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…

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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 has been tilled. We…

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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 the summer share and next week, same time, same…

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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 that should produce…

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My walkabout yesterday revealed flowers on a new green bean crop, zucchini plants (seemingly) doubling size overnight, and tender cilantro and dill shoots maturing. It’s also great to see the beginnings of our high tunnel taking shape! After digging out post holes yesterday, today’s job for the guys is putting ground posts in concrete. One…

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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 itch about going to back…

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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 for the summer,…

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Many have asked about how the wind damage of April 24 will impact our season and our long-term viability. Many have spoken words of encouragement and support, offered ideas, and asked for a plan. Thank you. It has been the expressions of encouragement from customers and friends that keep us going even when it is…

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Greetings from a wet corner of Northwest Iowa. The good news is that there is no serious structural damage after last night’s tornado-producing storms. Tunnel 3 and the Greenhouse did survive. The chimney for the greenhouse was detached from the heater and hanging oddly toward the ground, but that is a relatively easy fix. We…

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Dear friends, We didn’t intend to start our season this early, but sometimes that’s just how things go! We need to harvest some crops that will be best fresh, and we can’t hold them in good condition where they are, or keep them long term in cool storage. They are coming from a high tunnel…

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