Farm Happenings


Oh deer...

October 20, 2018 Yadira Ruiz

Oh deer...

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...


Fresh ideas: New Potato Salad and Fennel Slaw

May 31, 2018 Yadira Ruiz

Nate's Dilly Slaw As farmers we don't always have time prepare the kinds of meals we prefer to eat. We love "slow food" but sometimes you gotta get creative with limited time and the need to clean out the fridge. This past week Nate threw together these ingredients as a sandwich spread and it was delicious. I took the left over dressing and made slaw last night, another success! In the original recipe he used fermented kale hot sauce that was gifted to us by one of our long time customers, Sam. Since most of you are not going to...


Wrapping up 2017

January 01, 2018 Yadira Ruiz

Happy New Year!  Thank you all for being a part of our community. We are deeply grateful to each one of you who came out to pitch in with farm chores, ordered food, stopped by the farm stand, referred a friend, dropped off treats, made it out to an event to say hello, or asked to be added to our weekly list. 2018 marks our fourth year as farmers/business owners at Sunbow and each year our goal is to go bigger while making strides towards excellence. Our version of that is mostly to take many small steps in the right direction, at...


It's December Already?

December 01, 2017 Yadira Ruiz

Yes, it's December already.  The farm pace has slowed. The plant growth has slowed. The light levels are almost at their lowest for the year.  It's a welcome change after the hectic autumn season. We find ourselves digging out our project lists to work on the things we set aside during the rest of the year. One of my list items has been to start a blog. While we like to do a narrative on our produce list once in a while, we know its not be best place to chat about what's happening on the farm, so here we...