Farm Happenings at Cedar Crate Farm
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Farm Happenings at Cedar Crate Farm

Cleaning Up The Winter Tunnel

Posted on November 30th, 2022
The winter tunnel was cut a little short this year due to consistent below average cold the week before Thanksgiving. This is always one of the risks and challenges with winter growing and, more broadly, farming in general. Luckily, we were able to harvest and store some baby cabbages, kohlrabi, and... read more »

Keeping On In the Winter Tunnel

Posted on November 16th, 2022
This is the time of year where things really slow down on the farm both in terms of growing plants but also work needing to be done on the farm. The main bit of farm work we're doing now is our daily tunnel chores which include doing a crop check, removing our frost protection and assessing how long... read more »

Season End Projects & Improvements

Posted on November 1st, 2022
Our late fall season is filled with projects with everything from pulling up landscape fabric, to cleaning and organizing supplies that we will reuse next season. This week we're working on our caterpillar tunnels. We've been lucky this fall with quite a few really nice days so that we could make some... read more »

Garlic Planted!

Posted on October 19th, 2022
This past week we were able to get next seasons garlic planted amidst snow flurries and windy, chilly weather. It was the perfect end cap to our 2022 planting season as we are truly done planting for the year now that the garlic is in the ground. It might surprise you to learn that we plant our garlic... read more »

Winter Tunnel is Looking Good!

Posted on October 12th, 2022
We're eagerly anticipating our first ever winter shares here on the farm and we are very pleased with how our winter tunnel looks! Our winter tunnel is full of cold tolerant crops including kohlrabi, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, arugula & winter greens, radish and spinach. Based on our trials the... read more »

First Frost of 2022

Posted on September 30th, 2022
We've had our first frost of fall 2022 here on the farm this past week. The first frost makes for some big changes on the farm and marks the beginning of the end of the season. Warm weather crops like basil, tomatoes, peppers, & green beans do not survive the frost and are done for the season while... read more »

Saying Goodbye to Caitlyn

Posted on September 24th, 2022
This week we said goodbye to Caitlyn who's been an integral part of our farm for 3 seasons. Caitlyn started working with us in 2020 with a goal of learning how to farm so that she could one day start her own farm. She was with us through the pandemic, as we built our new pack shed and as we welcomed... read more »

Planting the Last Seeds of 2022

Posted on September 17th, 2022
It's official: we're finally done planting for the 2022 season with one exception. On Friday we planted the last seeds of this season into our large tunnel. Crops included spinach, radish, arugula and our greens mix. We won't be harvesting these until the second half of October and they're crops where... read more »

Peak Tomatoes & U of MN Tomato Study on Our Farm

Posted on September 9th, 2022
This week we picked tomatoes. Lots of em! You've probably seen a couple emails from us regarding bulk orders of tomatoes. Peak tomato season is upon us and while we have been picking hundreds of pounds of tomatoes the past few weeks, it's looking like we will only keep that pace for about two more weeks. There... read more »