Farm Happenings at Persephone Market Garden
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Farm Happenings at Persephone Market Garden

Mid November -- snow and quiet

Posted on November 16th, 2021
Colder, snowy days usher in a quieter time of year here on the farm. The crops are all harvested from the field. Now the sheep will have their turn to enjoy the rest of the leafy greens! Fortunately, we brought in many bushels of produce first! We have a great variety of items in the Farm Stand this... read more »

Farm Happenings for November 12, 2021

Posted on November 8th, 2021
My apologies for technical challenges last week with the farm stand! I had set the minimum order to $25 and so folks weren't able to complete their order. This week, the minimum is set to $15. Though with the great selection of veg available, you'll have a hard time keeping orders that small! :) As... read more »

November arrives

Posted on November 1st, 2021
November 1st is halfway between the autumn equinox (September 21) and the winter solstice (December 21). So we are now entering the darkest time of the year. I hope you had sunny summer days and are therefore in the mood for some quieter (?) days. It's a great time for hot tea and hot soups. The garden... read more »

Week 20 -- Last week of summer CSA season!

Posted on October 25th, 2021
This is the last week of our summer CSA season! Did you discover something new? Get reacquainted with something you haven't had in a while? I will be sending out a short survey in the next few weeks -- your insights are vital to me in planning the next season. We still have lots of varied leafy greens,... read more »

Week 19 -- Autumn has arrived

Posted on October 18th, 2021
After weeks of very warm weather, cooler weather has arrived! Some of the cilantro and lettuce actually bolted last week -- that means it started flowering. This isn't unusual in the heat of the summer (like June and July), but is pretty unusual for October. Cooler temperatures are great for most of... read more »

Week 18 -- Radicchio!

Posted on October 11th, 2021
A few folks have been asking...how many more weeks? Three including this one! We go right to the end of October to make it a total of 20 weeks! And the garden is just amazing -- warm weather and sufficient rain mean the fall crops are thriving! So much to choose from. Including radicchio -- we are participating... read more »

Week 17 -- Thanksgiving

Posted on October 4th, 2021
This coming weekend is Thanksgiving. A good time to pause and express gratitude. For a growing season, that despite early challenges of drought and frost, has been generous and bountiful. For the soil that nurtured the plants, even in times of drought. For the rains that came in time for crops to thrive.... read more »

Week 16 -- Happy Hens

Posted on September 27th, 2021
Earlier this summer, my brother gave us an old trailer base and helped us build a mobile hen house. Since July, the girls have been enjoying their days on pasture. About once per week, we use the tractor to move their house to fresh pasture. Our flock includes a colourful mix of breeds, including Rhode... read more »

Week 15 -- TOMATOES

Posted on September 20th, 2021
It's tomato time! The roma/paste/plum tomatoes are at their peak this week. If you want to put any up for winter, now is the time! They are available in 5lb and 10lb bags. Monday looks to be the last summery day for the season. Just in time too, with autumn arriving on the equinox on the 21st! But... read more »