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Farm Happenings at Farmer Joe's Gardens

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 4

Posted on August 25th, 2022
I grew 27 types of tomatoes this year. Do I have a favorite farm-fresh tomato? Wine grape farmers love their grapes as each one has unique flavors and uses. I think of tomatoes the same way. Varieties may look the same when you pick them off the plant. I select plants that will generate that beaut1 read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 5

Posted on August 18th, 2022
We measured our first rainfall in two months. We got about one-half of one-tenth of an inch of rain. I could use about 6 inches of rain to stabilize the crops and support the water table. We can't get all the rain at once. It would do the trick if it rained about one inch every other day. The plant1 read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 6

Posted on August 11th, 2022
2007 brought our first electric-powered vehicles to our farm. I watched my help and my family pulling fully loaded carts, easily weighing more than 300lb, around acres of our greenhouses. The strongest in our crews could manage 2 carts at a time. We work seven days a week and very long days. It is1 read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 7

Posted on August 5th, 2022
Which do you prefer - white or brown eggs? There are more chickens on Earth than there are people. With nearly 19 billion chickens around, that means there are a lot of eggs! There are two main types of chickens - egg-laying and broilers. Broilers are raised for meat and may still lay eggs. We grow1 read more »