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

Shade Cloth Up!

Posted on June 29th, 2022
This past week we installed shade cloth on most of our tunnels to help our plants beat the heat. Shade cloth comes in different densities that helps reduce the temperature inside our tunnels by blocking some sunlight and absorbing some of the heat from in the tunnels. Since we have so many hours of1 read more »

Drought year two?

Posted on June 22nd, 2022
This week on the farm we're growing concerned that we may have another year of drought. Last year was tough on a lot of farms; so much so that the Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering drought relief reimbursements where specialty crop growers (that's us) and livestock farmers can be reim1 read more »

The New High Tunnel is DONE!

Posted on June 15th, 2022
One of the biggest projects we've tackled on our farm is the construction of a 30'x95' high tunnel that we purchased with assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS is a branch of the USDA and has programs that help farme1 read more »

Meet our 2022 Farm Crew!

Posted on June 8th, 2022
Our small farm employs a small crew of farm hands each season to help us with almost everything we do on the farm. From weeding, to transplanting to pruning, to packing CSA shares and selling at our market stand, our farm hands do it all. They are an integral part of our farm and we really couldn't1 read more »

Weeding Season Begins!

Posted on June 1st, 2022
One of the best investments we made last season was our Tilmor walk behind tractor. We use this walk behind tractor to precisely cultivate a variety of crops. This helps us reduce the amount of hand weeding we have to do so we're freed up to grow more food. Now that we're solidly in weeding season1 read more »