Saturday Work Days

While evenings can be magical on the farm, morning is without a doubt the best time to work on a farm.  I mean, what better way to start the day than by…pulling weeds.  Well, it won’t all be focused on weeding.  This is a busy time of year for seeding.  With Fall just around the corner there’s lots of seeds to get into the ground.  For example, I need to re-seed the broccoli – man is that plant giving me a problem this year.  But I’m gonna win!  There will be broccoli in your box – in like February, but whatever. So if weeding and seeding and broccoli bashing isn’t enough to entice you out to the farm, how about some delicious food from Farm & Table Restaurant?  I’m happy to report that all Saturday volunteers will receive a $5 voucher to use at the restaurant.  Thanks to our wonderful partnership with Farm & Table the fruits of your labor will really start to pay dividends on Saturday mornings!  Join us each Saturday from 8am to 11am. Also, we’ll be having a Farm Stand every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Fresh produce from the field (some of it harvested by you).  It really is all...

Sustaining the fields…with help from the community!

Sol Harvest Farm has been blessed recently with the help of many volunteers. We want to take a moment here to recognize them… **We are so grateful for the support of UNM’s Sustainability Studies program led by Bruce Milne and Jessica Rowland. Their team came out and helped in the heat of the day on June 6th to build pathways and clear beds for more summer planting. They closed the evening with a delicious dinner at our partner restaurant, Farm & Table. Not a bad day! See the group here under the Farm Stand. **That same week, we were thrilled to have our nephew Brendan McGuire join us from Chicago for the first official Farm Camp at Sol Harvest Farm. Brendan was a great help on the farm and learned a lot about hula hoes and the New Mexican sun. Don’t worry, we took him canoeing on the Rio Grande too so he could see some water. **During our SOLstice Celebration last week, we had a lovely yoga class followed by a community harvest. Thank you to all who joined us including our friend Lisa Donald and baby Pearl. Many hands do...

Many hands make a work party…a party!

Much to do on the farm, which means many hands are needed.  Please come out to Sol Harvest Farm this evening between 4 – 7 p.m. for a work party, followed by a potluck. Rather than be predictable and put a hula hoe in your hands and send you off into the field to weed, here are some of the items on the agenda for tonight: – Restake tomatoes (fruit is starting to emerge – very exciting)! – Pull up broccoli plants in hoop house (SO over them) – Pull up lettuce plants from bed 31 – Harvest tatsoi; prep for braising mix – Hand weed tomato bed, keeping an eye out for emerging carrot seedlings (carrots and tomatoes are good companion plants) – Haircut for Ric (pruning shears anyone…that would be sheer madness…or hair madness)! Hope to see everyone there…please bring food or drink to share! Cheers, Farmer...