Farm Happenings at Park Ridge Organics
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Farm Happenings at Park Ridge Organics

Winter Storage Share #1

Posted on December 28th, 2018
Hello and Happy Winter...?   At the risk of sounding like a farmer, I am going to take a moment to talk about the weather.  Where is the snow?  Where are the cold temps?  We need them both!  I know it is nice to not worry about sliding off the road when you are driving. ... read more »

Late Season Share #4: Reindeer LOVE our Carrots!

Posted on December 6th, 2018
  Dear Santa, I am writing to confirm that you have ALL of the Park Ridge Organics members on your NICE LIST for this coming Christmas Season.  First of all, they like to cook and will probably be whipping up some kind of fancy cookie for you to munch on when you stop to deliver your presents. ... read more »

Late Season Share #3: Store Veggies vs Storage Veggies

Posted on November 23rd, 2018
It is getting to be that time of year when I am faced with purchasing a few veggies from the store.  I wish I could say that we live 100% off the farms veggies but that wouldn't be practical in our household.  Frances loves broccoli and I simply didn't get a chance to freeze any this summer...... read more »

Late Season Share #2: Hello Winter!

Posted on November 9th, 2018
It snowed today!  I love the smell of fresh snow.  Clean and crisp.  I won't lie...I have been waiting for the first snow to arrive and am very excited that it is here!  It makes for a very clear end to the field work.  Time to rest.   This past week, Becky and I went... read more »

Late Season Share #1: My Favorite Things!

Posted on October 26th, 2018
Sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and Apples OH MY!  Welcome to our extended season shares.  Personally I love this time of season and the veggies we harvest for the fall and winter shares.  Yes, it is LOTS of roots but roots are so versatile.  They can be used in a wide variety of... read more »

Week #20: Sign up NOW open for 2019

Posted on October 19th, 2018
Sign up for 2019 is NOW OPEN!  The 2018 harvest season has come to a close. When we started our Vegetable Share Program back in 2009, I never envisioned how productive the farm would be 10 seasons later. With 325 members this year, it was by far our biggest, busiest and best (maybe not weather... read more »

Week #19: Next Season Sign Up Opens October 25th!

Posted on October 10th, 2018
Hard to believe that there are only 2 weeks of the standard season left.  It feels like just yesterday that we were shoveling out from the mid-April snow storm!  Like all good things, the season must come to an end.   That means it is time to talk about next season.  In your... read more »

Week #18: Frost Sweetened Veggies

Posted on October 5th, 2018
The frost season is approaching.  When temps fall and frost occurs, the plants natural response is to turn starches into sugars to protect it from that frost and cold.  The result is sweeter veggies for us!  Sugar in the plant is like salt on our roadways.  The sugars make it harder... read more »

Week #17: Will Work for Food!

Posted on September 28th, 2018
At the farm, we have an amazing labor force.  They work in the hot, cold, rain, snow, mosquitoes and everything in between.  A big part of that labor force are the Worker Shares.  This season there are 12 of them and they work for food!  Each week for the entire 20 week season they... read more »