Spring has arrived. Flowers of the season are blooming. Birds are singing and in abundance. Florida does have seasons. The seasonal changes are subtle, but they are here. The weather at the farm still is dry for now. We are expecting some rain this Thursday, which would be good for the field soils and the crops. The brunch at the farm on Sunday was fantastic. Chef … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: March 21, 2017
The farm was blessed with an inch and a half of steady rain last night. The thunder and lightning were powerful, and the rain just kept on coming. The air temperature has dropped, and may get into the 40s at night in the next few days. The soil moisture followed by sunny, cooler weather will be excellent conditions for growing healthy, delicious vegetables in our fields. The … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: March 14, 2017
The Swallowtail Kites are back for the season. They are majestic birds that soar above the fields on wind currents. These birds are indicator species of the farm as a healthy, diverse ecosystem. It looks like we are past the point of a possible major frost. We did have patchy frost one night, which affected some early Spring plantings, but it was fairly mild. Overall, it has … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: March 7, 2017
We invite you to join us for fabulous food and fun at the farm at the Worden Farm to Table Sunday Brunches on March 19 and April 9, 11 AM to 1 PM. Chef Joy Egan and his Tableseide Team from Sarasota have created delicious and creative menus for us to enjoy. Each brunch is themed, featuring the best of the seasonal harvest over multiple courses. The March 19 brunch … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: March 1, 2017
Worden Farm has worked for many years with the Culinary Arts program at Charlotte Technical College to help with the training of our community’s future food service professionals. They, in turn, help Worden Farm in our mission to teach community members how to prepare fresh vegetables. Today at the Charlotte Technical College, the student chefs had a special Worden Farm Veggie Box Challenge. Student Chefs received … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: February 14, 2017
This week marks the halfway point in our harvest season for Organic Veggie Box and Worden Farm Market CSA farm members. This is Week 10 of our 20-week CSA season. The harvests have been going well this season, and many more crops are growing well in the field. We are especially pleased with this season with our sweet peppers. They have continuously yielded well, due to the warm winter weather. … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: February 8, 2017
Outstanding in the Field was held at Worden Farm on Thursday. Chef Joey Egan of Tableseide created an delicious feast that featured Worden Farm vegetables prominently.
Then on Monday, we contributed our vegetables and participated in a second OITF event at Faena on Miami Beach. There, Chef Jamie DeRosa and Chef Brad Kilgore led the field kitchen team for another outstanding event.
We are honored and grateful to collaborate with the Outstanding in the Field team in creating these extraordinary events. Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: January 31, 2017