Farm Happenings at Farmer Joe's Gardens
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Farm Happenings at Farmer Joe's Gardens

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 9

Posted on July 23rd, 2021
Starting a field or starting a garden, and everything in-between, is a shared decision people face regardless of location, climate, or economic resources? Pests! I am not talking about the person that harvests all the blueberries and returns to the kitchen with an empty bucket and a purple tongue.I... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 10

Posted on July 16th, 2021
I have tears in my eyes as I tell you what I did around the farm today. Today I plowed under another zucchini field. It is the fourth field I have declared a total loss this year so far. Connecticut's Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 50% of the entire state's vegetable crops were destroyed... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 11

Posted on July 9th, 2021
I am writing this while the rain continues outside. I did ask for rain, and nothing compares to the positives of natural rain for the crops. Tropical storm Elsa is visiting, and we are getting rain. Wonder what too much rain does around the farm? The farm team is making jokes about watching the farm... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 12

Posted on July 1st, 2021
Having a heatwave... a tropical heatwave... the temperature is rising... it isn't surprising... name that movie? White Christmas. It doesn't feel like Christmas in July - but the movie Independence Day didn't have as catchy of a song in it. I've been preparing for my annual good agricultural practices... read more »