Last night, with the predicted low below freezing, we spent significant time making sure our peppers and tomatoes would make it through unscathed. They’re fine. Thanks to our student helpers! You can see pictures of our work below:  

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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 morning after we picked eggplant and sweet and hot peppers at the south garden, we could tell school had started because of all the traffic on our way back, and our college students tell me next Monday will be their last day. Anna and Madeline will be missed as they return to Dordt. Several…

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It is raining as I write this on Tuesday, and people are asking about the rain. It will help the established plants, but the rain last week–over 7 inches in 36 hours–appears to have washed out, buried, and/or rotted some beets, parsnips, dill, and possibly cucumbers. We may not have had enough heat yet for…

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Thanks to Cora, who sent three good-looking recipes to us this week! Here they are in case you’d like to try them: Quinoa salad with roasted sweet potatoes and kale (http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quinoa-salad-with-roasted-sweet-potatoes-kale-dried-cranberries-red-onion) Sausage kale strata (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/01/sausage-kale-strata) Roasted root vegetable candy (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/roasted-root-vegetable-candy) The moisture has been nice, but we are still behind with seeding and planting, and…

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