Farm Happenings at Broadfork Farm
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Farm Happenings at Broadfork Farm

Farm Happenings for August 31, 2019

Posted on August 29th, 2019
This "cold spell" in August is a visceral reminder that summer won't last forever. All of our summer crops are still doing very well, and the fall crops are looking nice in the field and in the greenhouse. (Pictured above is baby Dill plants waiting to get planted in the field.) We'll be able to harvest... read more »

Cool August Mornings on the Farm!

Posted on August 26th, 2019
This "cold spell" in August is a visceral reminder that summer won't last forever. All of our summer crops are still doing very well, and the fall crops are looking nice in the field and in the greenhouse. (Pictured above is baby Dill plants waiting to get planted in the field.) We'll be able to harvest... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 24, 2019

Posted on August 22nd, 2019
After a few weeks of very dry weather, the rain last week and the rain forecast for this week helps out a bit. It's not the perfect "gentle, one-inch per week" rain that would make part of our job easier, but we'll take it over just scorching hot and dry or repeated pounding rains.  The farm is... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 21, 2019

Posted on August 19th, 2019
After a few weeks of very dry weather, the rain last week and the rain forecast for this week helps out a bit. It's not the perfect "gentle, one-inch per week" rain that would make part of our job easier, but we'll take it over just scorching hot and dry or repeated pounding rains.  The farm is... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 17, 2019

Posted on August 15th, 2019
Mid-August on the farm sees an abundance of fruiting crops! Beans are rolling now, and we overcame what was holding back our Summer Squash. Peppers and Tomatoes are holding steady, and we even have some Cucumbers thanks to disease-resistant varieties that we are harvesting now. This is the time... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 14, 2019

Posted on August 12th, 2019
Mid-August on the farm sees an abundance of fruiting crops! Beans are rolling now, and we overcame what was holding back our Summer Squash. Peppers and Tomatoes are holding steady, and we even have some Cucumbers thanks to disease-resistant varieties that we are harvesting now. This is the time of year... read more »

While Enjoying Summer, Fall is Growing

Posted on August 8th, 2019
It's hot and humid and the vegetables are dense right now - there's not many leafy greens that like to stay alive in this weather. But in the ground are the delights of fall. Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, and more are growing right now. It can be a challenge to keep them alive during the heat... read more »

While Enjoying Summer, Fall is Growing

Posted on August 5th, 2019
Happy August!  It's hot and humid and the vegetables are dense right now - there's not many leafy greens that like to stay alive in this weather. But in the ground are the delights of fall. Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, and more are growing right now. It can be a challenge to keep them... read more »

Dense Vegetables Time of Year

Posted on August 1st, 2019
Welcome, August! We are now in the peak of the fruiting season of a vegetable farm in central Virginia. By fruiting, we mean harvesting things with seeds inside of them: Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Beans, and Watermelon are happiest this time of year on our farm. (We wish that Summer Squash and Cucumbers,... read more »