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Report Highlights Legal Risk Management Solutions for Maryland CSAs

A recently released report, “Legal Risk Management Solutions for Community Supported Agriculture in Maryland,” by Mayhah R. Suri and Paul Goeringer, highlights a multi-year project aimed at helping CSA growers manage their legal risk.

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How's it growin'?

How's it growin'?

 

 

All is becoming well with the world of growing.  Sweet Hakerui (hack-r-eye) turnips are ready for CSA as are many other delicious vegetables.  We know you all have been waiting patiently for some field grown goods.  Here they are!

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Different growing seasons

As I was browsing photos today, looking for something I took last week, I came across photos in a random folder from 2012.  AMAZING!!  It's absolutely amazing the difference in the growing season.  This season started normally in January and February, when we were starting seedlings in the greenhouses. April was warm and dry and we got a lot of the cool season crops in the ground like kale, cabbage and potatoes.  Then came May!  This has been the coldest, wettest May we have had in our 13 years on the farm.

Here are some comparison photos from 2012,  a relatively normal growing season for vegetables:

Cabbage today: 

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Weed control and cover crop

Weed control and cover crop

In between planting and harvesting crops, we spend a tremendous amount of time combatting weeds.  The first step in the war on weeds is to plant our crops in white or black plastic.  White plastic (reflective) is for crops liking cool weather.  Black plastic (absorbing) is for heat loving crops.

Here are onions planted in white plastic.  You can see on the end of the row, where the black drip irrigation tape is under the plastic, a flush of weeds has begun.  This is what our entire row would look like if we didn't cultivate the weeds.

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IMPORTANT CSA information and growing conditions update.

IMPORTANT CSA information and growing conditions update.

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Homestead Hoopla 2016 CSA Newsletter

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