May 2, 2016

I may have mentioned my affinity for the unique. It's something I've been attracted to for as long as I can remember. Blame it on the aquarius sun sign, rebelliousness, and maybe just a little on the fact that my mother has been a conformist (love ya, mom). Luckily, th...

February 22, 2016

In my (almost) three years at the Harvest Table, I've collaborated with 19 different live-in workers on the farm. We have housed short-term WWOOFers, live-in interns, and what turned into full-time employees. I couldn't do it without the help of our summer crews. They...

January 13, 2016

It’s January. That means I’m knee-deep in seed catalogs and my dreams consist of vibrant carrots and oddly shaped squash, the many variations of basil and the habitat for beneficial insects in full bloom. There are so many options, and it can seem overwhelming, especia...

January 4, 2016

Although I'm not always inspired to write, my surroundings ensure that I'm always inspired. There's a beauty in slow-growing, chickweed covered winter farming that I just haven't been able to explain with words.

 

Here are some photos of winter farming, for your ins...

December 21, 2015

 

You’ve probably seen a few things on your plate at the Harvest Table that you wouldn’t find at your average diner or grocer. Because we source our food locally and seasonally, we are able to experiment with a wide range of fruit and vegetable varieties at the restaura...

November 9, 2015

There was a time that political happenings were really important to me. I dreamed of law school and Washington… for about 3 weeks.

 

 

The appeal faded quickly once I recognized the state and the nature of politics. I decided, instead, to sort of evade the political syste...

November 2, 2015

My Sunday was solemn this week, as we discovered a predator had mauled one of our hens. She was dead in the middle of the run with only minimal evidence of the attacker.

 

In this case, the perpetrator was probably a hawk. A young hawk flew into our window recently while...

October 26, 2015

It’s getting to be that time of year, folks. We all know what’s coming. We feel the morning chill and see the scenery growing more dramatic by the day. Next thing you know it’ll be below freezing and the color will be gone, along with the abundance the warmer seasons b...

September 3, 2015

 

 

Okay, so I know I’ve asked you to excuse the singing and the dancing, the flowering weeds on the farm, and the unfamiliar (tasty) salad green on your plate, but even I sometimes have trouble excusing the holy greens. Kale, mizuna, mustard, the bok choy and tatsoi are...

August 24, 2015

At a sustainable farming conference, I once took a class on controlling weeds organically. The focus was mid-large organic operations, but I was sure the talk would be relevant to our 1 acre in annual production. I remember the speaker saying,

“If you, as a farm manager...

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