Ever wanted a behind the scenes look at how your vegetables are grown, packed, and delivered? Well, you’re in luck–this season we* will be releasing a series of minimally-edited videos that show the farm crew engaged in the repetitive jobs that add up to something beautiful. The first was shot on our February Winter Share packing day. Action-packed? Mmmm, no. Oddly compelling? Well, we think so. Enjoy!
*Who is “we”? Your farmers wouldn’t know the first thing about how to do this, but fortunately our friend (and farm member) Mike Scholtz thinks weird farm videos are mesmerizing (he calls it agsploitation). Mike’s other work finds the heart and humor in subjects like Viking reenactors and competitive jigsaw puzzling.
It’s that time of year again! Click here to download a signup sheet to get fresh certified organic food almost year-round. Mail in your order (yes, the old-fashioned way) or come on down to the Zeitgeist Atrium next Tuesday the 16th. Meet your farmers! Eat some food! Get a free rutabaga!
Howdy folks! I’m a little behind this winter, but CSA signup for the 2016-17 season will begin in just a couple of weeks. If you weren’t a member last year, click here to be added to the mailing list so you find out as soon as shares are available.
Our storage crops are looking great, and winter shares are still available for the 2015-16 season–get an order form here!
Saturday, August 22, 2105
Food Farm: 2612 Co Road 1, Wrenshall, MN 55797
Farm tours and open house 2-4pm (Free)
Operetta 4pm ($10 suggested donation)
On Saturday, August 22 the Food Farm will celebrate the season with an open house and original operetta in partnership with Mixed Precipitation Theater Company. From 2 to 4pm there will be tours of the brand new root cellar, hay rides, farm tours, and family activities. At 4pm Mixed Precipitation will present a guitar-swinging retelling of the 1735 Handel opera, Alcina. Entitled Escape from Alcina’s Island: A Picnic Operetta, this unique blend of music, food, and storytelling is a perfect way to revel in the height of harvest season on the Farm.
Both events are open to the public. The open house is free and the Operetta is a $10 suggested donation and a reservation is requested.
For more on the Operetta visit Mixed Precipitation website
Directions to the Food Farm – From Duluth:
Food Farm is at 2612 County Road 1. Take 35S to Carlton/Scanlon exit (exit #239). Head south on Highway 45 through Carlton. Through no fault of your own, Highway 45 transforms itself into County Road 1. Take County Road 1 through Wrenshall. About 3 miles out of Wrenshall you’ll look to your left and see a big deer fence – that is the farm!
It’s been warm and I’ve either been slacking on the photos or more focused on the work – depending on how one looks at it. Regardless, the farm is lush and full of foliage!
With the warm temperatures and lack of precipitation the irrigation equipment can be spotted all over the Farm.
Our first planting of carrots will be ready to harvest this week!
Our Hot Wax Peppers are loaded and have begun to be harvested.
Green Cabbage Glamour Shot
The Pumpkins with Sweet Corn
The Leeks are coming along nicely.
Cucumbers growing in our big greenhouse
Basil in the permanent greenhouse.
Greenhouse Tomato variety called Juliet…
and our 8th and last planting of Broccoli will be ready to plant in the field this week.
Now’s the time to order preserving quantities, so you can eat great broccoli all winter!
This heat has brought two plantings on at once, so we have plenty available for freezing. Even if you haven’t done it before, it’s quite easy. However, it won’t last long–call the farm ASAP and we can deliver to one of our pickup sites this Thursday. Friday delivery can also be arranged. The cost is $48 for a 25 lb box.