Monday, March 8, 2021

 

Seedlings we have been caring for through this stretch of cold weather

 

 Muddy Fingers Farm Plant Sales 

Saturday April 24 and Saturday May 22

9AM-5PM

Plants available:

April 24: Salad Greens, Spinach, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Chard, Onions, Leeks, Shallots

May 22:  Salad Greens, Spinach, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Chard, Onions, Leeks, Shallots, Tomatoes (Cherry, Slicers, Pastes), Peppers (Sweet, Hot), Eggplant, Beans, Husk Cherries, Okra, Cucumbers (Slicers, Picklers), Summer Squash, Zucchini, Melons, Winter Squash, Gourds, Herbs, Flowers

We may open up for plant sales earlier weather-depending. All of our transplants are certified organic. Call or email if you would like to come shop by appointment at another time. 607-546-4535 or muddyfingersfarm@yahoo.com


 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

 

Your greens this week are from Cara and Aaron at Plowbreak Farm here in Hector. They let us glean some of their greens they had left.
We have almost reached the "end" of this farming season. The next season starts slowly this coming week with the first few trays of seeds being planted. But March is actually very quiet on the farm. The greenhouse gets filled quickly, but little else is going on and we can take a breath before the ground warms up and dries out in April.

 

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6):

salad mix (organic, from Plowbreak Farm)
celeriac 
parsnips
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
acorn squash (conventional, from Silver Queen Farm)
onions
potatoes (sustainably-grown from Living Acres Farm)
carrots (from Main Street Farm)
kale
beets(from Main Street Farm)
flour

 

 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

 

The chickens are really not happy with this snow. They don't mind the cold but they refuse to go outside while snow is on the ground. We wanted to move them to a different hoophouse for the next few weeks so they could have some fresh ground to scratch at. But we can't do hardly anything outside right now with so much snow on the ground; much less, move two chicken coops. And it seems there is more snow in the forecast this week. Oh well!
The only colorful thing on the farm right now is Luna in her winter coat.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6):

some kind of salad green, hopefully
celeriac 
parsnips
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
butternut squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
acorn squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
onions
shallots
garlic
potatoes (sustainably-grown from Living Acres Farm)
carrots
kale
beets

Saturday, February 6, 2021

 


Apparently we don't get enough farming in our day jobs because we enjoy playing a farming game called Agricola in our leisure time.
This is what we were doing around midnight Tuesday night - clearing the snow from our hoophouses so they would not collapse under the weight of the snow overnight. That was quite a crazy storm for us. It was the biggest snowstorm we have had since we moved here in 2006.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6):

some kind of salad green, hopefully
celeriac 
parsnips
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
butternut squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
acorn squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
onions
shallots
garlic
potatoes (sustainably-grown from Living Acres Farm)
carrots
kale
beets

Sunday, January 31, 2021

 

Hopefully we'll have salad greens again in a couple weeks.



Expected harvest for this week (choose 6):

celeriac 
parsnips
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
butternut squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
acorn squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
onions
shallots
garlic
potatoes (sustainably-grown from Living Acres Farm)
carrots
kale
beets

Friday, January 22, 2021

 

                                                              Our car packed for market

Chickens love living in the hoophouses over the winter. We leave one side slightly rolled up so they can go outside when they want.
                                                               Harvesting snowy kale

 By participating in Muddy Fingers CSA you are doing your part to support regenerative, organic agriculture. We strive to treat our soil well by reducing tillage, preventing erosion, adding organic matter in many ways and using no chemical herbicides or pesticides. By adding organic matter and reducing tillage we are turning our soil into a carbon sink as part of our responsibility of fighting climate change.

Our online Square store is up and running if you would like to join our 2021 CSA that way. The address is: www.muddy-fingers-farm.square.site.

 

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6):

spinach
pac choi
celeriac 
parsnips
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
butternut squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
acorn squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
onions
shallots
garlic
potatoes
carrots
kale
beets

Sunday, January 17, 2021

 


 We actually had a sunny day so we removed the covers from the greens in the hoophouses this week to let them soak up some sun.

Expected harvest for this week (choose 6):

spinach
pac choi
celeriac 
parsnips
daikon radishes
watermelon radishes
butternut squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
acorn squash (non-organic, from Silver Queen Farm)
onions
shallots
garlic
leeks
potatoes
carrots
kale
beets