We’re in LaCrosse, Wisconsin this week for the Midwest Organic Farming Conference, put on every year by the good people at MOSES.
Produce For Sale
Farm PhotosNew tool! 9.5-bushel broadcast seeder that we can hopefully eventually mount on front of a tractor to spread cover crop seed as we make the last cultivation pass. Meanwhile hoping to use it on the 3-point hitch sometime in the coming week. Pictured at a bonus stop at @traderspointcreamery 😍🤤.Rye cover crop blankets all but one field (got too late/wet in the fall), and it’s looking lovely. This little field south of the shed is where I’m planning all my wacky experiments for the year - at least, that’s what the neighbors will think. Corn and beans together to be harvested mechanically, wide row experiments, winter squash and other things in the wide rows. Excited to try to grow runner beans for the first time. Taking cues from generations of indigenous farmers, @blusteryknollfarm , and @meadowlark_organics .Pane di Pasqua all’Uovo from the Pugliese family tradition of @rachaellee42 and @sam_random. Eggs by @cedarvalleysustainable and flour from @janiesmill and some of our own home-milled #ArapahoeHRWW.Floriani cleaning today! Who wants to mill some polenta?Finally we will have beans available again! We got down to cleaning the last bits and had to take them to a color sorter, there were delays, farm was snowed in, drama drama. So now they are finally clean! I’ll have them in bags tomorrow and be checking in with @cheffresh82 and @hazzardfreefarmgrains and @eat.here.stl and @theurbancanopy and @freshpicks and everyone else who wanted some back in January. Then we’ll be out until fall harvest.Can you see the tiny kite? The string was all the way out! Kite flying after @vermontvalleycommunityfarm seed potato pickup at @greenearthinstitute is becoming a tradition for us.And so the autolyse begins on this week’s loaves, thanks to the #NewFarmhand mixer extraordinaire.Leftover soup! I cleared at least seven containers out of the fridge to make this lunch (and a few more that were too far gone). Anybody else having the “What’s in this jar/bag?” problem today?
Our annual Farm Tour & Tea is cancelled for 2019 due to an extremely wet planting season (we expect that some things might not be planted by the last week in June). We hope to host a potluck party on the farm later in the season instead. As soon as we have set a date, we’ll let you know here and via social media.