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Farm Happenings at Mike's Garden Harvest

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 »

Farm Happenings for August 28, 2023 - The Gift

Posted on August 26th, 2023
So where to begin... I do know that I can't tell you what it is....yet.  But what I can tell you, if I am being totally honest with you is that over the past 10 years I have made a lot of farming/business mistakes.  The field is a brutally honest mirror and this is the time of year, if yo1 read more »

Farm Happenings for August 21, 2023 - The Onion edition

Posted on August 19th, 2023
It was Geert Hofstede and other interculturalists have proposed the metaphor of an 'onion' to describe cultural phenomenon. No matter what color an onion is on the outside, we are not sure what is inside. Only by peeling off layer by layer can we discover what is at the core. The farming exper1 read more »