Farm Happenings at Flying Plow Farm
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Farm Happenings at Flying Plow Farm

Farm Happenings for March 13, 2020

Posted on March 6th, 2020
'Tis the season for welcoming animals to the farm: a new flock of hens is here, and it's Flying Plow's largest to date! 400 egg-laying ladies moved into a fresh, brand-new chicken coop this week. Using the tractor, the large coop will be moved easily around the farm, giving the hens access to fresh grass... read more »

Farm Happenings for March 6, 2020

Posted on February 28th, 2020
We welcomed two new draft horses to the farm, Champ and Peanut Butter (aka Petey)! This duo will work both as a team and with Rocky, the blonde Haflinger who many of you have seen at the farm. It's almost time for our main team of Belgians, Toad and Lady, to retire. Champ and Petey will take over much... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 28, 2020

Posted on February 20th, 2020
You'll see 'Winter Kale' on the share list this week, and it should hang around for a couple of weeks. This kale is by the pound and it's from the field, so it's extra sweet. It has been through lots of frosts at this point in the winter, so you'll notice the leaves are a bit yellow around the edges.... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 21, 2020

Posted on February 14th, 2020
It has been so warm this winter that we haven't needed to cover the crops in the high tunnels. Usually if the temperature dips below 20 degrees at night we will pull row cover over the delicate lettuces, radishes, arugula, and others. Tonight the low is projected around 15, so everyone was tucked in... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 14, 2020

Posted on February 7th, 2020
Winter Share Week 10! It hardly seems possible that we've reached Week 10 of the winter share! This week we're prepping the seedling house for the first crops of the season. We are setting up heat mats and fans to get the space ready for starting onions, leeks, scallions, parsley...Pretty soon the house... read more »

Farm Happenings for February 7, 2020

Posted on January 31st, 2020
Winter Share Week 9!  This week I was fortunate to take a trip to Vermont and visit friends and family. Fresh, local greens are difficult to come by in the winter up there. It is certainly a different climate and made me remember how lucky we are to have fresh greens year-round! I am returning... read more »

Farm Happenings for January 31, 2020

Posted on January 24th, 2020
It might not look like much now, but this section of leaf-covered ground is the garlic crop for 2020! Rocky and Toad spent the past few days pulling the spreader full of leaves, mulching the garlic. The leaves do an excellent job of smothering the early spring weeds, which are one of garlic's main enemies.... read more »

Farm Happenings for January 24, 2020

Posted on January 17th, 2020
There has been some confusion about the pick up times for Bel Air now that the winter market has ended. BEL AIR pick up hours are 10 to 10:30 am for the remainder of the winter season!  We'll have bulk potato box available for another couple of weeks, and you'll notice that the item 'potatoes'... read more »

Farm Happenings for January 17, 2020

Posted on January 10th, 2020
Winter Share Week 6! This is right about the time of year when the storage crops reach the end of their road. In particular, the yellow potatoes we grew this year are beginning to sprout in storage, but they're still tasty! We have a 20 lb box available this week for $20, as a delivery extra with your... read more »