce!   seemed like we had some bad luck with these plantings back in July....things were hot and the bugs got them pretty fast, but the rainy August we had made up for the rough start.    On the flip side, it means... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
We think the chicken processing went well!   it was a long drive but worth it to get all of out birds done at once.    as far as our pastures are going, they have never looked so green in August!    Too much rain is hard for the organic vegetable operation but it is a dream for... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
We think the chicken processing went well!   it was a long drive but worth it to get all of out birds done at once.    as far as our pastures are going, they have never looked so green in August!    Too much rain is hard for the organic vegetable operation but it is a dream for... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 30th, 2020
This week is the first of September!   School is underway, and hopefully the nights and days are cooling down significantly.   August was a strange month for sure....so much rain.    All the rain made the tomatoes go down hill super fast.   We are hopeful to have a few more weeks... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 25, 2020

Posted on August 23rd, 2020
Lots of variety again this week.   Spaghetti squash and green beans making their appearance.   Also, Swiss chard is coming back, though our fall greens are looking really rough right now due to bugs and TOO MUCH RAIN.   We are still super wet and looking for a break so we can plant some... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 25, 2020

Posted on August 23rd, 2020
Well, we had to switch our chicken processors this week.   On Wednesday we go up to Central Illinois Poultry Processing about 4.5 hours away.   They had ONE available processing date between now and October and it was the date we needed!!!   Otherwise we would not have been able to harvest... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 18, 2020

Posted on August 16th, 2020
Still no news from our chicken processor this week.   We are waiting to see what will happen with our Chicken harvest date for the middle of next week.   hopefully, we will have plenty of fresh birds and cut ups for you.   The cut up part is so labor intensive that we might not get as... read more »