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

Early Frost

Posted on September 20th, 2020
Frost came two weeks earlier than usual this year. Typically the river valley fog protects our crops from an early frost, but this year it's been so dry that there is no fog to cloak our fields and keep them warm at night. Many of the crops we have out in the field at this point are frost hardy (kale,... read more »

Transitions

Posted on September 14th, 2020
As we savor the last of our ripe tomatoes, we plant our final successions of cold hardy greens that will feed us through the winter. We feel a mix sadness and joy during these transition weeks. We're not ready for summer to end, but we feel a sense of pride surveying all that we've accomplished, and... read more »

Squash Harvest

Posted on September 11th, 2020
Spaghetti squash (or "skabetti squash" as our 4-year old son calls it) is one of our favorite early fall squashes. The name is pretty self explanatory, spaghetti squash is a great noodle substitute. But this versatile squash can also be used to make tater tots, added to a frittata, or even made... read more »

Squash Harvest Time

Posted on September 7th, 2020
Spaghetti squash (or "skabetti squash" as our 4-year old son calls it) is one of our favorite early fall squashes. The name is pretty self explanatory, spaghetti squash is a great noodle substitute. But this versatile squash can also be used to make tater tots, added to a frittata, or even made... read more »

Harvest Days

Posted on August 31st, 2020
We say goodbye to the intensity and heat of August and we welcome the cool abundance of September. There are a wide variety of vegetables in their prime at this moment. We're harvesting every day of the week now to keep up with the bounty in our fields and store crops away for the colder months. Tomatoes,... read more »

Seth Loves Potatoes

Posted on August 24th, 2020
Meet Seth Bent. What a guy. He's been with Root 5 Farm for six(!) years and he's remarkable in every way. He's an invaluable member of our crew, working year-round operating tractors, building greenhouses, renovating barns, breaking things, fixing things- he does it all! Seth grew up on his family's... read more »

In the Blink of an Eye

Posted on August 10th, 2020
Just like that, mornings are misty, nights are cool, fields are being put to bed for the season with cover crops, winter squash harvest is approaching, and we're soaking summer in as fully as we can. We relish each morning we can step outside barefoot without extra layers and go swimming in the river... read more »

Peak Summer

Posted on August 10th, 2020
I know many of you are going through your own version of working from home with young kids this summer, so I thought you'd appreciate this scene of our 4-year old son climbing on Ben's back while we're on our third hour of weeding beets in the hot sun, making hard work even harder.  Farming is... read more »

It's Rainbow Time!

Posted on August 7th, 2020
Rainbow time is a special micro-season at the farm. It only lasts a few weeks while we're busy harvesting the full spectrum of colorful vegetables and then we look up and the fields are graced with full sky double arching rainbows day after day. Rainbows are one of the most beautiful sights nature has... read more »