Wild Spring + Harvests Start Next Week!

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May has been pretty exciting around here. I love farming and working with the seasons, and experiencing how different they can be from one year to the next. Last week we had several storms roll through that dropped a lot of moisture - including a heavy 5” of snow on Monday morning. It was fairly warm and the snowflakes falling from the sky were some of the largest I have ever seen. This round of snow stuck around for 24+ hours and forced us to slow down for a few days.

While the fields were saturated we kept busy inside as much as possible - everything from potting up starts, seeding lettuce trays, transplanting cherry tomatoes in a moveable tunnel to scrubbing down all of our harvest bins and the wash/pack room.

We finished building the frames for two 12’ x 100’ caterpillar tunnels (which we’ve named Thing 1 and Thing 2) and we were able to attach the plastic on Friday with our Farm Crew. The snow and rain last week made the soil dreamy for transplanting in these tunnels yesterday. Thing 1 and Thing 2 are now filled with tomatoes, shishitos, cucumbers and a section of sunflowers. Grow babes grow! My paper calendar says we’re a little late planting these tomatoes, BUT based on the recent weather, I think they’re actually going in right on time. We will shower these beauties with love and tomato harvests will be here before we know it!

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I went for a walk two nights ago and took this photo. In the distance you can see our greenhouses/farm. Sure, it’s been snowing and colder than we might prefer in May, but the sunsets have been incredible and everything is so lush and green. Take that drought!

Before the unsettled weather arrived, we spent a day planting out our southern field. We planted and covered the many potatoes that will keep us and hopefully YOU fed for months on end and Mike seeded the rest of the field with a multi-species cover crop mix. We plant cover crops to protect and feed the soil.

Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants = Happy Farmers

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The soil was warm and perfect when these potatoes went in the ground. The snow definitely cooled the soil and slowed things down a bit but they should be up in no time. I love potatoes. They’re such a fun crop to watch grow and bloom and equally enjoyable to harvest - until it’s time to lift the 50# sacks onto the trailer. Not my favorite task. At least we have a whole growing season to get our bodies in shape for that!

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With a spring like this one, I am grateful for all of the greenhouses and tunnels we have on the farm. They provide a nice layer of protection from the many elements, wind, snow, rain, hail, etc and allows the crops to continue to thrive regardless of what’s happening outside.

The high tunnel is bursting at the seams and ready for us to begin CSA Harvests. We filled this house up with early bunching greens (kale, chard and collards) in April and they’re now huge and gorgeous. We also have two beds of snow peas, which just started to bloom, and a couple beds of carrots in this house. Having a space dedicated to CSA crops under cover takes the stress off getting things seeded early outside, which makes a difference on a year like this.

CSA Harvests start NEXT WEEK. We are excited to harvest and start seeing our CSA Members on a weekly basis. Get ready for sweet roots, tender greens and delicious herbs!

Ok, we need to get a move on here. The planting push continues with the main field block of brassicas going in this morning.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine!

Planting Season is in Full Swing!

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Dark storm clouds filled the valley this morning. Thunder is rumbling and rain drops are falling! I’m excited to have the weather slow us down this morning, give us a chance to catch our breath and to post a quick update here. To be honest, the last couple weeks feel like a blur but luckily I take photos along the way to jog my memory!

Our farm crew started last week, wahoo! We have two full-time employees working for us now through the end of October and we couldn’t me more excited. Working with folks who are interested in agriculture, super fun to work with and excited to learn is the best! I I feel like 2019 is shaping up to be a great season.

Onions are always our first big field planting in the spring. We spent the first half of last week digging up our allium starts in one of the moveable tunnels and then transplanting in the field. The weather was cool and overcast, prefect planting weather!

We widened our planting beds this year to 60” centers so accommodate the cultivating equipment we purchased last fall/winter. We planted these onions at the appropriate spacing so we can come through with the basket weeder to help manage the weeds (amaranth, lambs quarter, canada thistle, bindweed, etc). I am happy to report, we took the basket weeder our for it’s first spin on Wednesday and are pretty happy with the results It even knocked back small canada thistle plants in between the onion rows - which had us shouting with joy in the field!

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Season extension! The high tunnel is filled with spring greens (chard, kale and collards), early carrots and snow peas this year. We took the plastic off of this tunnel last fall and let it enjoy all of snow that fell this winter (so much snow!). We are taking this house out of summer production for a little while and will focus on spring cash crops followed by a summer cover crop in hopes of rebooting the soil - the soil felt a little tired after a few years of production. Good reminder that we need to let the soil rest, especially in the greenhouses, and make sure we’re giving back more than we’re taking.

