Farm Happenings at Flat Tack & Sprout and Blossom Farm
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Farm Happenings at Flat Tack & Sprout and Blossom Farm

Farm Happenings for September 17, 2021

Posted on September 13th, 2021
What's New? Tomatoes for Days! Typically in farming high temperatures are a blessing. However, this year's excessive heat seems to have added enough stress to put off the ripening process until the last couple of weeks. As such, we are very nearly swimming in tomatoes now!  We also have tomato... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 10, 2021

Posted on September 7th, 2021
What's New? It's fresh hop season! Three years ago we planted these rhizomatic monsters, an assortment of Willamette, Cascade, Chinook and Nugget hops. Now, after a couple of seasons establishing themselves, we have been treated to a bountiful crop of pungent, resinous flowers. Yesterday we harvested... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 3, 2021

Posted on August 30th, 2021
WHATS UP AT THE FARM: We're slowing down a bit with planting as we get closer and closer to fall.  The days get shorter and the time frame to get crops sown/planted narrows.  As we hit our last 10 hours of light per day also called the Persephone Period (at the beginning of November), crops... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 27, 2021

Posted on August 24th, 2021
It almost feels like fall is upon us!  The cool evenings and cloudy mornings are a nice reprieve from the hot, dry summer we've been having.  Some of the pumpkins and winter squash are almost ready to harvest?!  In August...  So early!  There are lots of new items available this... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 20, 2021

Posted on August 16th, 2021
New this week- CORN! It’s sweet corn time, woo hoo! We planted a new plot this season with sweet corn varieties, dry beans, winter squash, pumpkins and Fava beans. We use a method of companion planting called the Three Sisters that is a traditional Indigenous farming practice. It combines plant... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 13, 2021

Posted on August 10th, 2021
We’re in for another hot week! You may be wondering how we deal with these hot days while working outdoors. Well… Water- lots of water! Coconut water, sparkling water, watermelon, our delicious well water, electrolyte water, frozen water in the form of popsicles, smoothies, salads, running... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 6, 2021

Posted on August 2nd, 2021
As we pass into the heart of Summer it is crunch time for farmers to get any and all remaining fall crops seeded and in the ground, that means tons of bed preparation this week! We will be busy mowing, hoeing, raking, amending, composting, seeding and planting.  What's growing? This time of... read more »

Farm Happening'a for July 26

Posted on July 26th, 2021
Can you believe that in less than a week it's going to be August! Time certainly is flying here at the farm and this will mark week 12 of shares. We started a bit earlier this season with the offering of Spring Salad Shares. This is the time in our season when we are planting out the last of our fall... read more »

Farm Happening's July 19th

Posted on July 19th, 2021
This past week we harvested all 6 rows of our garlic. It went way quicker than expected thanks to Kelly's friends that are visiting, some volunteers and the whole crew! We've got a mix of softneck, hardneck, elephant garlic and shallots. We will be using the softneck to make garlic braids, hardneck is... read more »