Farm Happenings at Rora Valley Farms
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Farm Happenings at Rora Valley Farms

What a beautiful spring! Tips for your own garden.

Posted on March 30th, 2020
Since many of you are probably spending more time at home, I hope that you are getting to enjoy this beautiful spring weather. My family and I have been spending many, many hours outside both in the commercial garden planting and growing veggies for you a well as in our own family garden and homestead.... read more »

We are here for you! Local farming provides resilience in troubled times.

Posted on March 23rd, 2020
I pray that you are all well during this time with the coronavirus. We are well and honestly enjoying the beautiful spring weather! The vegetables are growing well and are really starting to take off. As far as our response to the coronavirus:1. We are planning on being here to provide you food.... read more »

The Secret to Building a Market Garden from Red Clay

Posted on March 9th, 2020
When we first installed our current market garden, which is where your vegetables are grown, it was mostly hard red clay on the top of a hill. The first year some of the bean plants didn't get much over 6 inches tall and only had a few measly beans on them. But the next growing season and since then... read more »

New Coming Additions to Our Family: TWINS!

Posted on February 24th, 2020
We recently had an ultrasound to check out our upcoming baby, and were ecstatic to discover that we are expecting twin boys! We are all so grateful and look forward to their arrival sometime in June. Please be in prayer for Dorothy as she carries these two little lives while still caring for the rest... read more »

Planting Potatoes while it is Snowing!

Posted on February 10th, 2020
I was able to work my garden and plant potatoes last week while it was snowing even with one of the biggest rain storms in several years the day before! When the soil is properly cared for it is so much more resilient even when the weather doesn’t seem to cooperate. God’s creation really... read more »

Winter Progress! Building a wash room.

Posted on January 27th, 2020
It is a blessing to have the tools that allow us to grow in the winter, but washing and packing in our open air shed can be a little challenging when you are dealing with 37 degrees and a blustery day. When you are washing spinach barehanded on a day like that it can really take the joy out of it, so... read more »

Delivery this Thursday,instead of Friday

Posted on January 13th, 2020
I hope you are all having a great new year so far! It has been wonderful for us so far. We have enjoyed getting to try out a new daily family routine that allows more work on our home and homestead, and we have also gotten a really good farm schedule and planting plan for the coming year. Last Friday... read more »

Happy New Year 2020!

Posted on December 31st, 2019
Can you believe that it is 2020 already! We are so excited about this year and all the possibilities that this coming growing season presents. Thank you so much for your support in 2019. Some of the improvements you helped make possible were: -Adding a walk-in-cooler-Building two additional winter growing... read more »

Solar Powered Winter Growing! And Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 17th, 2019
Earlier this fall we installed two new winter grow tunnels. It was an investment, but a worthwhile one! You can see in the picture all the kale, salad mix, lettuce heads, beets, turnips, radishes, arugula, bok choy, and more all in this one 14'x40' tunnel. If it were not for these tunnels we would not... read more »