Last week, before the rain, we pulled both moveable tunnels to their summer plots! This involved a lot of coffee, me stressing out and Mike reminding me everything would be just fine. I always worry when we move these tunnels, that the wind is going to show up at any moment or that something on one of the tunnels could break. Luckily neither of these things happened.

We disconnect these tunnels from their t-post anchors, pull the t-posts, raise the frames up enough to attach wheel barrow tires at the front end and then strap to the tractor/truck and pull to structure to their future plots. The weather remained calm and we successfully moved both in one morning. Whew! Check that off the list. We shaped beds in these tunnels this week, so they’re all ready for tomatoes, peppers and basil, aka summer flavors!

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And, I need to give a shout out to my younger brother, Jim. He has been a rockstar/farm angel over the past month. It’s been a crazy spring around here and Jim has jumped in, showed up and helped us in so many ways. He helped Mike assemble tractor implements (they’re working on the strip tiller in the photo above), he helped us plant onions and apple trees, assemble caterpillar tunnels, pound posts, lift all the heavy things and even watch the farm for a few days while Mike and I were out of town. He helped me get caught up on the Marvel movies and motivated us to leave the farm in the middle of the day to watch the new Avengers movie… and has had us laughing and joking about the silliest things. Thanks for jumping in to farm life for a few weeks Jim - we love you!

Have a beautiful day!

Field Prep and Farm Update

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It’s the last day of April… and the planting push of May is near. Rain fell overnight and the farm is soaked and glowing green.

With a healthy amount of rain in the forecast, Mike spent the weekend prepping the fields. He disced both of our main fields to turn in the cover crop and prepare for planting the many veggies that will feed us, and hopefully you, in the coming months. First up… we will be planting the onions and taters next week.

Several spring projects are underway at the farm. We are building two caterpillar tunnels to make way for more CSA tomatoes and peppers. We got all of the hoops bent and assembled last weekend as well as the ground posts cut and pre-drilled. Next week, once the ground dries back a little bit we’ll begin placing posts and get these tunnels up.

We purchased a couple weeding implements over the winter and are going to spend this stormy day inside, making adjustments to our cultivating tractors and attaching the basket weeder. Fingers crossed these implements help us stay on top of the weeds in a timely fashion.

The prop house is filled to the brim with seedlings… and is about to be overflowing as we need to seed the next round of little gems, head lettuce, basil and cabbage today. Note to self, we should probably build a second prop house next spring or this Fall?

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The onion starts we have growing in one of the moveable tunnels are gorgeous! They have really bulked up over the last couple weeks and are will be ready for their move into the fields on Monday. We will dig these beauties up, trim their tops and their roots, make bundles and then plant in the field. The Sweet Walla Wallas should be ready sometime in August, followed by the reds and yellows in early September. Future food.

And it snowed a few weeks ago… we had a heavy 6+ inches of snow fall at the farm. The forecast said there was a chance of snow and I didn’t really believe it. But sure enough…

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Spring Sunsets and CSA Countdown!

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April has arrived and with it, warmer days, longer to-do lists and some incredible sunsets! Spring is well underway here at the farm and suddenly our days are filled with seeding, weeding and tractor repairs/maintenance. We have a busy month ahead of us… field prep, building caterpillar tunnels, assembling new tractor implements (!!), organizing the farm before May hits and keeping on top of seeding. Ready, set, GO!

The greenhouses are planted, the prop house is filling up with seedlings and we are finalizing our planting calendar and field maps. The first round of outside greens, herbs and roots should be seeded next week, so we’re waiting for the field to dry back a little bit more so we can prepare beds.

We seeded the many brassica (think kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards…) and lettuce trays earlier this week as cold air blew, and clouds came and went. These starts will make their way into the main field around the middle of May, which will be here before we know it! I’m taking note of how different this springs feels, physically, mentally and emotionally compared to last year. Seeding trays while looking out at a parched, brown landscape was unnerving and had us questioning a lot of things. But this year… seeding feels light and fun, and has me anxious and excited for the planting season.

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I’m happy to report the cover crop is looking healthy and growing like mad. Last fall we seeded triticale throughout the fields to nourish and protect the soil. The cover crop germinated and grew a little before winter set in and was then nestled under a thick layer snow for almost 4 solid months, with our first storm arriving on December 1st. Since the snow melted a couple weeks ago, the triticale has really greened up, a green a feel like we didn’t get to see last year, and is growing and filling in quickly. Go cover crops, go!

