Worden Farm Field Notes: January 16, 2018

Bracing for another night of possible freezing temperatures here on Wednesday. Farm members and market customers: now is the time to enjoy cold-sensitive crops like eggplant, tomatoes and peppers. They might be gone until the Spring if the temperatures get too low. Freezes generally happen here between Christmas and Valentine’s Day, although we have even had freezes as late as mid March and as early … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: January 16, 2018

Worden Farm Field Notes: January 9, 2018

Last week, we covered the cold-sensitive crops in anticipation of the freeze. Some crops were lost, but overall, most crops made it through. Our cropping plan is designed robustly, to ensure that we can continue harvesting throughout the winter months, freeze or no freeze. The sold-out Sunday Brunch was fun and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed a delicious assortment of courses created by Chefs … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: January 9, 2018

Worden Farm Field Notes: January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2018. Our wonderful New Year’s Eve was shared with friends, and on New Year’s Day, we cooked up some black-eyed peas and collard greens in the Southern tradition, for health and prosperity. We are preparing for the approaching cold weather. A chance of frost Thursday and Friday has propelled us to protect all of our cold-sensitive crops, … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: January 3, 2018

Worden Farm Field Notes: December 19, 2018

The Winter Solstice this week brings the shortest days and the longest nights of our year. As the days begin to lengthen going forward, the vegetable crops will grow faster with more hours sunshine. This is “high season” for our crop production cycle. We constantly are planting and harvesting, all while caring for the growing crops in the fields and greenhouses. Our work load now … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: December 19, 2018

Worden Farm Field Notes: November 28, 2017

Next Wednesday, December 6, we will launch our harvest share distributions for the season. The fields are looking good and the crops are tasting amazing. Hurricane Irma produced flooding rains and damaging winds a few months ago. We did what we always do in the face of challenging weather — kept on planting. Our community of supportive farm members are held in our hearts and … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: November 28, 2017

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