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Gravel Road Farm News July 16th, 2021

Posted on July 16th, 2021 by Brigid Ferkett

It looks like beautiful weather for the market tomorrow. North Main Street is OPEN! After months of being closed, the whole town is excited to have that part of town back again. Remember that our market takes place at our special construction location, on Fulton Street across from the Kwik Trip in the old Midtown Motors lot. There is parking adjacent to the market but you could park on Main street and walk down too. There are many other vendors with many great items, like corn and blueberries!

These warm days and cool nights are just what farmers love. With the 3 inches of rain on Wednesday we are looking good around the farm. The sheep are doing great, rotating around the edges of our pastures. We usually graze them around the perimeter using portable net fencing and a portable solar powered charger and then after the hay field regrows, we move them around those areas. 

The flower field looks beautiful this time of year, with all the colors out in full bloom. Making bouquets is enjoyable each week when there are so many colors to work with. We have been preparing 3 new smaller beds up near our farmhouse to plant some more perennial cut flowers. In order to turn sod into plantable areas, we till it up multiple times during the beginning and middle of the season. We will plant them soon so that they can get established before winter. 

We are trying to enjoy the summer season as much as we can. It is so fleeting! We hope you are able to enjoy this season with your loved ones too. 

Market List: parsley, basil, cilantro, kale, kohlrabi, onions, salad, turnips, garlic, scapes, cucumbers, zucchini

Flower bouquets

Sunflower bunches

Grass fed lamb cuts

SAVE THE DATE! Flower Bar- August 15th-Articipation Week Kick Off. IN WAUPACA, NEAR THE REC CENTER----Make your own bouquet from all the great flowers in season that week. On the horizon: fresh carrots, eggplants, peppers, tomatillos, green beans.