Farm Happenings at Meadowlark Community Farm
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Farm Happenings at Meadowlark Community Farm

Summer Share: Week 15

Posted on September 6th, 2019
September is here, and we've reached week 15 of our 20 week Summer CSA season. Woohoo! The produce is starting to feel more autumnal each day, with cabbage and broccoli loving the cool weather. We'll be harvesting potatoes this week and will be starting winter squash harvest once there is room in the... read more »

Summer Share: Week 14

Posted on August 30th, 2019
Happy Labor Day weekend!  With September on it's way, I want to extend an invitation to all of our CSA members, friends, and neighbors to our Fall Harvest Party on Sunday, September 22nd. For the fourth year in a row, Hearthside Chariot will be here making wood-fired pizzas with our veggies. We... read more »

Summer Share: Week 13

Posted on August 23rd, 2019
This week, we completed one of our last field plantings for the year. Head lettuce and kohlrabi were transplanted, and we direct seeded spinach and salad mix. We'll be seeding cover crops today and are planning our fall plantings in the hoophouse. Potato harvest will be here soon! We are still baffled... read more »

Summer Share: Week 12

Posted on August 17th, 2019
It seems like this week is the peak of summer produce - watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet corn, and tomatoes. The shares will be heavy this week!  In our kitchen, we're turning our minds toward preserving the harvest. We've frozen sweet corn and started to preserve tomatoes. We freeze roasted tomatoes... read more »

Summer Share: Week 11

Posted on August 10th, 2019
We have passed the halfway point of the summer CSA season - week 11 of 20. I read somewhere that August is the Sunday of summer, but August is only the Thursday of the summer CSA season! There are many more weeks of vegetables to come.  We've had another full week. All of the alliums have been... read more »

Summer Share: Week 10

Posted on August 3rd, 2019
Happy August! We are happy to arrived at the 8th month of the year. Days are shortening, and we're enjoying beautiful sunsets when we do our evening walk to close up the laying hens at night. Our flower garden is in full bloom. Monarchs, hummingbirds, and buzzing bees are enjoying the blooms. This week's... read more »

Summer Share: Week 9

Posted on July 26th, 2019
It is almost peak summer. We are getting into the swing of bulk harvests - carrots and beets this week. Next week, we'll be harvesting our garlic, with storage onion harvest not long after that. We're harvesting the first sweet onions for the share this week. These onions are fresh (not cured like storage... read more »

Summer Share: Week 8

Posted on July 19th, 2019
We hope that you have been staying cool. With this heat and humidity, you can almost watch the summer crops grow. Potatoes are flowering. Sweet corn is tasseling. Cherry tomatoes are beginning to blush. Peppers are fruiting. We're cleaning up spring crops, like the peas, and keeping up with the trellising... read more »

Summer Share: Week 7

Posted on July 13th, 2019
It sure does feel like July! It seems like we're spending 75% of our time harvesting. Strawberries are done - what a quick season! We're busy picking peas peas peas and even went through our first planting of green peas. The sugar snap peas this week have a few snow peas mixed in. They are both edible... read more »