Farm Report 4/10/23 – Hello, Beautiful!

I could be referring to so many different things at the farm this time of year. I could be referring to these lovely ladies under this amazing cloud cover. Or maybe it’s this gathering of other beautiful women (and our favorite furry friend). Could it be these unusual black pussy willow ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 4/10/23 – Hello, Beautiful!2023-04-10T14:09:15+00:00

Early March Farm Report: Jimmy Nardello

Who the heck is Jimmy Nardello and when is the paper pot bee? Jimmy Nardello is the name of a beautifully shaped, sweet red pepper whose seeds were brought over in 1887 in the hem of Angeline Nardello’s skirt. This was to avoid them being confiscated at the border. Angeline and her husband Giuseppe were ... Click to read more.

Early March Farm Report: Jimmy Nardello2023-03-07T16:05:51+00:00

Mid February farm report and organic certification

February seems to be the time of year when everyone begins asking me these questions: 1) So, this is your slow time, right? 2) Not much going on at the farm right now, is there? Excuse me, not really! This is the season for filling out our organic certification forms for MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers ... Click to read more.

Mid February farm report and organic certification2023-02-19T17:41:25+00:00

Farm Report 12/27/22 – Fun facts about wiggle wire

Today, Carrie and I had six volunteers come to the farm to help us get started on the cleanup, salvage and organization of our mangled tunnels. Our farm neighbor Craig rode over on his bike to help. When Craig left he was excited to be able to add a new word to his vocabulary, wiggle ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 12/27/22 – Fun facts about wiggle wire2022-12-27T21:58:53+00:00

Farm Report 12/26/22 – BREAKING NEWS! CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

You know when you see that notice that used to come up on the TV and now comes up on one of our “devices”, it can be good or bad. Well, this farm report happens to be in the “bad, but could have been worse” category. For those of us who live in Maine/New England, ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 12/26/22 – BREAKING NEWS! CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!2022-12-27T01:16:59+00:00

Theda’s Farm Report 10/24/22 – Here comes the white “stuff”

No, not that white stuff, this white stuff. The milkweed pods were bursting open Friday sending their airborne seeds all over the farm. It looked a little bit like that other white piece of nature, but the 60 degree temperatures would not allow even the thought of a snowflake. One of the requirements of being ... Click to read more.

Theda’s Farm Report 10/24/22 – Here comes the white “stuff”2022-10-26T13:51:52+00:00

Farm Report 10/9/22 – A Frosty Start

If a picture is worth a thousand words. I think Carrie’s beautiful Monday morning shot of this sunflower says it all.   Poor Genevieve! She told me she could not feel her fingertips on Monday. The team still sent out almost 200 pounds of 14 different varieties of vegetables and herbs. Thanks, everyone, ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 10/9/22 – A Frosty Start2022-10-10T20:03:06+00:00

Farm Report 9/26/22 – Racing Against the Clock

It seems like Fall might be our busiest season. As the days shorten and the temperatures begin to drop, we keep referring to our harvest calendar. When can we harvest these squash? Do we have the time or space for two hundred more lettuce seedlings? Can we flip another plot from harvest to cover crop ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 9/26/22 – Racing Against the Clock2022-09-27T12:36:14+00:00

Farm Report 9/12/22 – Growing with the help of Morning Glory

I have been adding photos of the beautiful flower bouquets made by our volunteers to my weekly report for most of the summer. I would like to give a shout-out to Morning Glory Natural Foods store in downtown Brunswick–the destination of these flowers and a Partner with us in feeding our community! In 2019, Morning ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 9/12/22 – Growing with the help of Morning Glory2022-09-12T19:33:18+00:00

Farm Report 9/5/22 – What Goes Up Must Come Down

I can’t believe that I am already writing about dismantling some of our tomato plants. These plants are tired and have stopped producing, so out they go to make room for one final lettuce planting. (Wasn’t I just writing about harvesting so much lettuce?) We had interplanted leeks with the rows of tomatoes, so now ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 9/5/22 – What Goes Up Must Come Down2022-09-06T23:19:33+00:00
Go to Top