Let the CSA Countdown BEGIN!

Our first CSA Harvest is less than 9 weeks away (scheduled for June 5th) !! The Summer CSA Shares are 90% SOLD OUT, so if you’re thinking about joining us for 18 weeks of fresh produce grown right here on our farm, I suggest signing up soon! We offer both Mancos CSA Shares and Telluride CSA Shares, you can check out all the details here.

We are approved to participate in the Double Up SNAP program. We have been able to accept and welcome SNAP purchases over the last couple years but are excited to now be part of the Double Up Program — where SNAP bucks go twice as far when buying our produce. We are welcoming SNAP participants to join our 2019 Summer CSA, normally a $600 value in Mancos will only cost SNAP Participants $300. Payments of $30 will be made the day of CSA Pickup on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. You can read more details on our SNAP CSA Page and/or contact us if you have any questions!

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The garlic is up! I feel like it is up a little later than normal, maybe due to the long winter and cold temps or due to the thick layer of mulch we have covering the beds. After the drought last year, we are trying to keep the ground covered as much as possible to conserve moisture and reduce weed pressure. Garlic is a long season crop, we plant it in October and harvest in July, so it’s in the ground for around 8+ months, making it a great crop to mulch heavily.

Alright, that’s all for now. Have a beautiful day!

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Snow Drifts and Policy

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It’s a cold one this morning… we’re sitting in the low 20s, snow is falling and the wind is ripping and drifting snow. Snow drifts in the valley are a very real thing this season… friends have been awesome and cleared our driveway a couple of times in the last few weeks. And tractor implements are slowly disappearing under the many layers of snow. Yea WINTER!

The pace at the farm over the last few weeks has really started to pick up. Conferences, meetings, lobby days, food safety workshops, crop planning and even seeding and irrigating the moveable tunnels. The momentum starts to build in February, when the first seedlings pop through the soil, and we find ourselves getting excited for Spring!! 

The first carrot seeding of 2019 happened last week! It felt good to prep beds and dust off the old Planet Jr Seeder (and carry it through a couple feet of snow to the tunnel). We have found that February planted carrots are normally ready by our first CSA Harvest in June… fingers crossed that holds true so we can kick off the harvest season with these sweet sweet carrots.

And so it begins… onion seedlings are up! Look at those roots

And so it begins… onion seedlings are up! Look at those roots

Mike wears many hats… and last week he had on his NYFC (National Young Farmers Coalition) and RMFU (Rocky Mountain Farmers Union) hats. He organized and facilitated a National Young Farmers Coalition Western Convergence in Albuquerque and spent a couple days meeting with young farmers/leaders from the NYFC chapters in Colorado and New Mexico. They discussed their challenges, successes and ideas for the organization as a whole and their local chapters, over the course of two days.

Mike then headed to Denver with our friends and fellow farmers, Daniel and Hana Fullmer from Tierra Vida Farm in Durango and Erin Kulhman Assistant Director of the Mancos Conservation District and a 2019 RMFU Fellow, for the RMFU Drive-In and NYFC Lobby Day. They spent several days with farmers and ranchers from around the state at the Capitol meeting with legislators and discussing agriculture policy. They got a chance to personally meet with their legislators (Marc Catlin, Don Coram, and Barabara McLachlan), listening to Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg and Lt. Governor Diane Primavera, and networking with other farmers and ranchers from all over the state.

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The work of farmers is not only to care for the land, soil, water, etc… we also need to advocate for ourselves and the future of farming on a local, state and federal level. Organizations like RMFU and NYFC have set up a platform to help us do that, and we are so grateful. Sending out a BIG THANK YOU to all of the farmers and ranchers that took time out of their busy schedules to make it to Denver last week!

In other news… WE ARE HIRING! We are looking to hire 2 seasonal (May-Oct) full-time employees this season! If you, or anybody you know is thinking about a career in agriculture and would like to spend a season working on our diversified vegetable farm, check out the full job description!

Have a beautiful day and stay warm out there!

Winter Returns and CSA Registration is OPEN!

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WELCOME BACK WINTER! We missed you last year…. please make yourself at home here in Southwest Colorado and stick around for a while!

Our fields have been covered in snow (yes, SNOW) since December 1st and I must say, it is hard to describe how comforting it feels to look outside and see a blanket of white. Mmmmmmm! We are very excited for the 2019 growing season and are launching the Summer CSA Sign-Ups TODAY! 

Winter months at the farm are filled with a lot of dreaming, planning, mapping, meetings, conferences, paper work, organizing, tractor maintenance and... seeding! We are prepping one of the moveable tunnels this week for the first seeds for the 2019 growing season -- the onions, leeks and scallions. Yea! It feels good to have our hands back in the soil.

