It’s hot! What would we do without air conditioning at lunch time? I grew up without air conditioning. We learned to cope, to sweat, to drink water, and to take advantage of shade. I didn’t understand why some of my friends parents insisted on air conditioning in their cars–why, just open the window! I have…

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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…

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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.…

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A nice rain Sunday night into Monday means no watering for several days, which helps the water bill! Last month’s bill was an all time high at $450, which is somewhat surprising because we feel like we are watering less this year. But while the rain is great, it really hinders seeding, planting, and weeding…

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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 to see…

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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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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 seeding and planting…

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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 hill potatoes…

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What a beautiful day! We are looking forward to dry weather and opportunities to plant seeds and do some transplanting. We will also be tilling in some sections that have become overrun by weeds. The potatoes are flowering, which is often very nice to look at. Normally they have been hilled (http://www.garden.org/foodguide/browse/veggie/potatoes_care/571) twice by this…

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If you’re following us on Facebook you might have already seen this, but I’m sharing it with you by email to make sure you have the opportunity to stock up for fall if you are so inclined. Items can be picked up on market day at the one of the market locations we visit, if…

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