Week 7: July 17, 2018

A Social Farm Last week, we told you about selling our farm by creating connections. The past few days we have been busy doing just that. There were 108 people on the farm for dinner on Friday night and it was a fantastic evening! Our guests got to taste and savor the flavor of each Continue reading >>

Week 6: July 10, 2018

Farmer Marketing You wouldn’t think it would be difficult to convince a person that fresh farm produce is good for them. But it is. It is also mysterious to us that someone wouldn’t think twice about buying a sugar-laden processed snack for three-times as much as a delicious farm-fresh cucumber, but people are becoming more Continue reading >>

Week 5: July 3, 2018

The CSA Eating Experience This past week you received what we consider to be more challenging items, chard and broccoli shoots. We don’t know what happens after you get the veggies home but we make assumptions leaning toward the theory that you each are doing everything you can to figure out how to get your Continue reading >>

Week 4: June 26, 2018

Food For Thought As we are packing another week of hard-to-get-clean greens coming from our field due to those heavy rains a week ago now, we joke about the dirt contributing to our immune systems. After a few gritty bites of spinach, we wondered if it could be true. Does eating dirt actually improve our Continue reading >>

Week 3: June 19, 2018

Good Bug, Bad Bug This weekend on a farm walk with visitors, we found a real, native lady bug busily foraging on aphids. With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to snap a photo of an insect, upload it to social media and have it identified within a matter of minutes. We also found Continue reading >>

Week 2: June 12, 2018

A Week on the Farm We wanted to share how our week looks at We Grow. On Mondays, our crew typically consists of our worker shares Linda and Jessica putting in the morning shift harvesting and washing for shares. In the pack shed, we weigh and count items out for the 50 shareholders and fill Continue reading >>

Week 1: June 5, 2018

Welcome to the Farm Finally, a new farm share season is here! We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to share our vegetables with each of you. There is hardly a more personal choice than the food with which we choose to nourish ourselves. Thank you for choosing our farm. With each weekly share, Continue reading >>

Oriental Cabbage Salad

This is a good recipe for fresh pac choy, napa cabbage or any oriental cabbage. Make this recipe your own by adding craisins, julienne carrots, or grape slices. We also like to add crunchy low mein noodles just before serving. A hit at potlucks! Ingredients 1 – 3 oz. package of chicken flavored ramen (spicy Continue reading >>

Broccoli Trial 2018

We Grow is trialing five organic varieties of broccoli for an early-season crop on our zone 4a produce farm. With a short time frame to complete the trial, it has been decided to grow the broccoli inside a caterpillar tunnel targeting the earliest possible planting dates with 50-60 day-to-maturity varieties being chosen. A field day Continue reading >>

Week 20: October 12, 2017

In Retrospect With our last few shares and final harvests comes very real retrospect of the season overall. We carefully identify things we need to prioritize to improve and value the feedback from our membership during the process. Especially those who have gone through more than one season and can compare one year to the Continue reading >>

Week 19: October 5, 2017

Settling in Fall is finally settling in and surely winter is just around the corner with the long fall we have been enjoying. It’s hard to believe we had similar cool temps in late August, but then saw some of the highest temps of the year in mid-September when we are typically experiencing our first Continue reading >>

Week 18: September 28, 2017

The Mighty Dollar In meeting with retailers the past few weeks in hopes to reach new markets, we have had an eye-opener in the portion of the dollar a farmer actually receives when we buy something. We have also been wrapping our heads around the concept of “just” prices after a store 70 miles away Continue reading >>

Week 17: September 21, 2017

Lessons in the Harvest On Friday last week, the Medford Middle School agriculture class, along with their teacher Lisa Kopp, came to We Grow to assist with the winter squash harvest. We knew in August that there was going to be a glut of fruit in this particular crop and Kopp has been asking for Continue reading >>

Week 16: September 14, 2017

Small Farm Landscape Weather is often talked about in our newsletters as it dictates everything we do on the farm. But weather is getting more attention the past couple weeks for the disastrous results of some powerful storms doing serious damage, even taking lives. In watching the news reports on television, we can only imagine Continue reading >>

Week 15: September 7, 2017

Another Farm Season Behold the beginning of winter squash season. If you are not already, it is time to become a fan of winter squash. It can easily be considered a superhero in the CSA share for its nutrient overdose and health food classification, but also in the field when it’s not even being consumed Continue reading >>