March 21, 2020 • Yadira Ruiz
For the last several years, our standard procedure has been to wear food safe gloves, frequently wash our hands, sanitize surfaces, and stay home when we're sick. Having the privilege of growing fresh food puts us in a position of being extra sensitive to our health and how we handle harvesting, washing and packing. With the Covid pandemic we are making some additions to our protocols, we hope you'll join us in our efforts to mitigate exposure risks. Our work trade program is on pause. Nate and Yadira will be the only people handling crops at all stages of development...
May 04, 2019 • Yadira Ruiz
Do you find yourself wondering why people get excited about new potatoes? Or maybe you feel like you missed the memo and aren't sure what the difference is between a new potato and well, a potato? You aren't alone! I wondered the same thing when I started exploring fresh locally grown food options. I also wondered why they were more expensive. Sometimes farmers are so busy with our daily chores that we forget to pass on what we learn and why we do things a certain way, like pricing. While I can't address everything here, I do want to sing...
April 13, 2019 • Yadira Ruiz
We don't relish having to close but sometimes weary farmers need to take some time off to rest, spend time with family and as is the case for us this year, get married! General Farm Closures and Schedule Adjustments: July 2-9, closed for all farm business. Re-open on July 10 to resume business as usual. Monday July 15th, deliveries will happen between 1-3 pm.No change to on-farm pick-up. August 20-29th, closed for all farm business. Re-open on Friday August 30 to resume business as usual.
December 15, 2018 • Yadira Ruiz
October 20, 2018 • Yadira Ruiz
I think we've all noticed the weather patterns seem different this year. We enjoyed a mild and drier than normal spring and prolonged summer. Now we are enjoying a glorious albeit dry autumn. At first glance we might rejoice at being able to enjoy the outdoors without donning our rainproof gear but it doesn't come without sacrifice. Here at the farm, the change in weather this year has meant heavy deer predation. We speculate that the greenery they normally eat dried up all too fast and they traveled closer to town where they found lush gardens. A few lucky deer...