A little rain won’t hurt….

Father’s Day weekend at the farm is extra special because it is also my Dad’s birthday.  We really didn’t plan any gathering until last minute; it seemed to sneak up on us all.  I mean, it’s the end of June already, that just doesn’t seem right.  We decided to get together after markets on Saturday…

The markets take our business beyond a transaction.

6.16.17 After I finished my farmer’s market in Texas Township this week, I was able to chat with the Market Manager about how my day went.  We had the typical “after market” conversation which begins with the question, How were your sales today? It was one of our slowest days at the market this year. …

I love the future of farming the most

June 9th, 2017 What do I love the most about farming? I certainly love that we are contributing to the land. I love that we are creating food, something that sustains life. I also love the versatility of farming, and that it can create so many different jobs, and life-long careers. I love that farming…

“It is what it is.”

May 26th, 2017 Last week’s newsletter about the water tank repair on Mother’s Day sparked some good conversations on the farm. Having an inadequate supply of water for even a few hours is a big error, an error that we aren’t proud of at all, but these type of things do happen on a farm…

Mother’s Day and some excitement!

May 19th, 2017 Mother’s Day on the farm…it started off as a beautiful morning. Late to rise, coffee timed to brew so there was no wait for that first sip. Nick unfortunately (and fortunately because we love the market) had to attend the opening Logan Square market that day, so my mom-duties were in full…

Memorial Day and a Birthday!

June 2nd, 2017 Memorial Day weekend is one of our busiest times at the markets. This Friday we spent a few more hours than usual prepping for the markets, making sure each truck was packed correctly, and the freezers were all organized. Friday also happened to be my 30th birthday. It wasn’t the most glamorous…