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Building Soil, Decreasing Erosion, and Making Productive Garden Beds with Wood?

We’ve been slowly terracing the hill behind our house over the past 7 years in order to turn an unproductive hillside into prime gardening space. In order to build soil and improve water holding capacity, while using resources available to … Continue reading

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Taste and Tour

September 9, 1-4pm All are welcome to stop by for our 5th annual open farm and tasting event. We’ll have a tour of the farm starting at 2pm, and ongoing sampling of garlic, tomatoes, and perhaps some other seasonal produce. … Continue reading

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The 99% Market, Sharing Fresh Veggies with the Newport Community

For the past two years, Diane Peel of the NEK 99% community group has faithfully picked up CSA shares from our farm.  Later that day the two large shares would be divided up into smaller units and offered at a … Continue reading

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New Greenhouse for Starts

We are happy to have a new tiny green house for starting plants in, just outside the house.  Though we have two larger hoop houses, they are both a good distance from the house and we’ve never felt justified in … Continue reading

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Early Bird Special

For some, this time of year means curling up by the fire, eating comfort food, trying to absorb a bombardment of political news or perhaps reading a good book.  Others may be dreaming of the spring to come, or planning … Continue reading

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Mushrooms in Review

We first started growing Shiitake and Oyster mushrooms on logs in the spring of 2015.  This past summer we finally tasted our first home grown mushrooms.  We are pleased to have had some success, but also know that there is much … Continue reading

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Sweet Squash and Spicy Garlic

We’ve been holding garlic tastings along with an open farm day for four years now.  This year was our first time holding it in October, and therefore pairing the garlic with a winter squash tasting, rather than tomatoes.  The opportunity … Continue reading

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