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Posted 8/5/2012 7:11am by Nate & Emily Parks.

TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                            Basil, Parsley
Kohlrabi                      Red Cabbage         Savoy cabbage   Tendersweet cabbage
Bulb onions                 Fresh Garlic            Eggplant                        

Potatoes                     Cherry Tomatoes       

Tomatoes                      Swiss Chard        Cubanelle pepper

Bell peppers                Jalapenos             Hungarian Hot wax pepper

Shishito sweet pepper   Cucumbers          Okra


Farm News:

We begged for it, we got it!!  Our rain gauge was laid over flat, but it still had 3/4inch in it, and it's still raining.  We also didn't expect to wake up this morning to our chicken coop in the side of the barn.  Yes, IN the side of the barn!  The wind picked it up and moved about 100 feet.  Our poor, wet birds don't know what happened!  But they seem to be ok and do love that the electric fence is broken and they are roaming everywhere already this morning! 

CSA News:

Last week we added a wholesale order page to the website.  CSA members please do not use this page to order as it is designed for large wholesale/restaurant orders only, not individual orders.  I realize it can be confusing when ordering.  I consider myself a web novice and will figure out how to make that page available to restaurants only.  Thanks for your patience on that!

Please excuse the fact that I am a little behind on my bookwork and CSA balances haven't been updated for the last three weeks for those of you who "shop" at the markets.  I will be working on that is week. 

Emily is feeling fine with less than 6 weeks to go until the baby will be here!  We are getting very excited! Jensen assures us all the time it's a girl and her name will be "Sally Sally Sally", but we'll just have to wait and see!! 

Thank God for standing water!

Emily, Nate & Jensen

Posted 7/22/2012 9:40am by Nate & Emily Parks.

TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                            Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill
Kohlrabi                      Sweet Corn         Cabbage (mini head)

Red Cabbage               Savoy cabbage   Tendersweet cabbage
Bulb onions                 Fresh Garlic        Eggplant                        

Potatoes                     Cherry Tomatoes        
Yellow squash             Zephyr Squash     Tomatoes

Kohlrabi                      Swiss Chard         Zucchini   

Bell peppers                Jalapenos            Hungarian Hot wax pepper

Shishito sweet pepper       

             
Farm News:

We smelled and felt the storm that passed through last Thursday but unfortunately it split right around us about 1/4 mile each way.  All we could do was stare at the sky in disbelief. 

Luckily, the Rossville farm got about and inch and a half!  Remember all of our winter squash is planted there and looking great.  Fall broccoli will be transplanted there this week and Nate seeded an acre's worth of carrots, beets and such.  As you've heard us mention before, the irrigation up there is unbelieveable!  The transition is happening already; greenhouses will start to be disassembled and moved in the next 2 months. 


CSA News:

Some of you are getting low on your available balance.  If you think you might run out of credit before October 31st, you may add money to your account.  Let us know and we'll be happy to help you out with it. 

The sweet corn was good while it lasted.  I think last week was the one and only week we will have it this whole year due to lack of moisture.  We should have gotten 300dz ears out of just this planting, but were only able to pick 60dz.  It doesn't look like the later plantings of corn are going to make it. 

It's the same story on our potatoes.  We had such high hopes for a crop that started out so amazing, but again due to lack of moisture and no way to get water to the back field (I sound like a broken record, I know), the plants just could produce.  To give an example, one 300ft row of Yukon Gold potatoes should yield at least twelve 5 gallon buckets....we harvested ONE 5 gallon bucket in one row...ONE. 

It's bad out there, but we are scrambling to salvage what is left and try our hardest to continue to produce good, clean, healthy food for each and every one of you. 

We truly appreciate all the support each one of you have given us this year. 

Have a fantastic week,

Emily, Nate, & Jensen

Posted 7/15/2012 8:43am by Nate & Emily Parks.

TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale (green leaf & Tuscan)            Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Dill
Kohlrabi                      Sweet Corn         Cabbage (mini head)

Red Cabbage                Savoy cabbage   Tendersweet cabbage
Sweet bulb onions        Fresh Garlic        Green Onions
Beets                          New Potatoes      Cherry Tomatoes        
Yellow squash             Zephyr Squash     Tomatoes

Kohlrabi                      Swiss Chard         Zucchini           

             
Farm News:

You see it on the news, read it in the papers, see it in your lawns and hear it from us each week....oh yes, the drought we are experiencing is critical - to minds, bodies, plants and animals. To recover from the deficit we are in it would take nearly 9 inches of rain over the next couple of weeks. That is not going to happen! We are trying hard to focus on a strong fall and winter growing season to help somewhat bail us out of the summer season we are experiencing. It seems fruitless most days to be hopeful and to continue pushing through this situation. The reality is that this is our life, our income, our passion and our future. It is equally as hard to continue as it is to give in. The one thing that is for certain is that mother nature will always offer you something different to deal with. With a frost date rapidly approaching (approx. 80 days) the race and challenge is on to salvage all we can from the year.

