Worden Farm Field Notes: April 18, 2017

  We always are grateful when our dedicated farm members and market customers share their love of Worden Farm with friends and neighbors. The farm continues to grow and be sustainable with this wonderful, supportive local community. Enrollment is now open for next season’s farm membership program. Choose from our three types of farm membership: Organic Farm Stand, Organic Veggie Box, or Organic Farmers Market. Secure your membership spot for next season. Sign up now, and … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: April 18, 2017

Worden Farm Field Notes: April 11, 2017

A much-needed rain last week gave the fields a good soaking and greened up the landscape. The Spring flowers are now full of nectar, because they are well hydrated. The honeybees are happily drinking nectar and pollinating the flowers in our biostrip plantings. Our baby calves are growing well. They seem to like the cool mornings that we have had lately. They are bright-eyed and … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: April 11, 2017

Worden Farm Field Notes: March 28, 2017

We use a variety of cultural techniques, such as tractor cultivation and mulching, to control weeds in many of our organic vegetable crops. Weeds will ruin a crop if they are not controlled, so effective weed control is critical. Maintaining low weed populations during a crop cycle will keep crop quality high for those crops that currently are growing, and also for the future crops yet to be … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: March 28, 2017

Worden Farm Field Notes: March 21, 2017

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

Worden Farm Field Notes: March 14, 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

Worden Farm Field Notes: March 7, 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

Worden Farm Field Notes: March 1, 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