Category: News

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Farm News – August 2, 2021

Hello Folks, It was another week of good weather for the farm – just enough rain, plenty of sunshine, and reasonable temperatures. If it keeps up like this, I might just decide to keep farming, lol! (more…)

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Farm News – July 26, 2021

Hello Everyone!  Wow, I can’t believe it is the end of July already – summer is just flying by!  And the weather has been unusually reasonable for mid-summer in New Jersey.  The humidity and temperature will be climbing for a few days but should moderate by mid-week.  We are hoping for a little rain – emphasis on a little!  The storms that were predicted for yesterday and last night never materialized, but  we are okay without it, for now. (more…)

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Farm News – July 19, 2021

Hi Folks! So the everyday rain seems to have abated and the temperatures moderated – at least for now. Hopefully we can get back on track with the planting schedule. It is time to plant lots of carrots for the fall crop and more spinach and beets, just to name a few things. So far we have been lucky – no damage from wind or hail, which has been around with these strong storms. (more…)

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Farm News – July 12, 2021

Hello Folks! So, we are generally happy for some rain, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Everyday storms and rain showers are making life a bit difficult for us at present. It isn’t possible to prepare ground for planting, or seed when it is too wet. The damp weather is favorable to the fungi, to which many plants are susceptible, but especially the tomatoes and the cucurbits. We have finished bringing in the garlic and are almost done harvesting the shallot crop, but now there are onions that must be pulled, or they will begin to rot. Hopefully, the wet spell will end soon, and we can get back on schedule with planting. (more…)

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Farm News – July 5, 2021

Hello Everyone, Happy Independence Day! I hope you enjoyed the long weekend despite the damp start. Here on the farm, there are no days off – there is just too much to be done. We were happy to receive some much-needed precipitation and grateful that it came mostly in the evenings and did not impact our markets or our field work. I had just finished planting the last of the winter squash as well as a third planting of beans, corn, and some cucumbers. We had also transplanted cabbage and Brussel’s sprouts just ahead of the storms, so the rain was a benefit to these crops as well as the multitude of established plantings that are not aided by drip irrigation. (more…)

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Farm News – June 28, 2021

Hello Folks! So, we are in the second heat wave of the season – three more scorching days to endure before it breaks on Thursday. Fortunately, there is a fair amount of moisture in the soil, so our crops should not be affected too much. I can’t believe we are in the fourth week of deliveries already. I guess time flies when you’re working hard as well! (more…)

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Farm News – June 21, 2021

Hi everyone, Happy Father’s Day!  Happy Juneteenth!  Happy Summer Solstice!  Happy, Happy, Happy!  Just as I hope you will be with the share this week!   (more…)

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Farm News – June 14, 2021

Hello everyone, the time has come for me to dust off my pea puns and pea-alliteration, for we have a plenitude, a preponderance, a plethora of peas.  So, if you have been praying for peas, for now your prayers will be answered.  This week it is mostly English, or shell peas we have in abundance, a few groups may receive snow peas this time and English peas next.  Sugar snap peas will be starting next week. (more…)

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Farm News – June 7, 2021

Hello folks, we have arrived at the week you have all, no doubt, been waiting for – the first share delivery of the season.  So let the fresh veggies begin!   (more…)

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Farm News – May 18, 2021

Hello Folks, Happy Spring!  I am pleased to report that we are off to a much better start to the season than last year.  The first groups of workers arrived in late March and I now have my whole crew in place.  We are going gangbusters planting, weeding, spreading compost, mulching, and covering greenhouses.  The weather has been relatively cooperative.  It was a fairly dry spring with some early warmth and abundant sunshine, that helped to dry out the fields as the heavy snow melted.  Overall, it has stayed rather cool, but we have not had any extremely cold nights. (more…)