Week 5: July 6, 2019

Seasonal Supply The zucchini mothership has landed. If you have ever grown a summer squash plant, you will understand the trials of this prolific fruit. One plant will deliver one fruit every 24 to 48 hours for the duration of the summer. They grow extraordinarily fast. One day they are the size of your thumb Continue reading >>

Week 4: June 22, 2019

The Community in CSA Our farm business model is commonly referred to as a CSA which stands for community supported agriculture. In its simplest form, a CSA is simply a farm that sells or trades its products to those who live within the same community. This concept is not new. It is how generations used Continue reading >>

Week 3: June 15, 2019

A Morning on the Farm This week a group of kids from Medford’s summer school program visited our farm. The kids hopped out of the vehicle excited to be outside and were immediately thwarted with a cold breeze. Very quickly their moods lightened as the cute kitty made her grand entrance, rubbing everyone’s ankles. We Continue reading >>

Week 2: June 8, 2019

To Be Organic For the past five years, we have been growing and selling organic vegetables. But we have to cautious in how we tell you that our produce is organic. There are regulations surrounding the word “organic” that could land us in serious trouble for printing it on a label for goods produced on Continue reading >>

Week 1: June 1, 2019

Welcome to the Farm It’s finally here! Your first farm share. We are definitely off to a slow start as far as what we have growing so far. With any luck, the field will dry out, the soil temp will come up and everything will be on track very soon. As a member, you will Continue reading >>

Week 20: Oct 16, 2018

In the Off-Season We made it! The last week of fresh vegetables from our farm is heading out to our members kitchens today. We are sighing a bit of relief in making it to the end with a few items left to share with you despite how quickly summer moved out and winter moved in. Continue reading >>

Week 19: Oct 9, 2018

Soggy Harvest As this letter is being put together, we are in a flood watch until mid-week. Luckily, yesterday for our Pumpkin Pick Event, we had a much needed dry day. We had families come out to the farm all day long to pick their pumpkins, visit with the animals on pasture, enjoy the fall Continue reading >>

Week 18: Oct 2, 2018

Warming Up To Veggies As we were working together with our ten-year old son in the pack shed on Friday bagging greens, he explained that he is the only kid in his class who even knows what tasoi looks like. While we didn’t argue his point, we were quick to consider the diet of the Continue reading >>

Week 17: Sept 25, 2018

Sweet Surprises For the past five years, we have been attempting to keep bees. Just when we feel like we have them figured out, we are reminded that we do not. Some summers the bees are content and build perfect frames of honey. Other summers, they swarm every few days and the whole farm crew Continue reading >>

Week 16: Sept 18, 2018

Rediscovering Remedies Did you know that sweet potatoes, spinach and cashews all help fight depression? Have you heard that dark leafy greens and grass-fed meat can reduce your migraine symptoms? And apples, cranberries, celery and onions can heal the inflammation in your stomach caused by acid reflux? Before foods were fortified with nutrients, we ate Continue reading >>

Week 15: Sept 11, 2018

The Downhill Slide The late season crops that we planted just for our late season CSA shares are about to start. It feels like there is a little transition period here, but soon the late planting of broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, beets, brussel sprouts, greens, radishes, turnips and more will be heading your way. As home Continue reading >>

Week 14: Sept 4, 2018

Laboring on Labor Day The origins of Labor Day were the topic of discussion on the farm today. Your farmers spent the day harvesting for Tuesday’s share distribution. In planning for not having a crew here like a normal Monday, we tried to choose “easy” items for the share thinking we could get a few Continue reading >>

Week 13: August 28, 2018

We are missing week 13, but will try hard to find it. We apologize for the inconvenience!! Until next time,

Week 12: August 21, 2018

The End of Summer To many it feels like summer is just about over. Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of those relaxing summer days spent staying cool by the lake or taking family trips. You’ve been working hard to keep up with the yard work or running this way and that with for kids. Continue reading >>

Week 11: August 14, 2018

Cooperative Farming Our members are each receiving a gift from our amazing friends. Last season, following a very stressful day, we left the farm to run some borrowed equipment to Red Door Family Farm which is on the way to Athens. They weren’t expecting us to pop-in, so we helped them with the work they Continue reading >>