Review Of 2019
January: 2019 we finally received the Minnesota Water Quality Certified Producer. Which certify we use best management practices that enhance the water quality of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater.
February: We started cherry tomato plants that proved to give us early tomatoes.
March: We started Cole crops, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage and Bock Joy.
April: Moved Tomato plants in to pots in green house first time we planted tomatoes so early, and it was successful.
May: Planted outside early May and apple trees blooming
June: CSA Delivery and pick up Started, changes in the Cottage food rules allowed us to offer Nancy’s Processed jellies, Jams and pickles to be sold online. Then delivered in the CSA Boxes
July: New Brush Washer started using on Cucumbers and Summer squash. Sped up the time to wash them and saved labor.
Because of our Organic Practices we found Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars on Milk Weed just outside the deer fence.
August: Harvest continued with an abundance of produce.
September: Apples Ripened on time to fill boxes.
October: CSA Customer appreciation and you Pick, In the Rain, Rain, and More Rain. An amazing number of folks came out.
My son needed help with harvesting his soybean crop; I kind of enjoyed a change from hands and knees work and driving a model John Deere Sts 9760 combine with all the bells and whistles
November: Put the Strawberries and Garlic to bed with a nice cover of rye Straw grown by my Son.
December: Prepared the Green house to handle more early tomato Plants double the number to 76.
January: 2020 taking a trip to Mississippi for a break, and visiting the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable grower’s convention.
“Know your Farmer Know Your Food”
Don’t for get to sign up early for the 2020 CSA we have seen a lot of new memberships sign up already.