Tuesday, April 25, 2017






Cue: Hey! Oh! Let's Go! .... to farmers for lettuce. :)

It's been a minute since we've had lettuce but we are back on track. With the absence of rain and bright, beautiful sunny days the ground has adsorbed all the water and given us an opportunity to transplant. Thank you Mother Earth.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 20th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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There are celebrities at LOVOF. I doubt it's anyone you know, unless of course, you know tomatoes. :)
Here we are seeing the emergence of the first flower.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Anyone know what these are? Any guesses?

First a hint, the leaves that you see are the cotyledons (an embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first leaves to appear from a germinating seed).

It's a radish. :) If you look closely you can see one leaf that is different (I think it looks like a mint leaf) and that is the radish leaf.

Thursday, April 13, 2017





Peppers!! Whether you like it hot, spicy or sweet we've got you covered. :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 13th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017



As you might have noticed, we have strawberries at market!!

Everything is gonna be alright... cause we have strawberry fields forever. :)

And as you can see we have flowers which means soon we're gonna have more strawberries. Whoohoo!!!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

It's Sunday Funday!

Today's excursion? 

Riding the tractor and transplanting!  :)

Another rewarding day at LOVOF!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 6th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Newly planted beets, spinach, radishes and peas. 

Expect an update next week. :)

Friday, March 31, 2017

The absolute, best, perfect way to store your strawberries:

1. Get a clean and dry plastic tupperware container
2. Line the bottom with a paper towel
3. Place a single row of berries, unwashed, on the paper towel
4. Layer paper towel over berries and add more berries. I never do more than 2 rows. Make sure you put a paper towel over the top row. Close lid and store in refrigerator. Your berries will last one week.


I'm quite the seasoned strawberry expert so here are a few strawberry eating tips for you:

1. Never eat a cold strawberry. It's just not the same.
2. When you wash make sure you let it dry completely. 
3. When you are storing your berries look at them. Look at the levels of ripeness and if you see one that is perfectly ripe and will only decline from there - eat it!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 30th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Friday, March 24, 2017

It's starting!!! Strawberries!!

We'll have 6 baskets of strawberries for market tomorrow. :)

We are asking $5 a basket and we will be having a 1 basket maximum (till production picks up which should be in 4-5 weeks).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tomato transplanting underway!

What are the wooden stakes for? For trellising!!

The peppers are next to come and then eggplant!

And then I think some Ratatouille is called for, right? :)



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 16th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tomatoes and Peppers are companions on and off the field. They are what's known as companion plants. Growing tomatoes near peppers helps to shade the soil, and can offer the peppers some protection from the sun in the hottest parts of the day. Plus, salsa!



Monday, March 13, 2017



 Let the transplanting begin! We have red and green lettuces and Napa cabbage. With so much more to come. :)

See the white on the beds? That is Gypsum. It will help amend calcium deficient soil.

Beautiful but hot hot day today. Spring begins next Monday. Hmm, I think we got our seasons mixed up this year.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

These two pictures are seemingly the same but vastly different. One has been mowed and the other has been mowed and tilled. We mow to keep the voles away and to chop up all the cover crop so that it's easier for the land to digest. And of course, we till to incorporate the cover crop into the ground. Phew, my point being this land is being prepared for planting.

Yesterday this land was formed into beds and today was all hands on deck for TRANSPLANTING!



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Strawberry plants for sale!! We are selling these at $2 a pop. This particular variety is June Bearing which means they yield all of their fruit over a few months.

Did you know that you could receive anywhere from a 1/2 lb to a full pound of fruit??

Come and pick one of these up at Saturday's market. :)


Did you know what we planted 7000 strawberry plants!!!
Out in the field we have berries of varying ripeness. The five stages of fruit are flower, green fruit, white fruit, pink fruit and red fruit.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 9th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Crosby is such a good boy. He knows not to run in the strawberry beds, well, most of the time. :)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

First up we have, Mei Qing Choi, a flat, pale, misty green stem which forms thick, broad base leaves with a rich green color. Intrigued? Oh yeah!! Unfortunately there's nothing new here, you've probably already eaten it once or twice in your life. It's common name is Baby Bok Choy!!

Endive is a member of the chicory family, which includes radicchio, escarole, frisee and curly endive. It has a crisp texture and a sweet, nutty flavor with a pleasantly mild bitterness. Bring on the bitter. :)




Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 2nd 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Organic farmers know that planting legumes, like the bell beans seen above, will increase the amount of nitrogen for the next crop.

Nitrogen is so vital because it is a major component of chlorophyll, the compound by which plants use sunlight energy to produce sugars from water and carbon dioxide (i.e., photosynthesis). It is also a major component of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. Without proteins, plants wither and die.

So how does this work? The simple answer is that symbiotic bacteria, Rhizobia, which are found within the nodules on the roots of legumes. These bacteria convert nitrogen from the air into usable nitrogen for the plants to live. When the plant is tilled into the soil, the nitrogen is release into the soil and increases soil fertility.

But in simple terms, we simply call it a cover crop.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Bell Peppers, Chili Peppers, Jalapenos, Sweet Italian Peppers, Padron Peppers, oh my. We've got peppers for all occasions, whether, you like em' stuffed, roasted, marinated or fried. Spice up your life. :)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 23rd 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Friday, February 17, 2017


So, if you hadn't noticed, it's raining. Heck, it's more than raining, it's freaking pouring!! Trees are falling down, roads are closed, the wind is howling, basically it's a mess.

This picture was taken from our last storm and that was a breeze compared to the one we have now. I didn't go to the farm for fear of losing a boot in the mud or having to make camp there because my car got stuck.

All joking aside, all this rain is proving to have consequences for our farm. Here's a crop report from Jim, "The recent rain have had a long term affect of the cropping plan. Thus limiting the variety of items in our harvest shares. As soon as we can get into the field to prepare planting beds we are ready to plant seeds and transplant seedlings from the greenhouse.".

Jim tells me it will take 2 weeks of straight sunshine to give the ground enough time to dry and be ready for transplants.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 16th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello sunshine!! You're back, at least for a few days. Well good, the ground need a few days to re-balance itself.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

 From seeds, to germination to transplantable seedlings. :)                                                             


Caption this!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 9th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Monday, February 6, 2017



Strawberry Update:

We've had to replant some strawberries that experienced some mild flooding. We also had to remove some plants that simply didn't take.

Other than that we are seeing our first flowers and expect the first berries in March!!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Today Jim planted Tomatoes and Peppers, of all varieties! Did you know that these won't be ready till June!!! Well at least we know that we have lots to look forward to. :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2nd 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Today's mission: transplant onions

The roots on these onions are tiny and all intertwined within each other. The plan was to take them apart one by one out in the field but that was proving to be inefficient and too time consuming. So, Jim choose to have a team in the greenhouse untangling the roots. With some teamwork and some determination the onion mission is now complete. :)