We opened up several new fields in Rossville this week. All remaining crops this year will be planted up there...so much for our short drive to work. With ample water and better soil, it is time to make the transition. It is really beginning to feel like home up there, the future is exciting. I think the promise of a future there is what continues to drive us this year.

CSA News:

Sweet corn is available this week! I am only making a half dozen available to each customer. Don't expect large beautiful ears with kernels filled to the tip of each ear. This corn has not seen significant rain since late May, and endured 100+ degree heat during critical pollination time. We were able to get some water on it at a couple critical times. The reality is, irrigating several acres of sweet corn in a year like this is really not a very fruitful practice. If you had plenty of water and equpment, like some farms do, then it works. But for us the large amount of other crops starving for water have taken precidence.

Please enjoy it this week and hope for the best the rest of the season.

Thanks again for all your support this year!

Nate, Emily, Jensen & baby #2 in early September!

Posted 7/8/2012 9:15am by Nate & Emily Parks.

TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini              Basil, Cilantro, Parsley
Kohlrabi                      Pickling Cucumbers                                  Cabbage (mini head)

Red Cabbage                Savoy cabbage   Tendersweet cabbage
Sweet bulb onions        Fresh Garlic        Green Onions
Beets                          New Potatoes      Cherry Tomatoes        
Yellow squash             Zephyr Squash     Tomatoes

             
Farm News:

I realize that our newsletters always start with weather related comments, but that is our life around here.  How could we not comment about the weather this past week, right?  It was by far the worst week we've had in the seven years we've been farming as far as heat and exhaustion go.  Our crew worked so hard and without complaint. We're all glad for 85 degree forcast this week and crossing our fingers for the small chance of rain this afternoon.

Our house in Rossville is coming along slowly but surely.  Our goal is to have all the outside work done before the cold weather approaches (IF we ever get any cold weather!). Nate spends every extra minute he has working there.  The winter squash that was planted there several weeks ago looks fantastic!  September will be here before we know it an we'll be harvesting all of it.


CSA News:

On another note, we urge those of you who are not reading these weekly newsletters to read them!  They serve as our only communication between each other and the context has some important information most of the time ie last week's delivery changes. 
Tomatoes are here!  100 pounds were picked on Friday and we're expecting to hopefully triple that this week.  We will be digging several different varieties of potatoes in the weeks to come.  Head lettuce is not available this week due to the heat, but will only be absent for 2 more weeks or so. 

Have a great week!

Emily, Nate & Jensen

Posted 7/1/2012 8:50am by Nate & Emily Parks.


TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini              Basil, Cilantro
Kohlrabi                      Pickling Cucumbers
Head lettuce                Broccoli              Cabbage (mini heads)
Sweet bulb onions        Fresh Garlic        Green Onions
Beets                          New Potatoes      Cherry Tomatoes        
Yellow squash             Zephyr Squash                 



FARM NEWS:

After a brutal day on Friday it was nice to pull out 1/2" of rain here on the Crawfordsville farm, and over an inch in Rossville. Every little bit helps at this point. We have decided that after burning up the well pump here on the Crawfordsville farm this week, that we are more than maxed out on water production. The smartest move for us at this point is to move all of our remaining plantings to the Rossville farm were the water is plentiful. Vegetable farmers are not the only ones feeling the strain of the drought right now. Corn and bean farmers are in a tough situation as well. All of our farmer friends who raise grass fed animals are searching for food for their animals as well. With the severity of this drought comes higher commodity prices which passed on ultimately higher prices to you, the consumer. So the best strategy in my opinion is to make sure you know where to get your food locally and stock up while you can. Over the next few months I would expect you to be able to purchase local meats, eggs and of course vegetables at very comparable prices to the big box stores. We are holding onto our prices at this point, but can only do so for so long and there is no doubt that our feed and input costs will be rising.

On the upside here, the tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, and tomatillos look great and will be in full production withing a couple of weeks. Sweet corn is tasseling but I think even the racoons will need a back brace to pick it!!


CSA NEWS:

Summer crops are coming on soon and the head lettuce seems to be holding on for now in this blistering heat.  We will see how this week treats it. We will be digging potatoes this week, as the plants are now dying back which means they are done producing ie no more yield, so we might as well start harvesting. 


