Farm Happenings at Rare Earth Farm
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Farm Happenings at Rare Earth Farm

Summer's Coming!

Posted on February 4th, 2021
What a great and rare opportunity to spend time at my desk inside the comforts of my office. Outside another blizzard is stirring, and it looks like we're in for another whooping!  Just as I got everything tidied up from last weeks storm a fresh blanket is being laid down to dig out of when... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 29, 2020

Posted on October 23rd, 2020
Spinach is a favored leafy green that performs so much better in colder weather. The weather these last few days has been ideal for growing spinach but not so ideal for harvesting and post harvest cleaning. We harvested this morning in a steady rain with the temperature hovering at 45 degrees. Not quite... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 15, 2020

Posted on October 9th, 2020
Greetings everyone! Got our garlic planted this week.  The featured picture above is a homemade contraption we use for planting the garlic. This was a pretty exciting event being we weren't able to plant in the fall the last two years due to an overly wet October and November. Now that it's... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 1, 2020

Posted on September 25th, 2020
Winter squash harvesting and washing is the one annual task that reminds us all that the growing season is coming to its finale. Many of the long term fall harvested crops have been tended to all summer in hopes for a good fall harvest. There's plenty of winter squash this year to share with you, however... read more »

The Best Time of the Year is Now!

Posted on September 4th, 2020
September is one of the greatest times of the year for farmers. All the planning and caring for the crops throughout the season finally come to a final fruition. When you see all the produce harvested and ready to sell, or in our case distribution to our CSA member it's a sensational feeling of mission... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 3, 2020

Posted on August 28th, 2020
Here's a normal Wednesday on the pack line getting ready for a Thursday delivery. Each box is individually packed by one person. As the packer goes down the line they place each item that's on the label into the container. Seeing all the produce on the line after spending the whole week harvesting is... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 27, 2020

Posted on August 21st, 2020
You say tomatoes, I say tomattos! However you pronounce them they're starting to ripen and they look fabulous. Tomatoes will be in your weekly shares most likely until the first frost possibly longer. Tomatoes are grown world wide with thousands of varieties to choose from. I like trial new ones every... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 20, 2020

Posted on August 14th, 2020
Tomato harvest is on the rise. The cherry tomatoes are ripening and we've been picking steady. The slicing tomatoes are starting to blush but it's most likely going to be a couple more weeks before picking those begin. Also this week we harvested garlic. It's going to be another week or two to dry and... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 13, 2020

Posted on August 7th, 2020
This week we began harvesting the first of our onions. All the different onion varieties seeded back in March are now telling us its time to get them out of the field and into our drying building. There's still a considerable amount of work left to collect, bring them inside, clean them up, and then... read more »