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August 6, 2013

Aug
06

Notes from the Field:

What is going on?

August is here ... out field is booming and blooming... how'd we get here already?

There is weeding and cover cropping to do yet ... and but a few weeks left for succession seedings of fall greens.

The winder squash is looking healthy; not sure about the celeriac at this point; we will have watermelons before August is over!

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July 30, 2013

Jul
30

Notes from the field

"Finding perfection in imperfection. . ." workshare member and college english professor J. Guilmette's note on finishing the harvest of our spring carrot planting.

You all may notice some variously "perfect" carrots in your bag this week. . .

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July 16, 2013

Jul
16

Notes from the field

How does one make sense of the universe?

This weekend gathered and exposed a brilliant sun and areas of humidity - I am graciously going with it.  Thank you - what a change!  The damper areas of the field are drying out and crops are looking healthier with the sun, wind, and heat.

What's in the Bag

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July 15, 2014

Jul
15

Notes from the Field

Beta Vulgaris is the family (genus and species name) that connects beets and swiss chard.  The stems and leaves of beets were selected over time for color, stem, and leaf, producing swiss chard.  One may distinguish the stem and leaf flavor as "earthy", though I find that stems of beet greens are sweeter (I think this is due to the purpose of growing a sweet root.)  Please enjoy.  See Creamy Swiss Chard with Coconut recipe.

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July 9, 2013

Jul
09

Notes from the field

Monday evening brought alive feelings of challenge in relation to some of the seasons weather.

I pulled up a section of carrots - flesh eaten by wire worms or pinched by root nematodes; either distorting the shape of the carrot root to travel with multifaceted direction (the nematodes) or to be eaten and then show signs of rot due to moisture - "When will the sun show???" I wonder and decide it's time to leave the day to rest...

What's in the Bag

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June 18. 2013

Jul
04

Hi Everyone and Welcome!

Bag share * Week 1

The 2013 givings have begun, your spring CSA sign-ups are giving back - our planning and field work as farmers are here to be received.  Many thanks.

Lots of fresh greens so tender - they are hard to resist.  Our custom salad mix, a weekly standard for our CSA share holders; swiss chard would be great with yellow eyed beans or on a savory flat bread or tart with leeks and goat cheese.

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July 1, 2013

Jul
01

Field Notes

A day:

My calendar, interestingly, marks June as having 31 days.  What on earth??  What would you do if you had an extra day in June?

Sitting now, at the end of what is July 1, hearing pitter pats of rain outside, I recall an exponentkial list of tasks, activities, and farm day events that happened; it amazes me... and I imagine myself sitting around a table with some of you all, giving everyone an opportunity to simply list what each day hold; and ever yet, the sequence within an hours time.

 

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June 25, 2013

Jun
25

Field Notes:

Deep gratitude opens my heart to you all.  Thank you for the oppportunity to grow you healthy food from the ground and community up.

The field speaks . . . whispering, almost ready to shout: "... two weeks away from the beginning of summer's abundant cascade..." wht a poetic field, I think.

 

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Spring's greens are here!

May
29

 Dig Deep Farm salad mix, young kale, swiss chard, pea shoots, radishes, and over wintered leeks fill our stand at theTuesday afternoon, 2pm-6pm, Augusta, Mill Park Farmer's Market.  We are also ripe with garden seedlings: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini to name a few; we have many savory herb starts too.  Thank you too all of Community Supported Agriculture members who helped to jump start our spring; our 2013 membership quota is full.

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Happy New Year!

Jan
06

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

Seems as though we are finally having a Maine winter; a great way to keep our bodies limber for the spring through snow shoveling!

Dig Deep Farm will be at the Mill Park Farmer's market this coming Tuesday with market produce and a CSA bag share pick-up.

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