Archive for July, 2014

I locked the door and you can’t get out.

 

This doll is over 50 years old. She stands about 3 feet and is in the corner of my bedroom.

Upon rising from my after-market nap, on Saturday, I noticed her blue eyes were glistening in the late afternoon light. I tried to capture that look but got this one instead. David said she reminded him of Carrie (The Movie) and if she really looked like that he would sleep elsewhere.

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West End Community Market

Today –Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm
                     

Plants –   

Homegrown Produce  –  new potatoes – Kennebec and Red Chieftain, Italian heirloom onions, shelled black-eyes peas, tomatoes, bell and frying sweet peppers and a few mix veggie baskets (small eggplant, lemon cuke, green beans, small potatoes, onions and tomatoes) – Think Roasted Veggies for Dinner!

 

 More Changes

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28 June 2014

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13 July 2014

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27 July 2014

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Grandin Village Community Market

Today- Saturday – 8 am until Noon         

Plants

Homegrown Produce – new potatoes – Kennebec and Red Chieftain, green beans – Roma, Italian heirloom onions – Tropeana Lunga, Bodacious sweet corn and Small amounts of – cucumbers, baby squash, shelled black-eyes peas, tomatoes, bell and frying peppers, eggplant, Rainbow Chard, small beets and Mexican Sour Gherkins

Guess What!

more beans – rotation 6

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There is more than one way to cook an egg.

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  1. We do not use synthetic pesticides on our crops.
  2. If it becomes absolutely necessary, such as a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Infestation or tomato blight, we will use products that are certified and approved for Organic farming.
  3. We do not spray or dust our leafy greens with anything, expect holes.
  4. We do not cover our crops with row covers for extended periods of time. Despite current propaganda we believe row covers are not environmentally sound.
  5. We do not use plastic mulch, oil based or plant based, for the same reason.
  6. When available we use natural products, straw, hay, leaves, wood chips, etc. for mulch.
  7. We use cover crops for living mulch and green manure.
  8. We compost all of our kitchen and garden waste.
  9. We use this compost to enrich our growing plots.
  10. We also use porcine blood meal, bone meal and green sand as fertilizer. All of these products are approved for Organic farming.
  11. Because organic fertilizer is slow release, if it becomes absolutely necessary, we will use small amounts of synthetic fertilizer to give under preforming plants a quick boost.
  12. We practice crop rotation and biodiversity.
  13. Some of the seed we use are organic, most are not. Seeds that were conventionally grown do not reproduce the chemicals with which they were sprayed. If they did the GMO businesses would not exist today.

To be continued…

We are constantly reevaluating our methods. Although we are but two dots among billions we understand our practices have an impact beyond our property line.

 

  There is more than one way to cook an egg. There is more than one way to farm sustainably. This is our way not the only way.

West End Community Market

Today –Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm
                     

Plants –   

Homegrown Produce  –  new potatoes – Kennebec and Red Chieftain, green beans –Roma and Derby, Italian heirloom onions – Tropeana Lungaand  and Small amounts of  -cucumbers, baby squash, shelled black-eyes peas, tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and frying peppers and fresh dill

 What’s Coming to Market?

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Cherry Tomatoes

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Things Change

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June 28 2014

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July 13 2014

Grandin Village Community Market

Today – Saturday – 8 am until Noon         

Plants

Homegrown Produce – new potatoes – Kennebec and Red Chieftain, green beans – Contender, Roma and Derby, Italian heirloom onions – Tropeana Lunga and cucumbers, Small amounts of  – baby squash, shelled black-eyes peas, tomatoes, eggplant, Mexican Sour Gherkins, West India Burr Gherkins and fresh dill, basil and parsley

What is coming to market?

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Edirne Purple Striped

“Originally collected in Edirne (Adrianople), Turkey, in 1948, and stored by the USDA ever since.”

 http://www.rareseeds.com/edirne-purple-striped-eggplant/

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