If You Haven't Been Around Lately . . .

. . . my amazing husband has added raised beds to increase production for our French market and we're considering the possibility of starting a few harvest baskets. That's where you pay for 12 weeks in advance and are entitled to a weekly harvest basket share of our farm's produce.  This is only in the thinking stage, however.

Here's what's been happening . . .

Swiss Chard

Raised beds in the new Market Garden (just north of the vintage fence).

Nice sized raised beds on the Vintage Field. The right one has landscape cloth in it to
ward off weeds and bermuda. Does it work?
Not really.  Weeds and bermuda are just part of life. Ugh.

We're also cleaning out - spring cleaning - in the dead of summer heat - if you will. As we are growing and expanding - we've visited our farm "systems and set ups."  We rented one of those big HUGE orange dumpsters to DUMP things that would not work for our recycle needs.  Now we're working on round two of cleaning and purging - inside and outside.

Previous market prep area cleaned out for the expanded market room.

Changes are being made in EVERY storage area - the market area included.  So, if you see piles of "stuff" in lots of places - those are piles that our wonderful City of Scottsdale is being so kind to bring a dump truck this week and take ALL our piles. Awesome city! Awesome Waste Management Manager.

It's been a summer of good hard work - in anticipation of an amazing fall season of roots and shoots.  We still have not landed on a date to reopen the regular market - it definitely will be the very end of September if not the first week of October. But if you don't subscribe to the blog - you'll want to - so you'll know when that will be.