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Farm Happenings at Mike's Garden Harvest

Farm Happenings for July 15, 2024 Week 2 - Keeping the beet

Posted on July 13th, 2024
So, we are trying something a bit different.   This is for all you gardening geeks out there :-)   Beets are among my favorite vegetables. So delicious. Love the earthy flavour. Beet greens...are also very delicious in a salad and so incredibly healthy. You can almost taste the1 read more »

Farm Happenings for July 8, 2024 - another adventure!

Posted on July 6th, 2024
Well they say you shouldn't count your chickens before they are hatched and I suppose then it could also be said that you can't count your tomatoes and peppers before they are grown :-)   That being said, we are off to a very good start in our second year with Greenhouse #2.  Not sur1 read more »

Farm Happenings for October 16, 2023 - Week 16, The Pumpkin Edition

Posted on October 14th, 2023
And here we are...the last week of the season. Phews! It has certainly been a good one. Can't believe this never ending fall. No frost as of yet which certainly allowed us to harvest in abundance and so nice to keep those beet tops on for folk. To be able to offer lovely chard and peppers right thr1 read more »

Farm Happenings for October 9, 2023 - The Thanksgiving Edition

Posted on October 7th, 2023
Ack...this didn't save :-(  Ugh!  A happy Thanksgiving. Will write this again. read more »

Farm Happenings for October 2, 2023 - The 'Unexpected' edition

Posted on September 30th, 2023
It seems that every year, there is a crop or two that goes really well, a crop that is less than great...and then there is that one that does something that is well....unexpected. This year's 'Unexpected Award' goes to the lovely row of Romanesco broccoli that we are apparently growing. The first c1 read more »

Farm Happenings for September 25, 2023 - The Celebrating Summer Edition

Posted on September 23rd, 2023
For those of you who haven't heard it, this is typically when we gather around and Mike tells his infamous 'Bean Story'. It is a core story to the life of the farm because it really has dictated who we are, why we are at 436 River Road and the direction we are going. 12 years ago now, I was working1 read more »

Farm Happenings for September 18, 2023 - The Tomatillo Edition

Posted on September 16th, 2023
In honor of our field team who come from Jalisco, Mexico who are celebrating "El Grito de la Independencia,"  we are show casing our tomatilloes :-) The tomatillo is actually indigenous to that part of Mexico so there was an added enthusiasm when it came time to harvest. A little bit of h1 read more »

Farm Happenings for September 11, 2023 - The Eggplant Edition

Posted on September 9th, 2023
The Author of Creation is not without an element of whimsy. You only have to people watch at an airport to notice that.  The same is true in the field.  It intrigues me, that while each plant gets the very same start and is planted within its group at the essentially the very same...there1 read more »

Farm Happenings for September 4, 2023 - the kale edition

Posted on September 2nd, 2023
When it comes to nutrition, the gals just seem to know stuff.   If i am experiencing one health issue or another and do a Google search, there's typically a diet change recommended.  Sure enough, when I go to work at the airport and I scope out all the married guys as they eat their1 read more »