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September 17, 2013

Sep
17

Notes From the Field

Happy Birthday to Zoe!

I think my body just decided to melt into a char when granted the opportunity to sit and relax at the end of the day.  The wind is picking up and swooping down from the North and Northwest; we are no long in transition this week, we are living in the fall season.  Here it is.

We are in Week 14!  Notice a difference!??!  The season's bag has evolved from abundant green growth to colorful roots, sweep peppers, and fruits - how amazing!

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September 10, 2013

Sep
10

Notes from the Field

Prologue:

The West wind blows...

I feel a stir, it is 7:44 pm, a crescent moon is up, a romantic song comes onto my truck radio, the sky is a true dusk and I unload tomato trellis reinforcements; I then continue and snag some recently harvested yellow onions for drying.

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August 27, 2013

Aug
27

Notes from the Field

Soooo many lessons from the field are arriving as we witness the growing season shift in the height of our Maine growing season...

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August 20, 2013

Aug
20

Notes From the Field

It was a busy morning!

Thank you sun!

Enjoy!

Lets talk at Market!

All the best

Dig Deep

What's in the Bag

  • Salad mix
  • Beets
  • Beans
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Adirondack Red Potatoes
  • Chives or sage or parsley
  • Eggplant
  • Yellow onion
  • Slicing cucumber
  • Yellow summer squash 

How to User Your Veggies

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August 13, 2013

Aug
13

Notes from the Field

What happens on the stretch of road on a Monday Harvest Day at Dig Deep??

It's 6:11 am and one arrives.  A gold truck, and oversized cap, harvest bins and knives in the back.

A young woman emerges, she holds a notebook.  She was there yesterday, Sunday, moving steadily task to task.

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August 6, 2013

Aug
06

Notes from the Field:

What is going on?

August is here ... out field is booming and blooming... how'd we get here already?

There is weeding and cover cropping to do yet ... and but a few weeks left for succession seedings of fall greens.

The winder squash is looking healthy; not sure about the celeriac at this point; we will have watermelons before August is over!

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July 30, 2013

Jul
30

Notes from the field

"Finding perfection in imperfection. . ." workshare member and college english professor J. Guilmette's note on finishing the harvest of our spring carrot planting.

You all may notice some variously "perfect" carrots in your bag this week. . .

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July 16, 2013

Jul
16

Notes from the field

How does one make sense of the universe?

This weekend gathered and exposed a brilliant sun and areas of humidity - I am graciously going with it.  Thank you - what a change!  The damper areas of the field are drying out and crops are looking healthier with the sun, wind, and heat.

What's in the Bag

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July 15, 2014

Jul
15

Notes from the Field

Beta Vulgaris is the family (genus and species name) that connects beets and swiss chard.  The stems and leaves of beets were selected over time for color, stem, and leaf, producing swiss chard.  One may distinguish the stem and leaf flavor as "earthy", though I find that stems of beet greens are sweeter (I think this is due to the purpose of growing a sweet root.)  Please enjoy.  See Creamy Swiss Chard with Coconut recipe.

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July 9, 2013

Jul
09

Notes from the field

Monday evening brought alive feelings of challenge in relation to some of the seasons weather.

I pulled up a section of carrots - flesh eaten by wire worms or pinched by root nematodes; either distorting the shape of the carrot root to travel with multifaceted direction (the nematodes) or to be eaten and then show signs of rot due to moisture - "When will the sun show???" I wonder and decide it's time to leave the day to rest...

What's in the Bag

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