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Farm Happenings at Rare Earth Farm

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 »

Farm Happenings for August 6, 2020

Posted on July 31st, 2020
It's August and tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. At the time of authoring this edition of Happenings we just made our first sweep through the field for gold cherry tomatoes. Not getting quite as much as we'll need for the week we'll scour through the field again in a few days.  So the... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 30, 2020

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Our garlic will be harvested soon but first removing the curly seed stem shown in this weeks feature image helps to size up the bulb that's still underground. This part of the garlic plant which is typically removed is called the "scape". While we're waiting to harvest the bulb the scape can be used... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 23, 2020

Posted on July 17th, 2020
Weeds galore! One of the hardest tasks on the farm is weeding. It seems most people have a hard time putting themselves into the right state of mind enabling them to endure through this arduous but essential undertaking. What cultivating with our machinery can't catch the rest has to be done by hand.... read more »