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Product of Mexico

{Alejandra Rivera, 10. CHILE PEPPER picker. Started farm work age 7. Photo Credit: LA Times} The Los Angeles Times recently completed a 4-part series called “Product of Mexico”, looking at labor conditions at some ...
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What Do Farmers Do in Winter?

As farmers, we always get asked - so what do you do in the winter? And recently a bunch of fellow FairShare farms asked each other the same question, with a lot of the same answers circling around. There's certainly ...
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Pushing the Season

{Future Tomato Palace} Once tomatoes start to taper in late September, we always feel like the overall workload should taper too, but somehow we find ourselves chugging full speed ahead well into November. And now, we ...
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Farming in Community

In the last blog post (Three Years!), I talked about the values with which Anne and I set out on our farming adventure. While "farming in community" was last in the list, it may well be the most important one. Both of us ...
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Three Years!

{The very beginning of Regenerative Roots - planting garlic in 2011} It's hard to believe, but our farm has been around for three years now! We started off with a small field of clover, a few tools, and a handful of ...
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Frosty Nights

{Enjoying a winter day in March 2013.} Right on schedule, the first week of October is bringing our first real fall frosts. Most commonly, people think of a killing frost as an end to the season, wiping out tender ...