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

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 »