Farm News

The latest news and happenings at the Cornucopia farm

Rain, rain, rain

By John | May 31, 2016

Another 1/2 inch in the rain gauge at 5:30 this morning, and it’s still coming down at 8, so I told the crew, or most of the crew, no work this morning because it is too wet. The weeds are having a head start on most crops because we cannot get to them. It seems each time…

Greens!

By John | May 4, 2016

In this week’s shares we have: Spinach, Leaf Lettuce, Chives, Arugula, Salad Mix, Sweet Potatoes, and Basil. We are thrilled to offer spinach with the weird weather we’ve been having.  We had two really nice beds of spinach that overwintered and is “frost sweetened.”  the leaves are rather large, but it tastes great! We had…

Help Wanted

By John | April 22, 2016

Are you looking for an exciting workplace, an opportunity to stimulate your mind and exercise your body? The Cornucopia is at the forefront of the naturally grown market garden renaissance in Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota. Our diversified vegetable farm offers the chance for motivated individuals to be involved in all parts of its…

Fall Share Delivery #5

By John | November 3, 2015

In the morning it feels like spring the last two days, but then by late afternoon when we are really rolling, the students come out to work, and boom it is dark. Then you know it’s almost all over! This time SIOUX CITY we would like to meet at the market location BUT at 4…

Fall Share #4

By John | October 20, 2015

This week we are selling Ham from Berkshire pigs sliced, 5# hams slices are 1/2 inch thick, we have a limited number, its first come first served, great for Thanksgiving or Christmas. $30 each. Beginning this week we also have boxes of Carola potatoes, a potato in your box this week that stores very well.…

Fall Share #3

By John | October 6, 2015

Hi Everyone, It’s been a busy week! I created work for myself late last week by not watching where I was driving and took out a water hydrant! I needed to replace it to use water to wash vegetables in the packing shed so I rented a mini excavator and dug a hole next to…

Fall delivery #2

By John | September 22, 2015

In the box: Arugula Salad Mix Salad turnip Peppers, those red ones are our daughters favorites, we call them lipsticks, people ask if they are hot, they are sweet. Beans Carrots Sweet Potato Eggplant Garlic Onion Spaghetti Squash Leek Cauliflower Fall is on the calendar, it feels a little warm but that means you may…

The first 2015 Fall CSA box is full!

By John | September 8, 2015

In the box for September 9 we have pink radish, onion, colored and jalepeno peppers, Nicola and Yukon potatoes, cherry tomatoes, celeriac root, red cabbage, choi, broccoli, garlic, parsley, and acorn squash. It’s likely that between seeding, weeding, feeding, harvesting and packing that about 12 to 14 different individuals had a part in putting this…

Last Chance for Fall Shares

By John | August 4, 2015

Hello friends, It’s Tuesday afternoon, and I think the crew might believe I am disappearing because I’m not interested in working. I have left three times saying I am going to write the newsletter. Third time’s a charm. Last week we told you Madeline was moving. She called last night to say she safely arrived in…

Yukon ho!

By John | July 28, 2015

Hello friends, This is Madeline’s last day at the market in Sioux Center, in case you missed that bit of news last week. She is heading to Montana to teach Spanish at Manhattan Christian School. She’ll be greatly missed. Stop and wish her well at the market, if you get a chance to do so.…