PLEASE TAKE NOTE TO THE FOLLOWING:
There will NOT be any deliveries on Wednesday, July 4th.  Harvesting will be done on Friday (6th) for deliveries on Saturday (7th).  We WILL deliver as usual on that following Saturday, July 7th to Carmel & Lafayette Farmer's markets, & Wabash College. 
**Attention Crawfordsville area CSA members** We will be delivering to the Chapel on Saturday morning (7th) from 8am-12pm if you are interested in placing an order that week. 
**Attention On-farm pickups**  We will have orders ready in the washroom refrigerator as usual, but on Saturday July 7th from 8-12pm. 
**There will not be any deliveries to This Old Farm Meats & Processing that week. 

Have a great 4th!!!
Nate, Emily & Jensen

Posted 6/24/2012 10:24am by Nate & Emily Parks.


TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini              Basil, Cilantro
Kohlrabi                      Pickling Cucumbers
Head lettuce                Broccoli              Cabbage (mini heads)
Sweet bulb onions        Fresh Garlic         Green Onions
Spicy Asian Greens       Beets                
Yellow summer squash                     
Zephyr Squash


FARM NEWS:

There hasn't been much of a change around the farm this week. We had about 2/10ths of rain on Thursday evening here in Crawfordsville. We were at the Rossville farm that day finishing up all of the winter squash and pumpkin plantings and got a little over a 1/4 inch of rain. The well has been drilled and gives us plenty of water to irrigate. It is quite a relief to be able to plant three acres of crops and turn on a well that will irrrigate the entire field at once. The water in Rossville will really make a difference for us over the coming years!

Here, at the Crawfordsville site we are just trying to keep things alive, unfortunately this means less overall crop. It is also a week where we are concentrating on mid to late September crops. Getting the seeds to germinate this week will be the top priority.

Frustration is a difficult emotion to overcome but on a small farm this has to be motivation.  July and August could very well be perfect growing conditions, but of course it could also be more of the same patterns that we have had this spring so far. The fact that remains is that we are closing in on about 105-110 days left of frost free growing. After that first frost, our options and sales decrease dramatically. We will get as much out as we can and push through the challenges of the season, cross our fingers, and hope for the best.


CSA NEWS:

July 4th is falling on a pretty good day and time this year. I really think that the break for a few days next week will give the plants and veggies a chance to catch up and come on. We ate a tomato on Friday and several more are starting to show nice color; the cherry tomatoes are slowly starting to come on as well. Our entire first planting of beans has been a disappointment; there they stand, only one foot tall and not many beans. Potatoes are sitting in a survival mode as well and are really too small to start digging.  Sweet corn is tasseling at about waist high. All these crops will be ready over the coming weeks, and I think that the July 11th deliveries should start the bigger harvest of summer goodies.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE TO THE FOLLOWING:
There will NOT be any deliveries on Wednesday, July 4th.  Harvesting will be done on Friday (6th) for deliveries on Saturday (7th).  We WILL deliver as usual on that following Saturday, July 7th to Carmel & Lafayette Farmer's markets, & Wabash College. 
**Attention Crawfordsville area CSA members** We will be delivering to the Chapel on Saturday morning (7th) from 8am-12pm if you are interested in placing an order that week. 
**Attention On-farm pickups**  We will have orders ready in the washroom refrigerator as usual. 
**There will not be any deliveries to This Old Farm Meats & Processing that week. 

Have a great week!
Nate, Emily & Jensen

Posted 6/24/2012 10:24am by Nate & Emily Parks.


TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini              Basil, Cilantro
Kohlrabi                      Pickling Cucumbers
Head lettuce                Broccoli              Cabbage (mini heads)
Sweet bulb onions        Fresh Garlic         Green Onions
Spicy Asian Greens       Beets                
Yellow summer squash                     
Zephyr Squash


FARM NEWS:

There hasn't been much of a change around the farm this week. We had about 2/10ths of rain on Thursday evening here in Crawfordsville. We were at the Rossville farm that day finishing up all of the winter squash and pumpkin plantings and got a little over a 1/4 inch of rain. The well has been drilled and gives us plenty of water to irrigate. It is quite a relief to be able to plant three acres of crops and turn on a well that will irrrigate the entire field at once. The water in Rossville will really make a difference for us over the coming years!

Here, at the Crawfordsville site we are just trying to keep things alive, unfortunately this means less overall crop. It is also a week where we are concentrating on mid to late September crops. Getting the seeds to germinate this week will be the top priority.

