Farm Happenings at Potomac Vegetable Farms
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Farm Happenings at Potomac Vegetable Farms

Week 11: Soggy But Safe

Posted on August 5th, 2020
If you haven't signed up for the Autumn Share yet, now is the time. Just go into your account and register. We are starting to plant our fall crops and it helps to know how many CSA members we will be feeding!  We never like a hurricane, and the very idea of a tornado fills us with horror. But... read more »

Week 10: Farewell to Leafy Greens, Hello Micro-Greens

Posted on July 29th, 2020
We have had a lot of questions about the earlybird sign up credit that folks were not seeing reflected in their accounts. Everyone who paid in full by April 15 has now received a $25 credit on their account. This credit can be used toward any extras you might want to purchase. You can add these... read more »

Week 9: Onion Harvest

Posted on July 22nd, 2020
We reach a steady stream of milestones throughout the season--the first seeds in the ground, the last frost, planting the last onions by the end of April, pulling garlic by July 4. The cycle is predictable and filled with uncertainty at the same time. Weather is rarely perfectly cooperative. Onions... read more »

Week 8: Half Way Through the Summer Season and Tomatoes Are On The Horizon

Posted on July 15th, 2020
We have gotten a few questions about substitutions in our pre-packed/delivery shares. We always do our best to fill your orders as planned. Farming is a very fluid life, and so sometimes what is in the fields is not what we expected, or what is in the cooler is not as we planned, or another farmer can't... read more »

Week 7: Plants Love This Swampy Weather

Posted on July 6th, 2020
This week's newsletter, Farm Notes, is all about community and farming, farming as a community, and the community of our farm. Be sure to read the inspiring stories. We are starting earlier in the day and ending before the peak heat of the late afternoon. The humidity has been intense, and the plants... read more »

Week 6: And now it is really summer.

Posted on June 28th, 2020
It is Fourth of July weekend, but we are business as usual. The CSA will run normal hours, the Roadside Stands are open, and we will be at all our usual markets. The other day Ciara was looking at our first tomatoes in the field --she said she was just LOOKING--when an almost ripe cherry tomato fell... read more »

Week 5: Summer's Slow Start

Posted on June 24th, 2020
A new Farm Notes is online! In this issue we talk about how we rest and recharge. Early summer. At this point in the season we are mostly focused on weeds and pest control, but hovering on the edge of peak season. The leafy food has come in with abundance, but the fruiting plants, those ones that... read more »

CSA Week 4: Summer Solstice

Posted on June 17th, 2020
A note about add-ons: Flowers, eggs, herb shares, and culture shares are only for those who are scheduled to pick them up that week. Check your label. If it lists your add-ons, go ahead and pick them up. If it does not, please do not take them. If something seems amiss, please contact us. The longest... read more »

CSA Week 3: Mid-June Happenings

Posted on June 14th, 2020
Our bi-weekly newsletter, Farm Notes, is online! Read why racial justice matters to our farm. Our first newsletter of the season didn't make it out to the world. Please do take a look and meet your farmers! You can always find our past newsletters online. A note about add-ons: Flowers, eggs, herb... read more »