Farm Happenings at Terra Verde Homestead
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Farm Happenings at Terra Verde Homestead

Summer Share Week 5

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Things around the farm are growing well and by this time tomorrow all the garlic will be harvested and drying in the greenhouse. So far, it looks great! We will need to wait a couple weeks for it to cure and then you will see it offered regularly in your shares. Our first planting of beans is done for... read more »

Summer Share Week 4

Posted on July 24th, 2020
Things are growing well around here (including the insects, which have been particularly bad this year) and I am busy balancing harvesting summer crops and planting many of the fall crops. More zucchini, cucumber, beets, green onions, kale, kohlrabi, and lettuce were planted this past week and carrots,... read more »

Summer Share Week 3

Posted on July 17th, 2020
It is that time of year when lots is happening around the farm and new vegetables are ready all the time! There are many new veggies to enjoy in this week's shares but before I get into that, we have also welcomed 11 new pigs to the farm in the last week! We raise Kune Kune pigs, which are a small, haired... read more »

Summer Share Week Two

Posted on July 10th, 2020
The heat is kicking some vegetables into high gear (and making others unhappy) but we are entering into the time of season when there are new, exciting vegetables every week. We've been feeling very grateful for the new well we had drilled in December because our old well would not have been able to... read more »

Summer Share Week 1

Posted on July 3rd, 2020
Happy First Day of Summer Shares! Many share members are back again after the spring season but we do have some new members joining us - welcome! I have been busy spending this off week weeding, planting lots of fall crops and catching up on those little tasks that get left when share deliveries are... read more »

Spring Share Week Six

Posted on June 19th, 2020
We have reached our sixth, and final, week of the spring share! This is the first season that we have offered a spring share and I have been pleased with all of the greens we've been able to add to your boxes. Like every season, I leave with a long list of things I want to try to improve on next year.... read more »

Spring Share Week Five

Posted on June 12th, 2020
Week Five is our penultimate week in the spring share! After Week Six we take a week off and then the summer shares start in earnest. Our summer shares are sold out but if you sign up for our 'Farm Stand' you will automatically notified anytime I have extra produce available and you can qualify for a... read more »

Spring Share Week Four

Posted on June 5th, 2020
The greens are still going strong for Week 4 of the Spring Share! You will notice that weeks five and six start to include some new crops such as green onions, garlic scapes, kale, collards, red kohlrabi, hopefully peas, and maybe even some early zucchini. Yum! My seed potatoes arrived this week after... read more »

Spring Share Week Three

Posted on May 29th, 2020
I was listening to CBC's Quirks and Quarks the other day and they were discussing the effects of climate change on farmers. They noted that most farmers don't find the long-term trends of climate change challenging. This is probably in part because long-term effects happen slowly and are easier to adapt... read more »