Archive for November, 2015

Finally!

 Our computer was down for a day.

Farm Journal – week of

22nd November – 28th November 2015

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Despite the hustle and bustle of harvesting and preparing for Tuesday’s market and Thanksgiving I did manage to plant some seedlings in Tunnel B.

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Stay tuned for Spring 2016.

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

It’s that time of year!

Making Wreaths

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What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens –   baby kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Scarlet Kale and Japanese Red Mustard
  • Brassica –  Stonehead Cabbage 
  • Root Crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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Berry Good

 

Farm Journal – week of

15th November – 21st November 2015

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This week David finished putting up another trellis for the red rasberries.

 

 

 

 

 

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We finally managed to cover tunnel B. It is fairly barren but these seedlings will fill it up next week.112115_fj_seedlings

112115_fj_tunnel_aThe slugs in tunnel A have been controlled and the seedlings are recovering and putting on growth.

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Tunnel C is ready for our Tuesday market at

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Fox 21 Story – LEAP’s Community Kitchen at West End and David is in the background

http://www.virginiafirst.com/ag-life/ag-life-community-kitchen-to-be-built-in-roanoke

 

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Nothing this week.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Winter Greens

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Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens –   baby kale, black kale, Mizuna, Red Mizuna, Ruby Streaks, Japanese Red Mustard, Komatsuna, purple tat soi and mustard greens by the pound
  • Brassica –  Stonehead Cabbage and small amount of purple cauliflower 
  • root crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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Handyman, Farmer

 

Farm Journal – week of

8th November – 14 November 2015

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This week David finished the roofing job by putting up the gutter.

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After I pulled up the pepper plants, David tilled and sowed a cover crop of winter rye and crimson clover.

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With a heavy heart because they were still producing, I removed the tomato plants from bed B.

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Handyman David cutting strips for tunnel B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It was too wet, this week, to finish sowing our plot.

West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Scarlet Kale

111015_market What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – tender mustard, small kale, Red Mizuna, Japanese Red Mustard, collards and Stonehead Cabbage
  • root crops – White Lady Turnips
  • Peppers – hot and sweet

 

 

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Lucas Came In

 

Farm Journal – week of

1st November – 7th November 2015

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11815_fj_lucasThis week Lucas came in for a visit. Naturally, we put him to work. He loaded, hauled and spread mulch.

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Most of our plot has been covered in rye. This week we weeded  the last two areas that need to be tilled and planted with rye.