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Posted 2/10/2013 5:28pm by David Paulk.

Today, we planted Shiitake mushroom "seeds" into cut logs.  It's a mult-step process.  First we cut logs, then we drill holes in them, inject the mushroom spawn into the holes and finally sealing the holes with cheese wax.  Typically, the logs will grow mushrooms in spring and fall for three-five years.  

To us, there is nothing more amazing then a freshly harvested Shiitake mushroom.  It has a wonderfully sweet, meaty, earth taste that is incredible in soups and stirfrys.  We tried mushrooms last year for the first time with mixed results mainly because of the hot weather.  This year, we'll keep a better eye on the logs and bring them to the market to share.  

Posted 2/5/2013 7:52am by David Paulk.

We've started our first plants for the season!  Thousands and thousands of onions are quickly coming to life in our greenhouse.  We have red ones, yellow ones, little ones (Cipollini) and my favorite, two varities of sweet onions.  In another month, we'll be transplaning them and with some TLC, they will be at market by late June.

A lot of farmers grow onions from bulbs or buy small onion transplants.  We've tried this but mostly prefer to start our own from seed.  It's a lot more work, but we believe we get healther plants that taste better and we can choose many different varities that are only available from seed.  

 

Posted 2/4/2013 1:12pm by David Paulk.

Happy New Year!  Hope you have been enjoying our winter weather these past two weeks. The cold temperatures should help keep the pests at bay this growing season!  

We've had a nice, albeit short, break from farming and are now quickly starting the 2013 season.  Each season for us starts with crop planning.  This involves a detailed schedule of what crops to grow by variety, when to start them, how much to grow and finally where to plant them by location, plot and bed.  Our plan is similar to last year's with modifications as we learn what grows well in our climate and how we can improve crops that are still challenging.  Like most farmers, we like experimenting with new varieties so we have included a few new things for this season that we’ll reveal at the market in the next few months.   

Update to Last California Farmers Market of 2019! Saturday (9 AM - 1 PM)November 22nd, 2019

Hello Farm Friends,  Update...Forgot to list Rainbow Chard! Pick up your fresh, tasty veggies for your Thanksgiving Dinner! All of our veggies have an extra sweet flavor because of the cold! 

Last California Farmers Market of 2019, Saturday (9AM - 1 PM)November 22nd, 2019

Hello Farm Friends, Pick up your fresh, tasty veggies for your Thanksgiving Dinner! All of our veggies have an extra sweet flavor because of the cold!  Remember fresh is best for flavor, nutritio

Only 2 more Markets Left! California Farmers Market, Saturday (9AM - 1 PM)November 15th, 2019

Hello Farm Friends, We have plenty of tasty, cold weather sweetened veggies, plus still some sweet bell, oranos and green peppers for you! Get your sweet potatoes now for Thanksgiving. They keep quite

 

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