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Farm Happenings at Mike's Garden Harvest

Farm Happenings for October 19, 2021 - The Fall Finale

Posted on October 17th, 2021
This is the first morning that actually feels like there is fall in the air.  I did a walk to check my squash counts. It was wet, cold and the air was clear. Quite beautiful with all the colors. This, as you know is the final week of our 16 week summer/fall season CSA season. It was an experienced... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 12, 2021 - And the Beat goes on and on..and..

Posted on October 9th, 2021
Over the past weeks we have talked about the many parts that make the operation whole.  The membership that helps fund, the staff and volunteers that lean in and the farm dog who keeps an ever watchful eye. With the potato harvest being front and centre now would be a good time to shine a light... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 5, 2021 - an ode to the farm dog

Posted on October 2nd, 2021
You will see at least one on every farm you go to.  Typically they are the first to greet you. Sometimes friendly and sometimes..well not so much.  Much like myself in that regard...lol. Seemingly part wild and part domestic I speak of course of the farm dog.   They play an important... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 28, 2021 - A message in a mushroom.

Posted on September 25th, 2021
I looked out my window Friday morning and there it was. Grown by the light of this week's full moon. I've only seen one once before, years ago now and this one was huge. Freaky huge. Like some alien life form had landed and taken residence.  Compelled, I walked up to it slowly and just stared... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 21, 2021 - the week that was

Posted on September 18th, 2021
Well...  THAT happened.   What a week!! First I decide to get creative and ambitious with the share contents and we elect to offer up a wider than ususal selection of herbs during the dog end part of the season for them. THEN, I compound the felony by deciding it would be nice to include... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 14, 2021 The Hot and 'Spicy&Spicy' edition

Posted on September 11th, 2021
As this September evokes some new routines for many of us, it is only prudent that we change the menu up a little bit :-)  Just like it is with students in the classroom, a farmer will tell you that every vegetable has its' own personality.  Radishes are the 'fast aquaintances', Lettuce is... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 7, 2021 - 'Some say tomato, others say pomodoro'

Posted on September 4th, 2021
Not a common sight in this part of the world, but last night, here at the farm, I watched one of our gardeners happily carrying out her harvest which was artfully balanced on her head. She is African ofcourse. I found myself musing, "I know about people but I wonder where all of our vegetables have originated... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 31, 2021 - The story of La Tomatina

Posted on August 28th, 2021
It was the summer of 1945 in Bunol, Spain. A group of young men attending the Giants and Big Head figures parade filled with ..lets call it 'enthusiasm'.  Six years of war was at a near end and there was an energy and excitement that was overflowing.  One of these young men bumped another in... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 24, 2021 - A summer's dance

Posted on August 21st, 2021
One of the resolutions that was made going into this season was that an extra effort would be made to celebrate the milestones as they presented themselves.  To this end, I am both proud and sad to say that we are losing some very, very special people who have spent the majority of their summer... read more »