We are inching our way towards Winter Solstice. December 21st will be the shortest day (and longest night) of the year and then we are on our way back to longer days. Longer days mean faster growth for veggies in the garden. Every year I notice a slight decline in plant growth as we . . . → Read More: CSA Week 4
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. You probably have tons of left overs and you’ve probably over done it on rich foods. The shares this week are meant to lighten things up in your kitchen with a focus on fresh greens. Enjoy!
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Let’s get into the swing of it!
It was really nice seeing all the CSA members last week at the Upper East Side Farmers Market for the first share pick up. The market seems like it’s going to be a great place to spend Saturday mornings. We started with 27 dozen eggs and a . . . → Read More: CSA Week 2
Here we go, this is it, the beginning.
As the farmer I always get a little nervous and tense just before each CSA season begins. It’s partly because I’m out of practice after a long summer and also because I’m eager to impress my members. By the time week one rolls around I’ve put . . . → Read More: First CSA Share
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