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

Beginning of Winter

Posted on October 30th, 2020
We're about halfway between the fall equinox and winter solstice. This marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter, or the "dark half" of the year. The ancient Celts celebrated this time with a great festival called Samhain. Traditionally, Samhain marked the beginning of the new year... read more »

It's True

Posted on October 28th, 2020
Benner carved this on the back of our CSA pick up sign at the farm this spring, and I want to make sure you all know it's true, YOU are beautiful. You are beautiful because you chose to be a part of this important local food movement that is changing the world. Together, we are building beautiful soil,... read more »

It's true

Posted on October 23rd, 2020
Benner carved this on the back of our CSA pick up sign at the farm this spring, and I want to make sure you all know it's true, YOU are beautiful. You are beautiful because you chose to be a part of this beautiful local food movement that is changing the world. Together, we are building beautiful soil,... read more »

gratitude for our crew

Posted on October 20th, 2020
I have found myself reflecting this week on the immense effort that is brought about to care for this place in hopes that it will provide us all with what we need to eat for the week. This reflection has led to a desire to thank the group of people who wake up each morning to greet their... read more »

Nourish

Posted on October 19th, 2020
As the days get shorter and colder and we're all spending more time indoors, what better way to spend your time than cooking nourishing meals with your Root 5 Farm shares. Sheet pan roasting is a simple and delicious way to prepare the abundance of root vegetables available this time of year. Chop up... read more »

Sweetening

Posted on October 12th, 2020
When temperatures drop and frost hits, only the heartiest of veggies are equipped to survive. And for many of them, the adaptation that keeps them from dying in the cold also makes them sweet and delicious. Have you ever noticed how much sweeter our root vegetables and brassicas taste in the fall?  This... read more »

Octoberfest

Posted on October 5th, 2020
We're delighted to see our kraut cabbages sizing up (they get to be nearly 10lbs each!) and we're preparing for our big kraut-making shred fest at the end of the month. But we need to empty out some more kraut barrels so we have space for the new crop. This is our version of Octoberfest. We're featuring... read more »

Young Ginger

Posted on October 2nd, 2020
Our ginger crop is ready! This is one of the more unique crops we grow here at Root 5 Farm so it deserves some special attention. Our fresh young ginger is juicy and plump with a pink blush. This is because we harvest our ginger at a young stage, before it's developed any skin (our growing season is... read more »