Farm Happenings at River Road Farm
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Farm Happenings at River Road Farm

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2021

Posted on August 30th, 2021
We find ourselves in a bittersweet moment as the 2021 season comes to a close. Today during our harvest and pack activities Kelsey and I reflected on the highs and lows of the past couple of months. There is a lot of reward that comes from growing vegetables to feed families, but the brightest moments... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 25, 2021

Posted on August 23rd, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we have come to make a very difficult decision for the farm. We will need to end our CSA season early. September 1st will be the last box for the 2021 season. Our farm has survived two major floods in our 9 year existence. After each of those impacts we were able to regroup... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 4, 2021

Posted on August 2nd, 2021
Tomatoes are here! Those lovely red globes of gloriousness will adorn your boxes this week, as will the first heads of garlic and snap beans. The sweet corn ears have silks showing, so shouldn't be long now. Enjoy! read more »

Farm Happenings for July 21, 2021

Posted on July 19th, 2021
The drought continues and we are sweating it over here. Each week comes with uncertainty whether we will have anything to put in the boxes. Luckily, something new appears and we pull it off. Here come the cucumbers! We really like the white variety for its consistency and flavor. They should pair well... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 14, 2021

Posted on July 12th, 2021
Love up those carrots cause this will be the last of them until September. Bell peppers are right on the horizon. In about two weeks we can look forward to snap beans. Even though we've received a modest amount of rainfall the past few weeks we are notably still in a draught. The dry conditions are making... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 30, 2021

Posted on June 28th, 2021
We finally got all 500 tomatoes pruned and strung inside the greenhouses. Hopefully by August they will be six feet tall and loaded with bright red juicy tomatoes. Just in time for BLT season. The potatoes are ready for a hilling and the corn is already knee high, ahead of the fourth of July. This week's... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 23, 2021

Posted on June 21st, 2021
Rain, wonderful rain. When the rain comes it means Todd gets to be with family in the evenings. Because we have to haul water from a pond to the sprinkler sites, countless hours are spent each night in a faint attempt to keep our crops alive. There is nothing that compares to a good old fashioned soaker... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 16, 2021

Posted on June 14th, 2021
We hope everyone is enjoying the heat and getting out to the beaches. Now that school is out Team Rothe is fully assembled with the addition of Hans and Kelsey to the team. This week we are harvesting a lot of the same vegetables that you received in last week's box. This will be the last bag of spinach... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 9, 2021

Posted on June 8th, 2021
Whoo hoo! The first box of the 2021 season is ready tomorrow. Given that it continues to be a rather challenging Spring, there will be a few change- ups from the usual arrangement. This week's box will not have radishes or salad turnips due to flea beetle infestation. So, instead, you will get baby carrots,... read more »