Farm Happenings at Saint Isidore Homestead and Permaculture
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Farm Happenings at Saint Isidore Homestead and Permaculture

Thank You

Posted on September 15th, 2023
It's a bittersweet feeling for us to close our summer 2023 CSA season. Except for the drought, we were blessed with great weather and most crops did well. We have also been blessed with an awesome farm crew that kept on task week after week. We are thankful to Friendly City Food Co-op for allowing1 read more »

The Crew 2023

Posted on August 11th, 2023
What an awesome crew we have! They are attentive, reliable, eager to learn, and really fun to work with. Jacob, Lizzy, Taylor, Tobin, and Mattias are the core of our operation. There are many steps involved in growing your food and these folks do everything on the farm from planting, weeding, harve1 read more »


Posted on July 21st, 2023
The reason you had not seen a lot of cucumbers in your boxes this year is that a cucumber-beetle infestation unfortunately killed our first crop (an entire hoop house). If we were a cucumber-only farm that would be a big problem (or maybe not as we would probably have blasted the entire farm with h1 read more »

A tribute to Mapacha

Posted on July 7th, 2023
This week was a tough one on the farm. We had to put down our beloved farm dog, Mapacha. She came with the property when we moved in eight years ago, so sometimes she made us feel like we were her tenants and we had to abide by her rules. But most of the time she was the sweetest dog and her playfu1 read more »

Missing a beet?

Posted on June 16th, 2023
Even though we have a few years of experience packaging customized boxes, we still find ourselves making mistakes at the box assembly line. We are trying hard to minimize packaging errors but our commitment is to you. So please let us know if/when something is missing in your boxes. We will be happ1 read more »

One crop you won't see in your CSA box

Posted on June 9th, 2023
The cooler spring has most crops looking beautiful despite the drought. There is plenty of green growing in the gardens and plenty of green growing on the edges. And one edge crop that is absolutely thriving this year is the infamous poison ivy. It really is a beautiful plant, though. But it is a p1 read more »

Why we Farm

Posted on June 2nd, 2023
We started farming nine years ago because my wife and I wanted to make sure that we were eating the best possible food available. At the time, one of our children was struggling with severe eczema and it seemed that every physician we saw was only prescribing medicine to alleviate the symptoms but1 read more »

Farm Happenings for Second Week

Posted on May 26th, 2023
We are reusing the boxes from last year. Thank you all of you for your commitment to reducing waste! They are beautiful, easy to handle, and very convenient for us to stack in the cooler and the van. This size box fits most of our CSA sizes and we don’t feel like we are packing your produce t1 read more »

Spring Lush

Posted on May 19th, 2023
There has not been one single morning in 2023 that I had not worn a sweater when I go out to do early farm chores. I love it, though. And, while some of the crops in the ground don't like these cool mornings, some others are in absolute delight. If there is such a thing a arugula heaven, the Shenan1 read more »