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


Posted on August 26th, 2021
The weather is sweltering and the pepper plants are thriving! If you were putting it off, now is the perfect time to make salsa! We've got cilantro coming in, onions in storage, tons of tomatoes and pounds of peppers just waiting for you! If you like it hot, we've got a delightful mix of hot pepper1 read more »

Tomatoes and Peppers Oh My!

Posted on August 20th, 2021
Wow! What a harvest! So many beautiful tomatoes and sweet peppers right now, we hope you'll load up in your shares this week! Here's a very simple way to use up a lot of those nice, ripe summer tomatoes without spending much time cooking (adapted from the NYtimes "no-recipe recipes"): Start by1 read more »

Master Builder

Posted on August 18th, 2021
Many machines, tools, and equipment are built for either large scale production farming operations or for small home gardeners. The scale of our farm is somewhere in between which means that we've had to be creative when it comes to the tools and equipment we use. Lucky for us, we have the resident1 read more »

Peak Harvest

Posted on August 11th, 2021
It's peak harvest time on the farm, so it's a great time to stock up for winter! Make a big batch of tomato sauce, or salsa, or simply freeze sliced up raw tomatoes. We've got 15 lb boxes that you can purchase to jump start your salsa and tomato sauce endeavors. Our lettuces took a hard hit with th1 read more »

Nature Does Not Hurry

Posted on August 5th, 2021
Sometimes farming feels like managing a 90 sided Rubik's Cube. When you consider the planning and execution of simultaneous crop rotation, succession planting, harvesting, washing, packing, deliveries, weeding, crew management, communications, and the list goes on.... we often get swept away with t1 read more »

Great Zukes!

Posted on August 2nd, 2021
It's that time of year when we're astounded daily by the bounty of our harvest. The over-abundant rain in July has been hard on our salad greens, so those are limited this week, but we're bringing in hundreds of pounds of tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, and peppers every harvest day. We've star1 read more »