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

It's Rainbow Time!

Posted on August 4th, 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 »

High Summer

Posted on July 31st, 2020
It’s high summer in the Upper Valley, when we pinch ourselves at the sheer joy of living in such a beautiful place. We feast on fresh vegetables and fruits. Rivers cool us down on the hottest days. The earth offers abundance and bounty over and over, reminding us that when we love the land, the... read more »

High Summer

Posted on July 29th, 2020
It’s high summer in the Upper Valley, when we pinch ourselves at the sheer joy of living in such a beautiful place. We feast on fresh vegetables and fruits. Rivers cool us down on the hottest days. The earth offers abundance and bounty over and over, reminding us that when we love the land, the... read more »

Sarah's tomatoes

Posted on July 22nd, 2020
Sarah has worked at Root 5 Farm for 5 years and she is remarkable in every way. Every farm needs a Sarah. Her spirit, her humor and levity, her kindness and her work ethic. This lady HUSTLES on the farm all while cracking up anyone within a 50’ radius. If we had 100 Sarah's we could feed the whole... read more »

Danielle!

Posted on July 15th, 2020
This is what one looks like after harvesting garlic for four hours in the rain. This is Danielle. She loves picking peppers and making blueberry pie, but is just ok at crossword puzzles. She loves lying in hammocks, wearing two pairs of overalls at once, and pronouncing French words correctly. A farm... read more »

Trust the Plan

Posted on July 8th, 2020
Sticking to our plan is what keeps us afloat this time of year. There is a precise rhythm and timing to everything we do as the growing season unfolds. We spend spend about five weeks crafting our crop plan every winter so we can keep it all straight. We're so busy harvesting and weeding in July (hoeing... read more »

Meet Leo

Posted on July 8th, 2020
Leo is a remarkable 16 year old who has joined us for 8 weeks this summer to help with harvest, CSA packing, weeding, and everything in between. He enjoys working hard and doing the work well. Plus he’s tall so he can reach things for us. He keeps us entertained with stories of living with his... read more »

Meet Benner

Posted on July 8th, 2020
This is Benner. He loves getting his picture taken. He's an invaluable part of Root 5 Farm, he keeps this place humming along . He's a renaissance man, jack of all trades, wizard tinkerer, and plus he’s tall so he can reach things for us.  For example, he's kept this old international tractor... read more »

Celebrating our Interdependence

Posted on June 30th, 2020
While this coming weekend marks July 4th, Independence Day, this year we invite you to celebrate our interdependence: our sense of mutuality and relationship with each other and the earth. We acknowledge the long, painful history our nation’s agricultural system is built upon,... read more »