Farm Update March 25, 2017

This week at the markets we will be reserving spots and accepting payments for the spring/summer CSA program. The forms are also available on our website, in the CSA box on the right sidebar of the site, and here. We will stick with a 50-share program this round, so please let us know if you are interested in a spot. The summer shares will include potatoes, blackberries, tomatoes, peppers, chiles, flowers, cucumbers,  melons, okra, squash, salad mixes, among many other tasty ingredients.

We now have a full crew of interns – 4 total. We will have this crew for 3 more weeks and then the number will decrease to 3 for the duration of the summer. You will be seeing these hardworking people at the markets throughout the summer.

We are excited to announce we will be supplying ingredients to CafÈ Roka in Bisbee starting this Friday, so if you are in Bisbee, please stop by CafÈ Roka for a delicious meal.

We’ll see you at the markets!

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farm interns Ian and Bobby preparing Iitoi’s onions for the restaurants

Farm Update July 30, 2016

We just finished trellising the tomato plants. It was a marathon effort that needed over a half-mile of twine, applied about 10 feet at a time. We got behind on the trellising and the plants just exploded in growth with the monsoon humidity. After many person-hours (60?) we finally finished the job early this morning before we started harvesting.

The Italian flat beans are coming! Also known as Romano green beans, they are very tasty – delicious raw or cooked. We should have a few at the market this week and many more in the weeks to come.

Our eggplant are also blooming. They went in a bit late, but have started to put on many blooms.

One additional crop that is starting to come in is the okra. I saw the first flower yesterday as we were weeding that bed.

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Romano green beans
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New bed of Iitoi’s onions
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