This weekend we harvested the first CSA share of the season, a big milestone! Everything in the share was beautiful and bright, from the arugula to the old favorite purple yardlong beans, but the highlight was hands down the freshly harvested baby ginger.
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After just a couple of days the flooding subsided. The impact of such hard rain on . . . → Read More: Field Update After the Flood
The first book I read when I began my farming research in the summer of 2008 was Sharing The Harvest by Elizabeth Henderson and Robyn Van En. Looking back, it clearly shaped what I do today. By that summer I had developed an interest in organic produce after hosting a buying club pick-up . . . → Read More: CSA Today
March in Miami is one of my favorite combinations of time and place. A few days ago I experienced the essence of what I love about it.
It was cool and the dusky light of late morning was casting dramatic shadows onto the beautiful grove of fruit trees when I drove up to . . . → Read More: Mulberries in March in Miami
Ever since I started planting and harvesting vegetables in the 1/4 acre field of the garden I have right now, I felt I had out grown the space. The big push in creating a garden is the preparation of the soil and infrastructure, all of which happens in a few months, ideally the summer . . . → Read More: Expanding for next season
Well, it’s about time I did a post about the seasons’ star. Heirloom tomatoes are a hit nation wide and they have been for some years. The proof is in the pudding. Growing and selling tomato seedlings early in the season has become a great source of income for many farmers, including myself. . . . → Read More: Heirloom Tomatoes
Beautiful veggies and other things I stop to admire when I’m harvesting.
Sometimes carrots hug!
Now that the calendula plants are blooming, I harvest a handful of flowers every day and set them out to sun dry. Eventually, when I collect enough dry flowers to fill a quart sized jar, I can . . . → Read More: Beautiful harvest
After stripping the outer leaves off, they go into a tub of cold water.
A big pile of cabbage leaves, soon to be added to the compost!
Next they go into a cooler and to the market in the morning.
I like a nice clean display at the market!
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Caraflex, a small pointed cabbage variety
Thyme ready for market
Freshly harvested mustard greens, waiting to be bunched for the CSA
Freshly harvested cilantro bunches
Jwala peppers, a popular heirloom variety from India
Fresh lemongrass bunches waiting for CSA members
Bouquet of cosmos for . . . → Read More: Just Pictures