Archive for May, 2016

Giant Leopard Month

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Blueberries

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 What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Russian kale, rapinni, red mustard, Swiss chard, garlic scapes and Rat Tail radish
  • Legumes  – small quantity green beans
  • Root Crops – green onions
  • Plants – winter and summer squash and last of the tomato plants

 

 

 

 

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Eating Weeds

 

Farm Journal – week of

May 22 2016 – May 28 2016

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16_528_fj_david David spent a lot of time weed-eating this week.

The pine needle bales are for mulching the strawberry patch. The strawberries have been very prolific this season and David has been picking them everyday.

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He also finished staking all the tomato plants that are in the ground and I tied them to their stake.

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We drove up to Seven Spring Farm to pick up some farming supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grandin Village Community Market

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Today – Saturday – 8 am until 12 noon

 

What is growing?

Red Currents 
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What is coming to market today? 

Homegrown Produce

  • Greens – kale, Rapini (side shoots)  and rat tail radish
  • Legumes  – green beans
  • Plants –  summer and winter squash and tomato plants

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West End Community Market

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

What is growing?

Blueberries

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 What is coming to market today?  

Homegrown Produce  

  • Greens – Russian kale, rapinni and Rat Tail radish
  • Legumes  – small quanty of 1st harvest green beans
  • Plants – cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon, cucumber, winter and summer squash and tomato plants

 

 

 

 

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West End Community Market

A LEAP Market

Don’t Forget

 Tomorrow – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

will post tomorrow the produce we will be bring to market

 

 

 

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Transitions

 

Farm Journal – week of

May 15 2016 – May 21 2016

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Tunnel C

We had our first groundhog attack this week.

The plastic on tunnel C is past its prime and has many holes. Instead of removing all of it we cut off its top and left the sides as a groundhog barrier. We removed the plastic from tunnel A and stored it. Then we used the top from tunnel C as a barrier around A.

Tunnel A 

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David harvested the last of the peas in tunnel C and started to prepare it for his next rotation of beans. He also worked up one of our small raised beds for beans as well.

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Catawba

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Grandin Village Community Market

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Today – Saturday – 8 am until 12 noon

 

What is growing?

Egyptian Walking Onions
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What is coming to market today? 

Homegrown Produce

  • Greens – kale, Swiss chard, Rapini and rat tail radish
  • Legumes  – fresh shelled  peas 
  • Plants watermelon, cantaloupe, zucchini, honey dew and tomato plants

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see side panel for directions – click on address for map

West End Community Market

A LEAP Market

Don’t Forget

 Today – Tuesday – 3 pm until 6 pm

 

Due to medical reasons we will not be at market today.

 

 

 

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Too Tall

 

Farm Journal – week of

May 8 2016 – May 14 2016

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This week David started to transform our entrance garden into his cucumber patch. Because this area used to be part of the driveway, the good dirt is very shallow here, he will be using pots to grow his cukes in.16_515_fj_pots

 

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This week there was a gully washer and a fourth of our potato patch, the far end, was washed away.

 

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Our winter rye cover crop got away from us and grew too tall. David started to weed eat it down. First in between the onions and then the area above them where we are going to plant winter squash.

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