Excited to try this recipe w our winter squash! Any variety should work...
We are a small farm in Montgomery County, Maryland. We offer shares of produce for a twenty+ week season, starting in early June and going to Mid November. Our current pickup locations are in Dickerson,Capitol Hill, Potomac and Rockville, .
We are a small farm in Montgomery County, Maryland. We offer shares of produce for a twenty week season, starting in early June and going to Mid November. Our current pickup locations are in Capitol Hill, Potomac, Rockville, Boyds and Shady Grove.
Excited to try this recipe w our winter squash! Any variety should work...
Since the difficult year forced me to alternate weeks for the last month, things have had a chance to grow and I’m quite pleased!
Getting our first ever planting of ginger harvested!
Looks who’s here getting a story about the farm.
Look, a four leaf clover! Now that I have your attention we want to invite you to a small farm tour and party 10/27 at 1pm. Keg, potluck and bounce house. All are welcome!
18608 wasche road in dickerson.
And yes Oscar found this on our farm last week. He claims to always be looking in case he ever found one and he finally did!
This has been the most challenging farming year in my 10 year career. Start w a brand new farm and all the things necessary to start getting the soil alive again and add to it the hell that was our weather this year.
All that being said, I have had to alternate weeks for my csa members so that I have enough.
A more gracious group you cannot find. They have been so supportive of all the challenges this farming year has brought and it reminds me why the csa model is so important to all farmers.
A farmers only goal really is to to keep being able to farm. We don’t get into it for the money (hint: there is none) or bc of the easy workload. It’s working the land, educating the community and making something from nothing. That’s why I Farm.
Checking our compost temps to make sure we are on track! 140!
All grown at our farm, even the peaches and pears which are holdovers from the last owners who planted them a few years ago!
Check out this article about the Farm and our relationship with Garrison
How to pickle, preserve, and put up the summer bounty.
Even w all this rain, we still got a decent share. Corn from Lewis Orchards!
Although all this rain is wreaking havoc on the vegetables, it’s doing wonders for my buckwheat cover crop I planted to attract bugs. They couldn’t be happier I’m sure!
People ask all the time how’s this rain working out for you. Well here are all the beautiful onions I’m afraid we will have to toss if we can’t dry them properly.
Not easy picking and tossing these melons in the pouring rain. Only broke a few but certainly a challenge. You don’t need CrossFit when you work on a farm, that’s for sure.
I’d really like to figure out a way to offer these amazing flower arrangements on a regular basis to our members. Who would be interested? They are farmed and foraged from our county and they are simply amazing. If you ever need flowers for an event or just because, look no further than Sungold Flower Co.
Lots of folks say they support local farms and why not! It’s easy to say and hard to prove. Well these guys actually do support local farms. So happy to have them buy produce from us. Thank you so much Geppetto Catering!
Still waiting for that “special” local brewing company to take me up on buying some cucumbers for a summer brew. Pass it on!
470 pounds of tomatoes, eggplant peppers and squash to Manna for their Saturday market!
Cheers to Black Hog Brewing Co. For using local farm ingredients for their beer. I still am looking for a local brewer interested in using cucumbers for a beer! Any takers?
Week 6 but who’s counting?
After almost 10 years of awesome garlic, this is by far our worst year. Even though it’s a new and bigger barn, it doesn’t even come close to covering the roof like it did at our old place.
Thanks to our friends at Geppetto Catering for buying all the cucumbers to make pickles and more. Josh has been a member of our Csa for a few years and he really puts his money where his mouth is when it comes to supporting local farms!
Looking for a brewery or business to buy almost 700 pounds of cucumbers picked yesterday. Manna cannot take them this week and I’d like to see them go to a good home. Please share and let’s see if I can get these sold!
Week 5. Beets bought in from friends at Plow and Stars Farm
Since our cucumbers have been growing like crazy, I just brought half of this weeks harvest to Manna Food Center and after the weight of the bin we were around 460 pounds! This is why I love our farm to food bank program!
Thanks to the generous one acre Farm membership, the county and Adventist healthcare, we are able to harvest and deliver over (and I’m guessing) 500 pounds of cabbage picked and delivered to Manna Food Center today! Along with over 400 pounds of cucumbers picked yesterday.
Might of overplanted cucumbers. This is only 2 beds and we have 2 more to go!
You know those nice days when you think, it must be nice to work on a farm and be outside all day. Today is NOT one of those days
Want to know what is in season when? Join a Csa. Week 3 here!
Got my static compost pile up and running. Water collected from the roof sits in a cistern. Pumped into the top of the compost pile while a blower on a timer pushes air into the pile on a semi regular basis. Not sure the blower is up for the challenge but it’s a good experiment. Now if only I powered the blower w solar, I would be really looking good!
A few items from this weeks share. Not bad for week 2!
Tomatoes and more!
If we’d ever get some sun maybe these tomatoes would ripen up!
Our rooster is eyeing up the new ladies in the foreground. The older girls are in back. Hopefully everyone gets along.
This is exactly why the family farm has to adapt and why Csa is so important.
Bob Merrill, a South Dakota farmer, barely made it through the 1980s farm crisis when rising interest rates squeezed many out of business. He’s worried it’s about to happen again.
W no deer to worry about, we can finally have lettuce.
Our first experiment into no till farming! Put an old billboard sign down a few months back and successfully killed all the clover without having to plow. Just put compost down and I’ll try to seed it soon. Not too bad. Want to support our farm? Consider joining at oneacrefarm.com. We start in a few short days!
Seeding our walking paths w an oat and clover mix to keep weed pressure down, soil in place, and bring in good bugs!
Thanks to Sungold Flower Co. For the beautiful farmed and foraged flowers from our ag reserve. They were a big hit at the Farm tour yesterday and brightened up our barn! If you are looking for flowers like this, I really hope you will check them out! They do weddings too!
Weatherbug claims this Rain will stop soon. See all the brave folks at 1!
The reason why Csa is so important is that we as a community all are vested in this. We all will feel the pain of all this rain affecting our harvest. For too long it’s always been someone else’s problem. Now, it’s all of our problem. We all will be affected when the weather goes a certain way. Farmers won’t be the only ones carrying the burden. If you never supported a local farm, now is the time to rethink your position. It isn’t a catchall for all of our problems, but it’s a place to start.
Our brand new deer fence got destroyed by last nights storm. This isn’t good.
Might need to go back to the drawing board on my egg bubbler. I only used a drop of soap and air to clean the eggs but this is ridiculous. I feel like I’m in Mr Mom!
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Come learn about this brassica field and more on our spring tour may 19th at 1pm!
18610 Wasche Road
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