The growing season is coming to a close The farm report is about to go into hibernation! We are over 15,200 pounds as of last week and that is without last year's 4,000 pounds of zucchini. Many more greens were grown this year and are still being harvested. We are down to one gleaning per ... Click to read more.
An Abundant Harvest Wow it's November and we are still going strong! Last week we harvested and delivered over 650 pounds of beautiful organic produce that included: spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, turnips, peppers, a few tomatoes, beet greens, radishes, scallions, garlic, and winter squash. With winter temperatures predicted for next weekend, that variety will ... Click to read more.
Visit from local school children Slow and steady clean up in progress. We had a group of fifth-graders and their teacher, Abby, with us on Wednesday. Fortunately, we had greenhouse clean-up projects for them since it was pouring rain that morning. They enthusiastically harvested and pulled out the peppers in greenhouse 1 and those in ... Click to read more.
Farming in on Madeira Island I was away for 10 days, traveling to the island of Madeira. Madeira sits out in the Atlantic across from Morocco but is part of Portugal. Madeira is called the Isle of Flowers and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I won't bore you with all my vacation experiences but ... Click to read more.
We harvested 764 pounds this week. Our total for the year is up to 12,592. The butternut squash has been picked and sweetening in the hoop houses. It will begin to be distributed in the next week or two. The spinach is growing faster than we can pick it, and the salad turnips continue to ... Click to read more.
What the first frost meant for Growing to Give Frost came this week and took the outside tomatoes and peppers. We had to harvest all the butternut squash. We welcomed Nat as a volunteer this week and he helped me pull all the Waldo butternut on Tuesday, maybe about 500 to 550 pounds. Cathy helped ... Click to read more.
The harvest Another week of incredibly beautiful weather at the farm this week. This warm weather is encouraging the cool-weather spinach, radishes, and Hakuri turnips we planted earlier this month. Really exciting! The second plantings of broccoli and Chinese cabbage are also being harvested. The peppers and tomatoes in the greenhouse and tunnels are still ... Click to read more.
"Goodbye" to an almost perfect Maine summer and "hello" to one of a lot of people's favorite season's: fall. I think one of the highlights of the past summer was no drought. Yes, we still irrigated almost daily in July but there was no real concern about the pond getting too low and needing to ... Click to read more.
Planting season is coming to a close... 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 ... 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.