Farm Happenings at Urban Teaching Farm
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Farm Happenings at Urban Teaching Farm

Showers of opportunity at the farm!

Posted on October 3rd, 2020
As I sat down to reflect on the past week what struck me as I scrolled through pictures I had taken was the 2.8" of rain we had recieved in two brief, major downpours since last week and the pile of texts, emails, and voicemails I had to catch up on and reply to. Most of those messages were someone wanting... read more »

Happy Greens Season!

Posted on September 25th, 2020
This week has brought cool weather and our greens are happy about it! We are so excited to see our lettuce mixes ready for you. Keep your eye out for darker greens like kale and more root veggies in the next few weeks. Our greenhouse is bursting with new life right now!  We still have our volunteer... read more »

Welcome back and welcome to Theo!

Posted on September 11th, 2020
And we are back! Just like that fall crops are in the ground and happily springing up in the cool fall breezes. Farm energy has been renewed and we’re very excited to warmly welcome Theo Baker to the farm! I’ll let Theo speak for himself... Hey y’all!  I’m Theo Baker... read more »

Salad greens are back!

Posted on September 7th, 2020
Our punchy salad mix is back! (arugula, mizuna, baby kale, tatsoi, and red frills mustard) It’s a spectacular blend of mild and punchy baby greens with a spectrum of color and texture. 1 bag is a great size for 1 large salad or for an addiction of fresh crunchy greens to many warm rice and curry... read more »

Honoring Okra

Posted on August 27th, 2020
Yes, yes I know. For some of you Okra is and has been a non-starter for a long time. And no, I don't expect to write a few sentences and see you all jumping over to this side of the okra patch, nibbling on the raw pod with all of it's crunch and complexity. BUT, I do hope you'll hear me out. This is... read more »

Bed flipping or the Fall

Posted on August 22nd, 2020
Between the heavy rains the soil in a few of our beds was able to dry out enough to be "flipped". For us, this process means (1) removing the plant debris form the last crop (2) pulling out any large grass/weed clumps by hand (3) rolling up landscape fabric and drip tape lines (4) applying naturally... read more »

The Harvest continues and volunteering opportunity!

Posted on August 14th, 2020
We had a beautiful harvest morning this past week. All separated at least 6 feet apart, wearing masks, with dragonflies flying overhead and the sun burning off the morning fog, we picked end of season cherry tomatoes and summer squash. So grateful for the team we have, both staff and volunteers. We also... read more »

Seasons change and farmers adapt

Posted on August 7th, 2020
With the slow but persistent seasonal changes, in the thick of the summer heat you have to really focus to notice the subtle differences. Afternoon rains turn to intense thunderstorms. Scorching hot noon sun, turns to humid breezes and ominous clouds. Grasshoppers grow from small and bright green to... read more »

August Break and peppers!

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Friendly reminder that we will not have our regularly scheduled Harvest Boxes packed and ready for you the last 3 weeks of August. That makes next week, our LAST REGULAR DELIVERY UNTIL SEPTEMBER.  However, we will still have some farmstand one-time shares available to purchase over those weeks.... read more »