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

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 »

Donating beets & what we do with excess produce.

Posted on September 3rd, 2022
Our beet crop this year has been extremely bountiful. So much so that many of our beets have gotten to a point where they are extremely large. Our taste tests in our own kitchen have shown us that the large beets are just as good as a normal sized beet but they are difficult to sell and manage and we... read more »

Digging Potatoes!

Posted on August 24th, 2022
This week we've started digging our fall and winter potatoes. We've had our early potatoes available for over a month now and are nearly out of our red potato and our yukon gold potatoes. This year we were able to source some fingerling seed potato so we're excited that our fingerling potatoes are back... read more »

More Cover Crops!

Posted on August 20th, 2022
A little over a month ago I wrote a farm happening about seeding cover crops and their many benefits to our farm. Well, that cover crop has reached the stage where it needs to be "terminated" which is a somewhat aggressive way of saying that we need to work that cover crop into our soil before it forms... read more »

Curing Garlic

Posted on August 13th, 2022
One of the things we love about growing garlic is that it stores for SO long once properly cured. It may sound complicated but curing garlic is basically just letting the garlic rest and dry out for around 2 weeks so that the outer layers of garlic dry and form a tight wrap around the plant itself. Our... read more »

Gearing Up For Fall and Winter!

Posted on July 30th, 2022
It might seem crazy to be talking about fall and winter right before another heat wave but our planning and planting for fall and winter has already begun! As you probably expect, our planning for each season starts months ahead of time so that all of your favorite fall and winter vegetables are ready... read more »

Maintaining Farm-Life Balance

Posted on July 20th, 2022
It probably comes as no surprise that our summers are really busy filled with long days and a really busy schedule. Some of our farmer friends consistently work really long nights, especially before market days. Lara and I realized early on that if we didn't take steps to maintain our farm-life balance... read more »

Planting Cover Crops

Posted on July 13th, 2022
This week we planted cover crops on some of our fields. Cover crops are a crop or mix of crops that are planted with out the intent to harvest them. Instead, the crop is left to grow until either just before it makes its seeds or before a cash crop is about to be planted. There are a ton of different... read more »

Don't miss out on Garlic Scapes - The 2 BEST Ways to Use Scapes!

Posted on July 6th, 2022
Garlic Scapes are one of the best hidden gems of the summer. For those unfamiliar, a garlic scape is the flower stem of the garlic plant. Each garlic plant puts out one scape. The garlic scape season is fleeting and lasts for only around 2 weeks so don't miss out on this early summer treat! Garlic Scapes... read more »