2022's taters in the ground.
Every one is hand planted and will be hand picked later. Truly #grownwithlove
There's still a few spots available for this year's #CSA so don't wait! Shares start the week of June 12th.
Go to www.freedomrainsfarm.com for options and pricing and secure your season's share of our harvest and #eatlocal #fresh and #healthy
In the midst of a global food crisis, your local farmers may just be the key to feeding your family delicious fresh organically grown food.
Yesterday's much needed rain storm watering in all the plantings we've done over the last week.
Seed potatoes are here and will be planted soon with much thanks to @dan_wells_sg for taking that trek to pick them up while we got more onions planted before the rain.
Thanks to some wonderful friends and family who are helping out while farmer Travis recovers from an emergency appendectomy. Our bodies sure have a funny way of telling us to take a break! Hoping to bring him home today.
#springrain #potatoes #farmdog #familyfarm #farmfamily
It always sounds like it's raining harder than it actually is inside the greenhouses.
It sure would be nice if today's temps stuck around, but the forecast says otherwise.
#familyfarm #greenhouse #cnyspring
Transplanting our favorite variety of hot pepper. Poblanos!
This cute poem has been making it's rounds on social media lately, so why not share it with our farm fans?!
They ran to the groceries, they filled up their carts,
They emptied the Tops and Price Chopper and Walmart,
They panicked and fought and then panicked some more,
Then they rushed to their homes and they locked all the doors.
The food will be gone! The milk eggs and cheese!
The yogurt! The apples! The green beans and peas!
The stores have run out, now what will we do?
They’ll be starving and looting and nothing to do!
Then they paused, and they listened a moment or two.
And they did hear a sound, rising over the fear,
It started out far, then began to grow near.
But this sound wasn’t sad, nor was it new,
The farms were still doing what farms always do.
The food was still coming, though they’d emptied the shelves,
The farms kept it coming, though they struggled themselves,
Though the cities had forgotten from where their food came,
The farms made them food every day, just the same.
Through weather and critics and markets that fall,
The farms kept on farming in spite of it all.
They farmed without thank yous.
They farmed without praise.
They farmed on the hottest and coldest of days.
They’d bought all the food, yet the next day came more,
And the people thought of something they hadn’t before.
Maybe food, they thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe farmers, perhaps, mean a little bit more.
Thank you to our fellow farmers now and always.
*Video is from last spring planting winter squash with farm kid Freyja*
After celebrating farmer Travis's birthday yesterday we were breaking ground for the first plantings of the 2020 season today! We'll be planting radishes and scallions in these beds.
We're so grateful for the nice weather and dry beds!
#breakingground #freedomrainsfarm #haygrovetunnels #familyfarm #CSA #happyplanting
Oswego folks, we will NOT be at the market this evening. 60mph winds and penny sized hail doesn't seem like a forecast I want to chance.
Oswego CSA members, your shares will be delivered TOMORROW at Mother Earth Baby on Bridge St.
Oswego market customers, feel free to call or message the farm with any special orders you'd like to have delivered tomorrow. We have lots of pickling cucumbers, slicers, and cippolini and sweet onions along with a bunch of other great veggies we harvested for today's market. Also koosa squash for the folks who wanted a bunch for their family reunion this weekend.
The farm stand will be stocked tomorrow as well.
Thanks for the your understanding and enjoy your evening!
This is how we spent our day after morning harvest for CSA. First at @grindstone_farm then later at @freedomrainsfarm planting winter squash finally. My helpers here were not the most helpful, but the company of #farmkid Freyja and #farmdog Abby made it worthwhile. And please note Freyja planting the one I missed at the end.
The rest of the planting partners i had through the day rocked it though!
#organic #farmfamily #farmon #wintersquash #betterlatethannever #pulaskiny #farmmom
Thanks @morr93065 for the video!📽️🎞️🌄
While the weather inside the greenhouse is a comfortable 70 degrees, outside is #neverendingwinter
#cmonspring #wind #snow #cnyspring
This is how most plants start on the farm, hand seeded one seed at a time.
Tiny red Russian kale seeds will grow to be one of the most prolific and tender heirloom kales.
#freedomrainsfarm #freedomrainscsa #kale #heirloom #warmgreenhouse #getyourhandsdirty
A CSA from our farm is the perfect holiday gift that keeps on giving.
20 weeks of fresh organic produce from our farm, which some customers tell us is like a weekly Christmas gift!
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This is how we weed 200ft beds of winter squash in 3min17sec.
The ecoweeder is one our favorite farm tools.
Experimenting laying drip tape while seeding carrots: successful.
(excuse the foul language, us farmers can be worse than sailors!)