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Year-round news and meditations from your farmers at The Cornucopia.

New high tunnel nearly finished!

The past two weeks have flown by. The big news is that the new high tunnel is a half day from being complete! We need to put in the sliding end wall doors; otherwise, it is finished. The roll-up side gear boxes were installed last Saturday after market, and the ground...

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Fall season begins

On Monday at noon I ate outside where we are growing fall squash and sweet potatoes. It did seem like a nice fall day for about 3 or 4 hours. We are looking forward to a sunny break soon! We are missing potatoes, carrots and spinach. We are waiting for a dry stretch...

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Finished framing the high tunnel

We would like to thank all our summer participants for their involvement in local food! Your support has helped sustain our farm through a challenging season weather-wise, and we hope the food we've provided has helped sustain you, as well. This week is the last of...

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Tomatoes

We are in a transition week. We have all our summer help back to school and we have a trickle of college students starting to show up. We have now pulled all the yellow storage onions and have them on wagons or in the greenhouse for curing so they will store for the...

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Sun and weeding

This week we have sunshine! We spent a lot of time weeding because last week was simply too wet. We still plan to plant and seed more crops for fall. The ground should rototill up nice this evening for seed beds to be filled tomorrow. We have more plants to go out...

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New high tunnel arrives

The heat we need for sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes seems slow in coming. This is a different kind of summer. We have begun plantings for fall. It seems so far away with the calendar still on July, but the students who work for me are showing the usual...

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Home stretch for the crowdfunding campaign

What an unusually cool week. Zucchini and eggplant are starting to produce. It looks like the okra plants did not get enough heat to get started. We planted them to try something new to most of us, because we had requests for okra last year. There is a big gap in our...

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Hilling potatoes

We are seeding in the greenhouse to start plants for fall. Yes, summer just arrived, and already we are thinking about what you can eat in October! Make plans to join our CSA for the fall, we have room, and all it takes is $300 to reserve your spot. We are going to...

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Waiting for the sun

This week we are looking for the sun to shine and dry out the ground. We are not flooded, but we are saturated. (Sound familiar?) It was strange this morning compared to previous mornings; there was no threat of rain, the wind was blowing the grass dry, and the sun...

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Stormy Weather

Well, we made it through a few more storms over the weekend! I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but we're going on week three where we have not had much opportunity to seed, weed or feed because of the moisture. But we are thankful that, unlike areas north of...

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Rain and Roof-Raising

It's been wet, and things are growing! It's great not to have to water our crops, but it's been almost too wet -- this is the second week where we have not been able to seed, weed or feed. We hope that changes soon. I flirted with digging carrots, and I did pull about...

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Storm Brewing

Looks like there's another storm brewing this afternoon; we hope the worst of it misses us this time around. This past weekend we had 2 inches of rain, which gave weeds all the encouragement they needed! In our potato field we have a lot of weed pressure. The onions...

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Picking up the Pieces

It's been hot, which is what the plants have been waiting for. We look forward to seeing them grow over the next week. Three friends came over on Saturday and took Tunnel 1 apart with me, and on Monday I picked up all the pieces with Adrienne, who is home from college...

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Rebounding from the wind and hail

Other years, we have had more to offer in Week #4 boxes (such a choi, shown in its hail-damaged state below). This year, after a Mother's Day tornado-producing storm dumped hail on the plants newly exposed by the wind-torn Tunnel 1, our plants are still rebounding....

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