This week was bittersweet, starting to harvest the Acorn Squash and putting in an entire tunnel of spinach. That is it for planting for this season, the spinach will be ready mid-October and, with the extra protection, hopefully the harvest will last a couple of weeks. Then as the days lengthen and the sun is ... Click to read more.
Growing to Give's harvest this week Our total poundage of food harvested this week was close to 600 pounds. This was with two days of gleaning, Monday being a holiday and a day off at the farm. We're still harvesting over 12 varieties of vegetables and herbs. Wednesday gleaners going to 8 different locations. The ... Click to read more.
Everyone seems a little sad with our beautiful summer coming to an end. We do have six more weeks of our growing season for those tender crops and two months for the cool weather crops. That is why we are still planting spinach, radish, lettuces, and turnips. Here is our Earthway Seeder being used to ... Click to read more.
Support from Head Start Volunteers Lots of volunteers this week including five women from different Head Start Programs. They are the cooks from these schools and are determined to serve nutritious meals to the little 3-5-year-olds in their care. They were sharing ideas on how to sneak vegetables into the kids' meals! They helped us ... Click to read more.
17 different types of veggies to 12 different locations We are in high harvest season now. Seventeen different types of vegetables were harvested and sent out Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with a total 1,098 pounds to 12 different locations. That amounted to 30 large boxes of mixed, fresh organic produce. We were informed that Freeport ... Click to read more.
Garlic harvest and new master gardener volunteers Last week was the week of garlic. Our plot of garlic was harvested, cleaned, and put away to cure with the help of many new volunteers. A call went out for extra help and our good friend and supporter Lynne Holland put the word out to her Master ... Click to read more.
Greens ready to go to a food access program! Farm is in high season, adding onions and celery to our list of veggies. That brings us up to 13 vegetables with several varieties in the mix. We have tried to always have some type of greens available with each delivery and so far have ... Click to read more.
Where's Rebecca? Last week I was in hot Ohio, glad to be home in warm and beautiful Maine. Cucumbers are the new zucchini! This summer's catchphrase seems to be, "cucumbers are the new zucchini!" Last year we had a bumper crop of summer squash especially zucchini. I have a photo of our neighbor ... Click to read more.
Big week of firsts for the year at Growing to Give this week. We had three gleanings this week. The new Friday gleaning went to the Harpswell Sharing Table. This week's boxes included our first turnips and cucumbers! The rest of the box was filled with chard, garlic scapes, and some huge 2-pound heads of ... Click to read more.
Hot, hot, hot. Here is the heat we have all been asking for and it was too much for all of us. The plants seemed to love it but it took a toll on our stamina and we couldn't work past noon on those really hot and humid days. Donations to Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties. ... Click to read more.