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September – Summer’s Swan Song

{A bumblebee out visiting one of the Cosmos flowers on our farm} We're here! After an August for the recordbooks (10,000# of tomatoes, anybody?), we're finally entering September, when the days aren't that much longer ...
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Many Hands

{We can't even get in the cooler it's so full of tomatoes!} Here we are, in mid-August, amidst the Tomato Tornado. I for one am eternally optimistic that this time, this harvest is the peak, and it will start to taper ...
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Hornworm Hunting

[Hoophouse hornworms - the plants are bigger in there, and so are the caterpillars!] So far, it's been a good year to be a tomato plant! Hot days, warm nights, and dry weather have sent their top tendrils into the ...
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Ode to Garlic

{Harvesting some of the 3000 garlic bulbs in our field this year} Even though tomatoes are quickly taking over our lives, they're not the only crop demanding our attention in late July. Garlic, one of our absolute ...
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Sun Gold Season

{These monster heirlooms are from the hoophouse, but the field tomatoes aren't far behind!} In our blog post last week, we had a shot of our tomato plants standing just a couple feet tall. Now, just a couple of weeks ...
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Vertical Farming

Every year, starting in early June, we make a radical, exciting, and somewhat noisy journey into the Third Dimension. The farm looks pretty flat for much of the spring, with the crops and living aisles all at a pretty ...