Organic Gardening

This is a great article from Mother Earth News on growing cover crops and why. I also use cover crops during the off season to add fertility and organic matter back into the soil. As I’ve said in previous posts I strip or ‘mob’…

Why Do I Farm?

I get asked this question a LOT. Especially when people find out I work a full time job and am a single mom in addition to running a farm. The short answer is I’m nuts… The long answer is a little more complicated. Why…

Plants Associated with Salmonella Outbreaks Remain Open

One of the major things that struck me with this article was the fact that the salmonella outbreaks are ‘resistant to antibiotics’. Why?! Because factory raised chickens are pumped full of antibiotics …increasing the chances of more resistant strains of virus and bacteria.

Saving Seeds

I found this great video on YouTube about saving seeds. Here at BeeWench Farm, I’m working on getting a diverse selection of saved seeds to use from year to year. As the speaker in the video states, seeds saved and cultivated for multiple seasons…

CSA Plans for the Future

As I stated in my last blog post, I’m working on planning for 2014. One of the plans I’m most excited about is potentially being able to offer meat shares to my CSA customers. Not only will you be able to receive fresh fruits…

Welcome to Fall

I can’t believe it’s October already! This year has flown by! Our summer CSA is almost over, just a couple more weeks…and Fall will be starting on 10/19. As much as I hate to see the warm days of summer fade, I am enjoying…

Fall CSA

I’ve had a few questions lately regarding the Fall CSA that begins in the middle of October. The fall CSA season is a shorter season than Spring and Summer, 5 weeks long. All shares are considered full shares. However, fall works a little different…

Farm Picnic and Workday

REMINDER! Don’t forget to join us this Saturday, 8/17, from 8-12 for a work day at the farm. It’s time to put the spring section of the garden to rest, plant some fall crops and do some general maintenance. Please RSVP so we can…

There Is No Comparison

Talking with my co-workers before work this morning we were discussing the state of our food system commonly available. Most families utilize packaged, pre-prepared meals…for convenience and cost savings. I hear a lot about how eating healthy is ‘too expensive’. I can’t tell you…

Farm to Table Dinner

Join BeeWench Farm, Hope Family Wines and other local producers on September 7th for a Farm to Table dinner prepared by Chef Tom Fundaro of Villa Creek. Chef Tom will work with locally grown and raised products to create a memorable dinner served outside…