Word of the Day

Myth

2 – A widely held but false belief or idea.

2.1 A misrepresentation of the truth.

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/myth

 The idea that Certified Organic farmers do not spray their crops or use chemicals is a Myth. This myth is constantly being perpetuated by organic growers, the news media, information outlets and gullible believers.

“In general, organic standards are designed to allow the use of naturally occurring substances while prohibiting or strictly limiting synthetic substances. [2] For instance, naturally occurring pesticides such as pyrethrin and rotenone are permitted, while synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are generally prohibited. Synthetic substances that are allowed include, for example, copper sulfate, elemental sulfur …”

chemical structure of pyrethrin

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_farming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrethrin

 

Life is Chemistry and Physics. Whether a farmer uses naturally occurring substances or synthetic substances they are using chemicals and a lot of these chemicals are available in a spray-able form.

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

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What is coming to market?

Beans –  a few Roma

Tomatoes – mixed varieties heirloom and cherry

Cucurbits – mixed varieties of cucumbers and summer squash

Potatoes – new white, blue and red

Peppers – a few hot

Eggplant – mixed varieties

 

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\see side panel for directions – click on address for map

2017

wanted paper rolls and yogurt cups

West End Community Market

Don’t Forget

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

will post later

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see side panel for directions – click on address for map

2017

Out Takes

 

Farm Journal – week of

July 16 2017 – July 22 2017

 

 

This week David  dug up all the potatoes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He also cut down his first round of beans.

He sowed buckwheat to hold the soil while we are waiting to plant our fall crops there.

Grandin Village Farmers Market

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Today – Saturday – 8 am until Noon

 

 

      tomatoes – Pineapple and Carbon

What is coming to market?

Beans – a few, mixed varieties

Tomatoes – heirloom, open pollinated, hybrid and cherry

Root Crops – new white, red and blue potatoes

Cucurbits – mixed varieties of cucumbers and summer squash

Eggplant – mixed varieties

                                                                                Peppers –  hot

 

 

 

see side panel for directions – click on address for map

2017

wanted paper rolls and yogurt cups 

 

 

Grandin Village Farmers Market

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Don’t Forget

Tomorrow –  Saturday – 8 am until Noon

will post later –  check back

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— see side panel for directions – click on address for map

2017

wanted paper rolls and yogurt cups 

 

 

Word of the Day

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Mechanization – is the process of changing from working largely or exclusively by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery.

 

Mechanized agriculture – is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize the work of agriculture, greatly increasing farm worker productivity. In modern times, powered machinery has replaced many farm jobs formerly carried out by manual labor or by working animals such as oxen, horses and mules.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanization

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanised_agriculture

 

David and I use a tiller, have an electric pump for our well, and drive a truck to market. We do not plow by oxen, hand carry water to our fields or drive a horse and wagon to town. We run a small farm and although we do a lot by hand we are mechanized.  Any farmer who has a tractor that pulls several different pieces of equipment such as a plough and a device for laying down plastic mulch is mechanized.