Farm Happenings at Where the Redfearn Grows Natural Farm
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Farm Happenings at Where the Redfearn Grows Natural Farm

Avoiding Summer Burnout

Posted on July 29th, 2023
Do you ever hit a wall in life?  I've never run a marathon, but I've heard about the "wall" somewhere close to the finish when your body just doesn't think it can go on.  For our farming year (yes we farm all year round with a winter CSA season as well), the wall comes around now.  L1 read more »

TOMATO TIME and Summer is Heating Up!

Posted on July 22nd, 2023
Have you seen the forecast?  It's going to be hot! We're making efforts to prepare for the scorching heat. We tried to get as much greenhouse trellising and pruning work done as possible this week so we can stay out of there (besides harvesting) this coming week.  Our work schedules are v1 read more »

Squeezing Life into Farming

Posted on July 13th, 2023
We had a really fun week this past week spending time with Sheri's brother and family visiting from out of town and celebrating her parent's recent move to Blue Springs from Rolla.  We worked half days and took half days off to spend time with them.  We had a couple of our employees hold1 read more »

Squishing squash bugs

Posted on July 8th, 2023
We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration!  We took a few hours off to join some good friends (who happen to work with us on the farm) for food, games and firework watching.  The cooler weather the later half of the week and some early nights to bed helped us get rested up and r1 read more »

CSA On Schedule this Week

Posted on July 1st, 2023
Just in case you were wondering, we are following the regularly scheduled CSA pickups this week.  We will take off some time to celebrate in the evenings, but we'll be hard at it getting things together for your CSA boxes. I'm sad to report that we've reached the end of the broccolini.  S1 read more »

Brutal Week Coming Up

Posted on June 24th, 2023
I don't know about you, but 99 degrees in the forecast is never something we look forward to.  We're doing our best to beat the heat, starting at 6:00 AM in the "cool" of the morning.  This week will most likely see the end of the blessed broccolini until the fall cool-down, but the heat1 read more »

What Snowmen do in Summer!

Posted on June 17th, 2023
June 21st is the official first day of summer, the longest day of the year, and the day Olaf learns what happens to snowmen in summer!   We've already been melting in the heat ourselves.  It really isn't the temperature but the humidity.  That humidity takes it out of you and le1 read more »

Farm production heats up with some cooler weather

Posted on June 10th, 2023
Broccolini Bonanza We're really excited for the forecast this week!  We hope the broccolini and sugarsnap peas can hold on for a bit longer.  90 degree days are rough on these cool season crops, and rough on the farmers (especially in the early part of the summer when we aren't acclimated1 read more »

Thank you for Reading and Understanding!

Posted on June 3rd, 2023
Thanks so much for the major reduction in the number of last minute share skipping this past week!  It was so much better than the week before.  Due to the fewer skips, we filled 73 more boxes than the week before!  That is very good because there is so much produce out in the fields1 read more »