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

Young Ginger

Posted on September 29th, 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 »

Early Frost

Posted on September 25th, 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 »

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 »