Weekly produce boxes

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Are you interested in fresh veggies but don’t want to commit to a weekly subscription?  Well then we have a solution for you!  What we are offering this year is a weekly box with seasonal vegetables that can include a dozen farm fresh eggs as well.  Here’s how it works:

  1. You give us your email.
  2. We will notify you on Sunday night what we have available.
  3. If you like what you see, send us a quick reply.
  4. You pick it up Monday evening between 5 and 8 from the farm.
  5. That’s it!

We will only have a select number of boxes available each week and some weeks we might not have any.  This way, we as a farm can offer great produce at a great price (since it usually means we have extras and need a home for all the awesome produce).  It also gives you a chance to help support your local farm and you don’t have to commit each week or pay any upfront costs.

A box of awesome, locally grown produce will cost you $25.  Here is a sample of what it may include: Spring Mix, Cucumbers, baby Arugula, Heirloom Tomatoes, baby Spinach, Eggs, Microgreens, Squash, Goji Berries, Luffa Gourd (You can make your own sponge!).  Who knows what else.  This is a perfect produce box for those that want to try something different, be creative and enjoy what’s in season.

To sign up send your contact information to sonofsomethingfarm@gmail.com.  We will contact you back to let you know we received your email and will start sending you weekly emails on Sundays letting you know, what’s in the box!

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More rain?

This has definitely been a wet start to the season and at times I feel like I am so far behind.  It could be worse.  Like hot and scorching, to the point where you have to call it a day at noon, or sitting behind a desk!  But you learn to work around the weather and make the most of what mother nature gives you.  It’s humbling really.

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This time of the year we are prepping beds that have been covered with tarps to reduce weed pressure.  We are even harvesting overwintered crops and trying to grow more through the Winter.  Tomato plants are about to be transplanted into the soil, usually this is done April first but we are just a little behind.  We have compost being delivered on Wednesday and every morning I’m looking to see what the weather will be like in the week ahead.

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We have big plans for a few plots and hope to be working with the NRCS to get approved for a cost share program to 1: Get our Organic certification! and 2: A new greenhouse!  Both are very exciting as I have wanted to be certified in order to hopefully sell to places like Briar Patch COOP in Grass Valley.  I’m also looking forward to adding a few more greenhouses along with the one (hopefully) that the NRCS will help with.  These season extensions will help us grow earlier and later into the season.  They will also be an added protection to the crops from heavy rains and a welcome place to work under during stormy weather.  During the Summer we will look to remove the poly and utilize shade cloth as another welcome place to escape the summer heat.

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There is so much going on around the farm these days, it’s actually hard to go to sleep at night, I’m just so excited!  When I first started on this farming adventure I used to have trouble going to sleep because of anxiety – will this work, am I crazy, should I just get a real job?  Now 3 years into this rabbit hole things are starting to fall into place.  Or so they seem, life is a big roller coaster, I’m just trying to enjoy every moment of it!