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

How to Use Spicy Greens

Posted on October 1st, 2018
The Salad Greens this week is a mix of Tat Soi, a mild Japanese green, and Arugula, which people find a little spicy, though I like the unique nutty-ness of it as well. Even if you don't prefer spicy greens there are many ways to use them that you may enjoy. Try putting the on a a pizza. Just after... read more »

Where is the Sun?

Posted on September 24th, 2018
As you learned in elementary school science, plants need the sun to grow. Plants are actually amazing when you think about the fact that they take the energy from the sun to make their own food.   But, when the sun doesn't shine, the plants don't grow very well.  Here is an example.  We... read more »

Can you believe it is week 19 already?

Posted on September 17th, 2018
You have received almost all your boxes of vegetables from Willow Haven farm and I hope they have been a wonderful addition to your lifestyle. This summer and fall have been challenging but we are glad that we are finally able to get sweet potatoes into your last few boxes.  Sweet potatoes are... read more »

Beans and Greens

Posted on September 17th, 2018
First thing Monday morning our crew headed to the field to pick beans and weed greens. Dragon Tongue Beans and Purple beans were picked and will be sent various places this week. The crew reported that weeding the mixed greens and arugula was fairly easy and almost fun.  The rows were being protected... read more »

Rainy, Cold Days

Posted on September 10th, 2018
We are thankful for the end of the really hot weather. It seems that we are getting a taste of the coming autumn.  On days like this Farmer Reuben takes some time to pay bills and prepare tax information for the accountant, you know, the business stuff. This week we are sending you Butternut Squash.... read more »

Your farm works on Labor Day

Posted on September 3rd, 2018
It’s hard to take a day off in the summer but we do it occasionally. On Monday, we worked on some projects around the house and prepared for the week of picking vegetables.  Loads of tomatoes are waiting for us in the field. I’m sure there are plenty of eggplant as well. Last week... read more »

Digging Ourselves a Hole

Posted on August 27th, 2018
Your farm has major projects happening this week.  Putting in our new root cellar is a great infrastructure improvement for our Farm Share CSA.  Read more below. New Item: fingerling potatoes Fingerlings are their own variety of potato, though they often get confused with new potatoes because... read more »

Work, Eat & Rest

Posted on August 20th, 2018
It is really important that our farm family gets a day of rest on Sundays. This takes various forms: sometimes a nap in the afternoon and a visit with the farm grandparents, sometimes a walk on the country roads, or a date with good friends. This weekend our family enjoyed a long afternoon of visiting... read more »

Oh, No! My Tomato has a Spot!

Posted on August 13th, 2018
** Keep a close watch on your spaghetti squash, melons and tomatoes this week. ** What should you do if your farm fresh vegetables have spots or imperfections?You don’t need to throw the whole item out, save what you can. The earlier you catch it the more you can save and use. Usually the rest... read more »