Frustration is a difficult emotion to overcome but on a small farm this has to be motivation.  July and August could very well be perfect growing conditions, but of course it could also be more of the same patterns that we have had this spring so far. The fact that remains is that we are closing in on about 105-110 days left of frost free growing. After that first frost, our options and sales decrease dramatically. We will get as much out as we can and push through the challenges of the season, cross our fingers, and hope for the best.


CSA NEWS:

July 4th is falling on a pretty good day and time this year. I really think that the break for a few days next week will give the plants and veggies a chance to catch up and come on. We ate a tomato on Friday and several more are starting to show nice color; the cherry tomatoes are slowly starting to come on as well. Our entire first planting of beans has been a disappointment; there they stand, only one foot tall and not many beans. Potatoes are sitting in a survival mode as well and are really too small to start digging.  Sweet corn is tasseling at about waist high. All these crops will be ready over the coming weeks, and I think that the July 11th deliveries should start the bigger harvest of summer goodies.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE TO THE FOLLOWING:
There will NOT be any deliveries on Wednesday, July 4th.  Harvesting will be done on Friday (6th) for deliveries on Saturday (7th).  We WILL deliver as usual on that following Saturday, July 7th to Carmel & Lafayette Farmer's markets, & Wabash College. 
**Attention Crawfordsville area CSA members** We will be delivering to the Chapel on Saturday morning (7th) from 8am-12pm if you are interested in placing an order that week. 
**Attention On-farm pickups**  We will have orders ready in the washroom refrigerator as usual. 
**There will not be any deliveries to This Old Farm Meats & Processing that week. 

Have a great week!
Nate, Emily & Jensen

Posted 6/10/2012 9:39am by Nate & Emily Parks.


TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Salad mix                    Spinach              Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini              Basil, Cilantro
Kohlrabi                      Cucumbers          Pickling Cucumbers
Head lettuce                Broccoli              Cabbage (mini heads)
Sweet bulb onions        Fresh Garlic         Green Onions
Spicy Asian Greens       Beets                 Carrots
Yellow summer squash                     
Zephyr Squash


FARM NEWS:

Again, we are talking, thinking, eating, and sleeping RAIN!!  It's a constant thought at our house.  The weather says we have a good chance Monday and Tuesday. 
We are up in Rossville this weekend working ground for all the winter squash to be planted by next week.  The ground is like cement which makes it hard to work...just ask Nate...I think he said he broke two pieces of equipment yesterday afternoon. 

We are happy to have available fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving (if you're even thinking that far ahead already!).  Our good friend and neighbor, Gary Cox, is raising 30 birds to be ready when the time comes around.  There is a $25 deposit to hold the turkey and it is  first come, first serve.  This deposit will have to be paid by check or cash and cannot come out of your CSA account.  The birds will be sold fresh for $6.00/pound.  Please let us know if you are interested. 

CSA NEWS:
Please take note to the following: 
There will NOT be any deliveries on Wednesday, July 4th.  Harvesting will be done on Friday (6th) for deliveries on Saturday (7th).  We WILL deliver as usual on that following Saturday, July 7th to Carmel & Lafayette Farmer's markets, & Wabash College. 
**Attention Crawfordsville area CSA members** We will be delivering to the Chapel on Saturday morning (7th) from 8am-12pm if you are interested in placing an order that week. 
**Attention On-farm pickups**  We will have orders ready in the washroom refridgerator as usual. 
**There will not be any deliveries to This Old Farm Meats & Processing that week. 

Last week you might have noticed there was a full share box and a half share box available on the store.  These options are available to anyone who wants their order to be a surprise!  We will choose what goes in the share that week and the cost is $22 or $14, respectively.  The full share box and half share boxes are available again this week. 

All CSA accounts/balances have been credited for any missing items or discrepancies that have occured within the last few weeks. 
If you are curious about your balance (how much you have left to spend this season), please click on "your membership status" under the CSA Memberships tab at the top of our homepage. 
The number shown will be a negative number; please be aware that this is only for our accounting purposes and that the amount is actually a positive amount.  I realize this might cause some confusion, but right now it's the only way for us to show the balances. 

Have a fantastic week!
Emily, Nate & Jensen

Posted 6/3/2012 8:12am by Nate & Emily Parks.

 

TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please realize we did not get your order. 


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Salad mix                   Spinach                Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini                Basil, Cilantro
Kohlrabi                     Cucumbers            Buttercrunch/Romaine
Sweet bulb onions       Fresh Garlic          Green Onions
Spicy Asian Greens      Beets                   Carrots

Yellow Squash            Zephyr Squash

              

COMING SOON...

Broccoli                   Cabbage                 Cauliflower

Green Beans            New Potatoes?

