Thursday, May 22, 2008

Certified Naturally Grown

So, we have had many inquiries as to whether or not we are an organic farm. The answer is yes, but we are not USDA certified organic, so we cannot claim to be organic. However, we are Certified Naturally Grown. Is there a difference? Yes, and I encourage you as a consumer to find out what it is. You can click on the link to read about the CNG program. Thanks for supporting your local, natural farmers.
Naturally Grown

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Blasted blossom end rot!

So, I guess this goes to show that we are still learning every step along the way of this adventure we call farming. Just about every pepper we have has a nice little spot on the bottom. some are sunscald, but most are blossom end rot. I'll let you do the research on that one so you can see why we're retarded. The peppers are still edible, but not the kind of thing you take to market. So, no peppers at market tomorrow. Sorry. There will be plenty of cucumbers and more blackberries, which were a hit last week. We will have some sweet corn and our first watermelon ready to go as well. So, come on out and enjoy!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

BFF at the CFM

Look for us this Thursday at the Chandler Farmers Market. It is held in the pavilion at Dr. A.J. Chandler park downtown on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. We will have a pretty small sampling of what we will have in the coming weeks, but come check it out anyway. We will also have some fresh AZ BLACKBERRIES picked fresh that morning! If we don't have what you are looking for, chances are Jeff Scott will have it. He is the only other farmer at the market for now, but he's been there every week for more than 13 years and has an impressive array of fruits and vegetables. I also hear rumor that he will have AZ peaches starting this week or next. And you didn't even know that Chandler had a farmers market! Either way, check it out. If you don't like what you see, we are always open to suggestions. If you don't know where downtown Chandler is, I threw in a map. Enter the park off of San Marcos Pl and it is right there.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Growing, Growing!

The farm is starting to really sprout! We can't wait until everything is ready to bring to the public. These are a few pictures of the veggies we are growing. This is a purple bell pepper!Here is a green pepper. It still amazes me how a small plant can hold up such a big pepper.
We also have jalapenos and cucumbers that are sprouting up.
This is a picture of a watermelon plant. This plant has grown over a foot since I have taken this picture (about a week)! There are lots of flowers on it but no watermelon yet. Soon they will come.
Our corn is getting really tall. Some of it is even taller than Brecken.

We also have lots of squash, zucchini, okra, tomatoes, and cantaloupe planted. They are also growing. We are hoping we will be ready to sell at the end of May, beginning of June. It is so fun and exciting to see how a plant can grow from seed to veggie with just water and sun!