Whew! That about sums up this week. We had 4 gleanings that all together, harvested over 1,000 pounds. That put us over 10,000 pounds for the year so far. We have a farm full of vegetables and are actually still planting in hopes of some late season harvests. Our Monday gleaners came on ... Click to read more.
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We had another record week, sending another 1,000+ pounds into our community and adding Saturday as a 4th gleaning day. This week we will exceed 10,000 pounds total for the year and are far from being finished. Our carrots are ready! Carrie is showing off a carrot that (greens included) is 1/2 of her height! ... Click to read more.
1,608.94! That was the total weight of donated food sent out this week. A new record for us. Full disclosure; with our expansion now in production we should be setting some new records. :) We had a whopping 7 pound spaghetti squash in that mix and our sweet colorful peppers are ripening and being ... Click to read more.
We are starting to add up the poundage as we harvest some of our heavier and more prolific summer crops. Our late planting of zucchini is peaking in production. Our crew and volunteers picked almost 400 pounds of tomatoes this week. Our total was over 1,000 pounds and I think that will continue for a ... Click to read more.
Lots is happening at the farm this past week. First of all, we harvested over 1,300 pounds of food. Part of that total was Paul's summer project. Paul was trying to determine how different amounts of biochar in the beds affected the growth of the plants. Napa cabbage was the project vegetable. We needed to harvest ... Click to read more.
This week, the farm made a big transition: we now have three brand new tunnels. I asked our Saturday volunteers what they thought as they drove in and saw the new landscape. Everyone was excited to see G2G's growth and expansion. I personally was taken aback a bit. This is now an opportunity for us ... Click to read more.
BUY TICKETS BY CLICKING HERE Two outstanding prizes in our 2021 Farmyard Jam Raffle! 1. A two night stay at a Little Sebago Lake house (sleeps 14) 2. A two night stay at Hotel Vermont located in downtown Burlington 1 ticket for $5 / 5 tickets for $20 The winners will be announced at the ... Click to read more.
As the month of July came to an end, we celebrated the return of groups of children experiencing Growing to Give. Two of our Bowdoin interns, Grace and Tucker, gave farm tours and talks on food insecurity. Cooking with the produce they picked on their tour, the kids experienced the exceptional taste of freshly picked vegetables. I heard ... Click to read more.
We had several firsts this week. As we hoped, the first of the tomatoes are ripening and being sent out. These cherry tomatoes came first, but the large slicers are ready to be picked and sent out with the Monday gleaners. We planted hundreds of basil, parsley, and dill seedlings alongside our tomatoes this year ... Click to read more.
BUGS! Our days begin with what we call bug patrol. Trying to rid our plants of cucumber beetles and various beetles is a daily activity. We have found that a very long pair of tweezers to get into the bright yellow blossoms and rid them of the cucumber beetles work best. Making duct tape bracelets is ... Click to read more.