Farm Happenings at Willow Haven Farm
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Farm Happenings at Willow Haven Farm

Sweet Potatoes & an Eagle Scout

Posted on September 16th, 2019
Last week we harvested the first of the sweet potatoes which need to “cure” before using. They were air-dried for a week in order to develop the sugars and storage life. You are getting the very first ones. I haven’t even gotten any to cook with yet. A couple of the guys were out in... read more »

Sunsets & Fieldwork

Posted on September 9th, 2019
I can tell from the picture that the farm kids are growing in their appreciation of beauty.  The other night one of the 10 year olds asked "Quick! May I borrow your phone so I can take a picture of the sunset?!"  This picture is out of her west side bedroom window in the farmhouse, looking... read more »

Wine for You & Love for Your Farmer

Posted on August 26th, 2019
Wouldn’t you love a glass of wine to pair with the amazing meals you are making with your farm fresh vegetables, your sourdough bread and your artisan farm cheese? Farmer Reuben is offering you the opportunity to try the wines he loves to make. Reuben started making wine from kits 20 years ago... read more »

Carrots Finally!

Posted on August 19th, 2019
Carrots are like gold on the farm.  It is a very labor intensive crop that isn’t always successful on our farm because we don’t spray chemicals for weed control. This video shows my attempt at getting a few out of the ground to show you.  But the crew will be digging them properly... read more »

We're more than Half Way!

Posted on August 12th, 2019
  I'm writing on Monday morning and the crew is out picking beans, cucumbers and cabbage.  The Farmer's week started a bit rough with problem solving but thankfully he got his tractors fixed this morning.  And as difficult as it is, the challenge of problem solving is one of the characteristics... read more »

No Farm Romance in August

Posted on August 5th, 2019
We are in the Dog Days of August.  The work is relentless, the days are long and hot and the vegetables have to be picked every day, by the bin, by the truckload.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have an abundance - plenty of amazing vegetables for our members. But these are the... read more »

How We Survived Last Week & Upcoming Flower UPICK Event

Posted on July 28th, 2019
We are thankful to have our full crew back to work this week. Last week was tough but the girls (and one lone farm boy) rose to the challenge. They picked cucumber twice, green peppers, swiss chard, and harvested three rows of potatoes. It doesn’t sound like much when I just list it that way but... read more »

Meet the Mostly Girl Farm Crew

Posted on July 22nd, 2019
  Most of our guys are gone from the farm this week so we invited a pair of sites from church to stay and work for a few days and the sister of one of our farm boys will be here all week. Nature invented an exciting introduction to farm work for them on Sunday evening. Because of the thunderstorms... read more »

You Gotta Try the Cheese!

Posted on July 18th, 2019
****Haven Farmstead Table surprised Farm CSA customers who ordered cheese on Wednesday with a free pack of grass-fed cheese curds.  Haven Farmstead would like to say THANK YOU to all customers who support us as we launch our new business. **** Have you met our beautiful cheese makers yet? Andres,... read more »