Farm Happenings at Jade Family Farm
Back to farm profile

Farm Happenings at Jade Family Farm

the price I pay

Posted on July 18th, 2020
There is a story associated with these chickens which will be quite amusing in a few months or years, but I'm afraid it will have to wait.   read more »

Doin' the wave

Posted on July 12th, 2020
Pictured above is our superstar cabbage harvester, Ella, proudly posing in front of her handiwork, the second wave of cabbage.  Actually she did have some help-- its a lot of cabbage to harvest by one's self-- but they declined to be in the picture.  We have about 10 employees now at the peak... read more »

view from the barn roof

Posted on July 4th, 2020
Riddle of the week: what do you get when you cross a gourmet chef with a pirate? Keep reading for the answer! Sometimes I like to sit on the peak of the barn roof for a few hours in the evening and look out over the farm.  Gives one a different perspective.  Even better is to climb the Tuscarora... read more »

a midsummer's night dream about peas

Posted on June 21st, 2020
Pictured above is a "Tokyo Bekana" cabbage that didn't get harvested in time, now exploding in an unruly riot of growth and color.  Pretty, no?  Sometimes there is a tension between what we as growers want a plant to do and what the plant wants to do.  This wasn't a problem with the peas. ... read more »

a strange sense of calm

Posted on June 14th, 2020
Good morning! It's a bizarre contrast, reading the morning news and seeing the disturbing images contained therein, while at the same time being serenaded by exuberant birdsong (just after dawn) or crickets (nighttime) and enjoying the spectacular sight of fireflies against the darker woods (night)... read more »

which hand has the kohlrabi in it?

Posted on June 6th, 2020
Hello!  Well, last week's delivery went better than the first week-- which wasn't hard-- hopefully all the kinks are worked out now.  I'm going to write only a very short farm update his week as I am eager-- almost desperate-- to plant the winter squash today, and still need to get the field... read more »

strange friends, indeed!

Posted on May 30th, 2020
Years ago, a good friend of mine wrote a book.  It was a dense volume dealing with some arcane matter of jurisprudence, so he didn't expect me to read it, but he was very proud of the introduction, which he had me read twice.  Mistakes, he said, were strange friends-- never welcome at the time,... read more »

Some Green Things

Posted on May 23rd, 2020
Here it is-- the first delivery of the season.  The above photo is of our pea patch.  The peas are about two weeks behind schedule, due to a very cold April and most of May.  Will they catch up and yield well?  Or will they flower prematurely and give us a short crop?  And what... read more »

This is the last delivery of the season

Posted on October 20th, 2019
Pictured above is the view from our farm, the lovely Tuscarora mountain in all its fall glory on a misty, drizzly morning.  This is probably my favorite time of year, but it does mean, alas, that the growing season is about over and with it Summer's bounty.  This week is the last delivery. ... read more »