We’re nearing the finish line, folks. Only a few crops are still hanging on in the field after two consecutive weekends of cold nights. We’ll be ready to clear those last beds next week and hopefully fill your boxes to the brim one last time.
Over the past week, we’ve been able to take a bit of a breather. All our stora […]
The first frost of the year came to Root Down in the early morning hours on Sunday. When we arrived at the farm at daybreak, the fields were covered in a light white frosting, but the plants had mostly come through it fine. We had taken necessary precautions, harvesting all the eggplant and peppers we could and covering the more sensitive […]
We’re in full on put-the-farm-to-sleep mode these days. Besides our regular CSA harvests on Wednesdays and market harvests on Fridays (two more to go!), nearly all our time is now spent getting the fields ready for winter. Mostly that involves racing to pull the last of our spent summer crops from the field and seeding a lush coat o […]
I have to confess — it’s a little hard to get out of bed these days. The mornings stay dark later, and it’s wet and cold in the fields until mid-morning — and that’s on a good day. Yes, the workload is lighter — we’re not battling the weeds anymore or racing to haul in our harvests. But this is t […]
Every year it catches me off guard how fall creeps up on you. Within the space of days we go from picking tomatoes in the 80-degree sun to pulling our last ones off a withered vine as a chilly breeze sweeps across the field. Early morning harvests that had me breaking a sweat within minutes now require a warm hat and a fleece zipped all […]
Though it seems like the gorgeous sunny weather could keep going forever, there’s an unmistakable crisp in the air even on the warmest of these September days. So we’re excited to get some of our winter squash haul in the CSA box this week. Along with the carrots and celery root, you’ve got all the fixings for a hearty […]
As expected, it was another windfall week of tomatoes. The heat these last few weeks have given us a beautiful late summer boost in tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. This week, we disbursed over 200 pounds of tomatoes to our members. But production has fallen off significantly in the past few days. And while we expect our plants to hold […]
It’s been a good week for us out at the farm. The unseasonable heat made it a bit difficult to work at a time when we’re typically starting to dust off our flannel shirts. But the tomatoes and eggplants have little to complain about. We took in over 500 lbs. in tomatoes this week, and nearly a third of that in eggplant. And […]
Hard to believe fall is nearly upon us with the heat these last few days. Summer squash and cukes have just about given up and our fall crops are enjoying the longer nights as they get better for their big push. We’re also on the cusp of bringing in the winter squash harvest and digging our potatoes that will carry us through the f […]
We’re in full harvest mode on the farm these days. All our fall planting is all done, the weeding imperative has begun its slow decline and the summer crops are approaching their peak. More than half our time is now spent hauling in produce, exhausting but so satisfying.
As you can tell from your boxes, the cherry tomatoes and eggpl […]