Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm
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Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm

picking brussels sprouts

Posted on October 15th, 2019
Chilly mornings, numb fingers while we harvest in the fog. Sunshine breaks through and we feel like kings and queens as we warm up in the golden light.  read more »

picking brussels sprouts

Posted on October 11th, 2019
We've got a beautiful crop of brussels sprouts this year and we're excited to send them your way. The key to cooking brussels sprouts is high heat and a relatively short cooking time.  Try roasting, pan-searing, shaving, or check out this last-minute appetizer: crispy brussels sprout chips. They're... read more »

cold weather greens

Posted on October 8th, 2019
Seth is loving the harvest from our gorgeous field of kale, collards, cabbage, and brussels sprouts. These incredible plants keep on going despite the hard frost we had on Friday night. In fact, their flavors get even better and sweeter as the temperatures get colder.  read more »

cabbage, kale, collards! ooolala!

Posted on October 4th, 2019
We love these cold hardy crops- keeping us healthy, still eating our greens throughout these colder months.  read more »

Young Ginger

Posted on October 1st, 2019
Most of us know ginger as a thick-skinned, fibrous and spicy root that's imported from far away places. This fresh "young" ginger that we grow is juicy and plump, with a pink blush. It's tender enough to eat raw in salads, and it has an almost translucent skin that doesn’t need peeling. We... read more »

Teamwork makes the dream work

Posted on September 24th, 2019
Our crew works seamlessly together as we clip each winter squash off the vine, buff off the dirt, and windrow them into piles for pick up. Morale is high because we see that the crop is beautiful, and we all feel the significance of this important food that we can put into storage and continue to eat... read more »

Heavy Harvest Time

Posted on September 17th, 2019
We're harvesting every day now, bringing in big bins of winter squash, carrots, beets, radishes, and turnips. Later this week we'll start sweet potatoes. We wash and store everything carefully so we can continue to eat good good food through the cold months of November, December, and January.  read more »

Shoulder Season

Posted on September 10th, 2019
It's a beautiful, fleeting moment while we still have abundant tomatoes, sweet peppers, and watermelons, but the winter squash and root vegetables are starting to come in strong too. Still summer, not yet fall, so lovely.  read more »

Cover crops

Posted on September 3rd, 2019
When we finish harvesting vegetables from a bed, we plant cover crops of oats and peas, rye and vetch, or clover. This holds nutrients in place and builds organic matter in the soil for future healthy crops.  read more »