Farm News: 

Much needed rain and a bit of a cool down has been nice. We had about 3/4 of an inch over this past week. Most vegetables do best with an inch of rain a week, so we are still a bit short on moisture but we will take it. The berries have came to an end. Usually, they slow down to a stop, to go from 150 lbs per picking last week to 5 this week was unexpected and disappointing, however, it was a great season for them!

Peas will be in full swing for the next couple of weeks and the crop looks great. Think of the guys at TRF spending 5 or 6 hours hand picking each pea pod while you enjoy these sweet spring snacks. Potatoes are in full bloom and we should have them available in the coming weeks. Green beans are setting pods as well. The plants are quite small on the first planting but second and third plantings are coming on very well behind them. Sweet corn is coming up well but we are still looking at late July before the crop is ready. We lost our first planting to a late freeze. Tomatoes are setting fruit, depending on the weather for the next few weeks we may just have them available by the end of the month! Can't wait!


CSA news:

This week, most of the orders for strawberries could not be filled.  Wednesday orders were shorted and there weren't any for Saturday orders. As stated above, they absolutely quit on us. If we were a traditional CSA, the berries would have just not been in your "box" this week. With the way we are set up, you make the decision on each item and order accordingly.  I try pretty hard each week to make calculated guesses as to what we have available. Usually I am right on, but sometimes I miss. Orders from Wednesday have already been credited, and Saturday's credits will be applied in the next couple of days. In the end the only risk you take with us is that you don't have a quart of berries, your money is still available. Please understand that things don't always go as planned on a small, organic farm and we appreciate your support and patience.


Enjoy the week!

Nate, Emily & Jensen

 



Posted 5/27/2012 8:55am by Nate & Emily Parks.

 

TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS... NATURALLY GROWN

 CSA STORE IS OPEN UNTIL TUESDAY 9 AM


ORDER VEGGIES HERE:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384


ORDER MEAT AND EGGS HERE:
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383


MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AFTER YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER!!


Signups for the 2012 season are coming to a close.  Here is a quick link for you to sign up if you haven't done so:

http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/members


VEGGIES THIS WEEK
Salad mix                   Spinach                 Sage, Oregano, Rosemary
Kale                           Zucchini                Basil, Cilantro
Strawberries               Cucumbers            Buttercrunch/Romaine
Sweet bulb onions       Fresh Garlic           Green Onions
Spicy Asian Greens      Beets                    Carrots

COMING SOON...

Kohlrabi         Broccoli       Snap Peas

Yellow summer squash      Shell Peas

Cabbage       

Farm News: 

Hot and dry, as you already know. We felt like it was August on Friday as we were harvesting; everything is so dry out in the fields right now. We are running water around the clock just trying to keep up right now. Getting water across 15 acres in no small task with a small well and limited irrigation supplies, but we are managing.  Fingers are crossed with the small chance of rain on Memorial Day. One of the things we are very excited about with the new farm up in Rossville will be the 180 gallon per minute well, compared to our 20 gallon per minute well here.

The potato beetles, cabbage worms and cucumber beetles are really coming on strong right now, so we are doing our best to stay ahead of them. Thankfully organic pest controls have come a long way in the past few years so our options are growing. In general, it is still a control situation as opposed to a complete kill that commercial pesticides generally have. This helps us keep the good bugs around and slow down the damaging ones.

There is an upside to the weather. We are actually in pretty good shape with weed control at this point. Without excess moisture weeds that have been cultivated cannot re-root. We still have some hand weeding to do, but our mechanical cultivation has taken care of 80% of the problem areas. Our backs are thankful!!


CSA news:

We will shut down the sign ups this week on May 30th! Even without the added discount for the late arrivals to our program we hope everyone finds a great value in supporting local, sustainable agriculture. Remember the season ends on October 31st. Please plan on having your account balance at $0 by then. Please be aware that any mooney left on the account does not carry over and is forfeited as a new season begins in November. If you are having any trouble placing an order please respond to this email. We both have email access during the day via our phones, but Emily has more available time to help you out than calling Nate directly.

Enjoy the week!

Nate, Emily & Jensen

 



Delivery Day on 10/25/2017March 6th, 2017

We deliver to the following areas on Wednesdays: Kokomo, Lafayette/West Lafayette Logansport On Farm - Rossville

Delivery Day on 10/18/2017March 6th, 2017

We deliver to the following areas on Wednesdays: Kokomo, Lafayette/West Lafayette Logansport On Farm - Rossville

Winter delivery season has come to a closeJanuary 14th, 2017

We made it! Your Farmers made it! This week will be the last of our winter deliveries. Not to worry, however! We will resume weekly deliveries the first week of May. Winter greens and veggies have

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