Farm Update February 11, 2017

It is WARM out in the field today as we are harvesting! The temperatures are making a lot of the brassicas bolt (send up flower stalks). Some of the broccoli raab went from no heads to flowers in two days. The entire tatsoi bed portion bolted, as you can see in the image below. The yukina savoy is starting to flower.

We are continuing to work on the high tunnel and are making good progress. We hope to complete it within the next ten days or so. Then we will prepare the soil in it for our spring plantings of tomatoes, peppers, chiles, and cucumbers. We will put shadecloth on it for the spring and summer to lower the temperature inside the structure. The productivity of the summer crops should increase inside the high tunnel.

Starting this Sunday, Feb. 12, the Rillito market will open at 8a and close at noon due to the horse racing season. Parking will still be free for farmers’ market customers.

We’ll see you at the markets!

yukina savoy
tatsoi flowers


Farm Update May 28, 2016

We are planting more herbs this summer than last. We currently have white sage, spearmint, cilantro, and sorrel growing; you may have seen these at our markets.

We just planted basil and dill. We will start seeds of thyme, parsley, oregano and summer savory this weekend.

If you have suggestions as to additional herbs that you would like to see in our farm stand at the markets or if you have a favorite variety that you think would be a good one for us to grow, please email us or tell us when you stop by at the market.

Rapidly ripening blackberries
Rapidly ripening blackberries
Cilantro flowers
Cilantro flowers
Potato plants blooming
Potato plants blooming