Friday, November 21, 2014

Autumn Happenings On The Farm

When Fall hits, we have to be prepared for it all. At the beginning of the week, there were record lows and our warm weather crops died back, so we had a lot of ripping out to do. By the end of the week, it was 70 degrees and we needed to water and get our cold weather crops pepped up for their growing seasons. We even had a special guest stop by and visit our farm. It was a great week and this farmer is so thankful for our school garden army who work hard every day to keep our farm growing strong. Thanks kids for your hard work this week!  We couldn't do it without you!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Before A Freeze We Harvest And Prep

The first freeze came our way this week and we had time to prep for it. Harvest time is always an adventure and everyone loved hunting for tomatoes and peppers and snipping the last bunches of basil as the freeze headed our way. The school farmers learned first hand about the change of seasons, the tilt of the Earth and the impact that it has on our farm.

With the close of this growing season, our farm has given away 685 pounds of fresh, locally grown, 100% organic produce to our local food bank. We benefit from our harvest, but we also are teaching our future generation to give back and lend a hand. Thank you farmers for all that you do for our farm and for others in need.