What’s Growing in Our Gardens?

What’s Growing in Our Gardens?

Work slowed little here on the farm this winter. In early January, Loren and I pored through seed catalogs, decided what varieties we wanted to offer our customers, and plotted out over half an acre of garden beds. Bundles of seed packages began arriving in February,...
Rhubarb ~ An Old-time Favorite

Rhubarb ~ An Old-time Favorite

Rhubarb is one of those vegetables people have strong opinions about. Vegetable? That’s right, though a popular pie filling in 18th century Europe, rhubarb belongs to the polygonaceae species, commonly known as the buckwheat or knotweed family and is considered a...
Music Garlic

Music Garlic

Three generations of family busy planting hard neck Music garlic that create a deer deterrent edge to the garden area. Just what is Music garlic? It’s a hardneck garlic with tons more flavor than the softneck variety found in grocery stores. The cloves are large...
A Pest or a Helper?

A Pest or a Helper?

Part of our “Organic System Plan” required us to identify “pests.” Here you see someone who does not identify with that title but rather views himself as a “helper” during harvest time.