Farm Blog

End of the Season

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Well, it’s late October, and we still haven’t had a killing frost yet (amazing!) but it’s still time to wrap things up for 2016 – our FIFTH SEASON! We’ve learned so much,... Read More

Frosts and Leaving the Third Dimension

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{Anne and Justin taking down the tomato trellis} Mid-October is already here! This time of year things change so rapidly compared to July and August. The sun sets earlier and earlier, rises later and ... Read More

Back to the Farm

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We pulled back into the driveway after our trip to the Boundary Waters and opened the door to a humid 80 degrees without any breeze. With mosquitoes. Ack! Everything that our week up north wasn’... Read More

Getting Away

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{Milkweed seeds ready to fly away!} Unthinkable in August, but late September? You betcha. The Boundary Waters are beckoning, and Anne and I will be taking some time off with friends up there. Everyth... Read More

September – Summer’s Swan Song

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{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... Read More

Many Hands

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{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 pea... Read More

Hornworm Hunting

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[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 th... Read More

Ode to Garlic

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{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, ... Read More

Sun Gold Season

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{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, ... Read More

Vertical Farming

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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 aisle... Read More