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Monday, June 10, 2013

EatWell Natural Farm Week 12

Two of our restaurants were right on the Capital Pride Parade route this weekend so here's a little Pride love from the farm. Thanks Aida for putting this together....
All the colors of the rainbow, all pics from the farm

Rodent Control

We also had a visitor on the back patio at the farm house. I don't mind the non poisonous snakes, so long as they don't sneak up on me. 


Harvested this week: Strawberries, Chard, Kale, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Shelling Peas, Spinach, Beets, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Turnips, Radishes, Watermelon Radishes, Choi, Broccoli Raabe, Microgreens (Sweet Corn), Arugula, and Mint. 

Rainbow Chard

Lettuces and Greens Galore

Easter Egg Radishes- Just the purple ones


Snow Peas

Butterhead Lettuce

Snow Peas and Sugar Snaps

Butterhead, Green Bibb, Romain, and Red Sails Lettuce

The first of the Zucchini!!!!

Production and Distribution

Here's a peak at our new washing station in the barn. It got a good cleaning this week and is in full swing for lots of summer harvesting, cleaning and packing. 

I delivered twice this week which will probably continue through the summer. There is a lot of food to go around. Here I am dropping off peas, turnips, lettuce, beets and watermelon radishes to The Pig.

Cultivation and Maintenance

We did A LOT of weeding this week. I am actually going to be away next week so I wanted to get the farm in as a good a shape as I could knowing that nothing will stop growing just because I am away, that includes the weeds. While I was at it I saw lots of life happening. The Squash, Zucchini and Cucumbers are in full bloom and buzzing with pollinators. 

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar on the Dill

Lady Bug on the Chard


The melons I planted last week are sprouting and seem happy in their new home in the orchard. I also planted a second succession of Green Beans, Squash and Zucchini on Sunday. Those should hopefully be coming up when I get back in a week. Luckily we had lots of rain and will be getting some more while I'm gone so the ground should stay warm and moist to help them germinate. 
Sugar Baby Watermelon Sprouting

Eating Well

I got to have Brunch at Commissary this week where I enjoyed a few delicious dishes from the farm. Chef Ben makes a killer blueberry muffin which is perfectly complemented with Strawberry jam from our farm's berries. 

I also really liked the sauteed spinach which he serves as a daily vegetable. 

Sauteed Farm Spinach

Huevos Rancheros

Radishes and butter at Commissary. Simple and Awesome. 

Strawberry Tarts at The Heights. These look amazing. 

Puddy Time  

Can you find the Puddy?

Rainy Day Puddy

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