Our First Silverton Market

I’ll embarrassingly admit that I was rockin’ out in the truck on the way to market today. We’ve dreamed of farming for so long now that to see it finally being realized is a lot to get excited about. It was a crazy week getting everything together- signage, chalkboard, harvests, table clothes, baskets,

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etc- but it totally paid off. Today at market we had: garlic scapes, spinach, snap peas, snow peas, cilantro, dill, butter lettuce, romaine, chard, kale, and beets. We did a decent job of estimating sales and have a much better sense of what folks are looking for (more cilantro, less snow peas). After

everyone got a round of naps in this afternoon I was able to upload some shots from this week.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. It is great to be getting to know our neighbors and building local community!

Potential new items for next week’s market- Diggin’ Roots Farm organic cotton T-shirts (!), a whole lot more peas, and new potatoes for perfect 4th of July potato salad.

Potato flowers at sunset.
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Potato flowers at sunset.

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The blossom from our yellow snow peas- amazing!

Early June Update

There hasn’t been much time to write lately. Between lack of sleep, a Brassica weed seed bank that is keeping us very busy, off-farm work, and a 6 month old learning how to crawl- we’re glad to just be taking photos! The Silverton Farmer’s Market has started and we’ll be there the first weekend in July. A week ago we weren’t sure what vegetables we were going to have for market and now we’re worried we might have to start sooner than that. After a long hiatus we are so thrilled and thankful to be growing our own produce again. It feels so good!

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Just to give you a sense of the INSANE weed pressure we are dealing with. It could be worse- at least they are easy to pull annuals. (These beds were re-tilled.)

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Chard- our first harvest!

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Baby farm feet

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Planting strawberries.

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100 feet of raspberries!