Category: News

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 17, 2008

Hello Everyone,

Well I have finally finished planting the winter squash and the edamame soybeans. Better late than never is an expression that doesn’t quite work in farming, but with a little rain and plenty of sun for these next 2 months there should still be a decent harvest. The varieties which were seeded first have germinated well and I have already cultivated them twice, since the grass in this former hayfield is also germinating quite prolifically. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 10, 2008

Hi Folks,

It was another hectic week at the farm, but a lot was accomplished. One of the major projects that has been worrying me for the last several weeks was the laying of a waterline 500 ft. across horse paddocks, to get water to the crops planted in my newly rented field. There are eggplant, peppers, ground cherries, melons, and other crops planted in this field in plastic mulch covered beds. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News- July 3, 2008

Hi Everyone,

As we head into the dog days of summer we continue to be plagued with the problem of bolting. We are just finishing the harvest of the first planting of lettuce and the second planting is already showing signs of shooting up their flower stalks. The cooler is already jammed full of tubs of lettuce and there are thousands of heads in the field that must be cut or will be lost. (more…)

Circle Brook Farm

Farm News June 26, 2008

Hi Folks,

These are times that try men’s souls! This is the time of the season that is perhaps the most difficult for me and my workers. We have begun harvesting substantial amounts of produce and yet still a great deal of planting to be done. We are battling the first batch of summer weeds, which grow so quickly that they rapidly overtake many slower growing crops. (more…)

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Farm News- June 19, 2008

Hi Everyone,

We have finally arrived at the week you have all been waiting for – the first delivery. It will be a small one as the first delivery usually is, but there’s lots of good stuff on the horizon. Due to the cool spring weather many crops grew very slowly and that is the reason for beginning the deliveries later than planned. (more…)