CSA pickup

This is our second week of the 2015 CSA season.  Here’s our spread of produce that was available for the farm members to pick up: Here’s what an individual share looked like this week: CSA subscribers this week received leaf lettuce, radishes, kale, turnips, lettuce mix, green onions, strawberries, and garlic scapes.  

The warm season crops are in!

Today, we transplanted tomatoes, basil, peppers, okra, and eggplants. Our first planting of sweet corn and beans went in this week, as did our summer squash and cucumbers.  We put in new plantings of sweet corn and green beans every two weeks, to maintain a supply of fresh corn and beans, for as long as…

Prepping soil on our farm

We’ve been very busy working the soil on the farm getting it ready for intensive organic vegetable production.  In early spring, this involves plowing the fields: After plowing, we then level out the soil with our roto tiller: Based on soil tests, we then add organic soil amendments to maintain the fertility of soil.  This…

The garlic is doing well

It’s about 3 weeks since the garlic pushed up out of the ground.  They have put on quite a bit of growth in that time!

The garlic is up!

Last fall, we received our seed garlic bulbs.  The variety were are growing is a hard neck garlic called “Russian Red”. We separated the cloves individually And planted them in a deeply worked bed in late October Now, in mid March, just days after the ground had thawed, they have already sprouted!  It is so…

Looking forward to spring

We’re having record cold and the farm is resting under a blanket of snow: But, before long, it will soon look like this: And we’ll have large amounts of fresh locally grown produce that looks like this: We’re really excited for winter to break and spring to arrive!

Our Seed Starting Mix

We made our first batch of our custom seed starting mix today.  We have been very happy with the performance of this mix and wanted to share the recipe here for anyone interested.  It is a great mix for using soil blocks, but also excels in plug trays, pots, or any container you can think…

Early Incentive Program

New this year is the Saltzgiver Family Farm early incentive program. Sign up for a CSA share before March 1st, 2015, and take $25.00 off the share price. This is our way of saying “Thank you” to farm members who join us early on in the season which in turn makes crop planning much easier….

2015 CSA

We are now accepting new 2015 CSA subscriptions as well as subscriptions for our returning members, head on over to our CSA page for more details.

Potato Leek Soup

We believe the Leek is often times an overlooked and underappreciated vegetable in the United States, however, one spoonful of potato leek soup is usually all it takes to convert would be doubters of the leek. We cut most of the tops off our leeks, and store them in a sealed bag in the refrigerator,…