Farm Happenings at Ridge to Reef Farm
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Farm Happenings at Ridge to Reef Farm

New Help

Posted on September 14th, 2021
This week we have been really feeling the effects of having a bit more help here on the farm. We recently welcomed Morgan and Drew to our crew and we couldn't be more happy to have their helping hands around. Already this week we have turned over a field for a new planting, weeded and mulched another... read more »

New growth

Posted on September 7th, 2021
It's always around this point in the CSA season where I start to get worried. Will we have enough crops for the final weeks? What if I don't catch a pest or disease on time and everything dies? I had the recent death of some of our zucchini plants on my mind this morning while walking around and I almost... read more »

Pineapple Dreams

Posted on August 31st, 2021
Happy Tuesday! We just got the first little bit of rain we've had in over two weeks and that's all I can think about currently. It has been exceptionally dry over here which has been causing some irrigation issues, but we're lucky to have dedicated crew members who make sure everything gets watered day... read more »

Things that make us happy

Posted on August 24th, 2021
Nate and I have been spending a lot of time recently reflecting on things that bring us joy and things that we are looking forward to in the remaining weeks of the season. We look forward to the arrival of new interns and apprentices in a few weeks, the first harvest of many new crops, and the continual... read more »

Let's talk melons

Posted on August 17th, 2021
Do you know what's really hard to grow here? Melons. And a lot of cucurbits (squash, cucumber, pumpkin, etc.) but mostly melons. There's this terrible thing us farmers are cursed with called downy mildew and it reeks absolute havoc on most varieties of melons. We have had success with growing several... read more »

Can't have flowers without any rain

Posted on August 10th, 2021
We hope everyone is staying dry today, although personally I'm getting a little impatient over here waiting for this storm to begin, we've haven't even gotten half an inch of rain yet! In order to prevent damages to some of our crops during the storm we've been busy harvesting certain crops all morning.... read more »

Sweet sweet corn

Posted on August 3rd, 2021
So remember last week when I warned you all about corn...well here it is! The first flush of sweet corn has arrived. Now don't be upset if it doesn't make it into your box this week because there is more to come, but I wanted to harvest the first bit of it that's ready before the caterpillars claim their... read more »

Things to Come...

Posted on July 27th, 2021
Preparing for the end of a season can be stressful, wondering if you have enough crops to fill the boxes, wondering if the crops you planted will survive and produce at the necessary rates, but amidst all of this anxiety there is also a lot of hope and joy. I love every Tuesday when I get to walk around... read more »

Variety

Posted on July 20th, 2021
Happy Tuesday! This week we are busy planning out the remainder of our season and thinking of ways to continue to provide our members with variety and abundance. This week while doing my weekly inventory for our shares, I was overcome with gratitude for the variety of crops we are producing currently.... read more »