We would love to have you become a part of our CSA Community this year! Join us this season, for 18-28 weeks of freshly harvested produce grown right here on this beautiful piece of land we call home.

Let's do this! So how do I sign up for the CSA?

  • First, review the Summer CSA and Fall CSA details and options.

  • Second, go to the CSA Sign-Up page and select a payment option.

  • Third, mail a check or Pay Online to reserve your CSA Share for 2018 as follows:

    • If Paying by Check: Complete and submit the CSA Sign-Up Form online. Then make your check out to Mountain Roots Produce and mail to 41095 Road G, Mancos, CO 81328.

    • Online Payments: Go to the farm store, select the CSA Share you would like to purchase and proceed to checkout. When you add a CSA Share to your cart, a CSA Sign-Up Form will pop up and need to be completed. **Please note, a 3% processing fee is added for online payments. If you wish to avoid this fee you can pay by check.

By joining our CSA and investing in the farm, you're supporting a couple of passionate farmers (that’s us!) and helping us to plan and grow and get better year after year. We want to thank you for all the support, appreciation and encouragement over the last few seasons. We were challenged in 2018 like never before with the unprecedented drought, and you were all there supporting us along the way. We truly felt the love from our CSA Community last year, and it reminded us why we’re doing this work. THANK YOU! We are looking forward to a wonderful growing season in 2019 and would love to share it with YOU! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

Have a beautiful day!

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Western SARE Project - Crimping and Strip Tilling

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If there is one day from the 2018 growing season that stands out crisp and clear in my mind… this was it. We spent the morning crimping a cover crop of oats for a research project/study that we are doing with Western SARE.

As farmers, we are always looking for and contemplating ways to improve how we are producing vegetables and caring for our soil. How can we grow produce in Southwest Colorado while improving our soil, reducing tillage and weed pressure and bettering our bottom line? We have been tossing around the idea of incorporating crimping and strip tilling into our management practices for several years and are excited to see those ideas turn to reality.

We applied for and were awarded a Western SARE grant this Spring! Our proposal is titled Managing Canada Thistle for Soil Health and Greater Farm Profitability Through Crimped Cover Crop and Strip Tillage on Annual Brassicas and Cucurbits.

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Here’s the basic idea. Over the course of three years we will grow cover crops, cucurbits and brassicas in a test block and a control block and collect and compare data on soil health, time spent on weed management, water usage, as well as crop yields.

Our test field was initially cover cropped with oats during the Summer of 2018 (which you see in the photos throughout this post). The oats grew to about 4 feet tall and were terminated using the roller crimper (large red implement behind tractor). The crimped oat residue is left in place as a thick layer of mulch, covering and protecting the soil.

In the spring of 2019, we will come into this test field and prepare small 8 inch wide planting beds on 48 inch centers using a strip tiller. This means all of the crimped residue remains in place in between the 8 inch strip tilled beds, and most of the field and soil will not be disturbed. We plan to direct sow cucurbits (zucchini, winter squash) and transplant brassicas (cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) into the strip tilled beds.

At the same time, we will have a control field that is prepped and planted using our current system. In this field, we will flail mow the fall seeded cover crop or triticale, vetch, pea in April or May and disc in the cover crop residue. We will then shape beds and direct sow and transplant the same crops that we are growing in the test field.

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Throughout the project we will be collecting data on water usage, plant health and vigor, time spent on weed management, crop yields and soil health. We are really excited to see and compare the data collected in test field and the control field.

To compare the soil health we will be doing both the Haney Soil Test to analyze current NPK, micro nutrient levels and organic matter and PFLA Test for soil biome health and volume. We took the first soil samples for the project this fall and sent them to Ward Laboratories for testing.

In the fall of 2019, once the crop has been harvested we will run a flail mower through the test field to terminate all remaining plant residues and then a cover crop of triticale will be planted using a no-till drill into the field and irrigated.

The control field will also be flail mowed in the fall, the crop residues will be disced in, and then we will seed cover crop of triticale, purple hairy vetch and winter pea using a seed drill.

We will replicate the field prep, crops and data collection in 2020.

Wahoo! Farm experiments. We are excited to keep you all updated on the progress of this project. We plan to do a field day in the Spring of 2019 to demonstrate the strip tiller and go into more detail of the project with local growers and advocates. Stay tuned!

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Summer Sunsets and CSA Harvest Week #13

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Fall is in the air! The mornings this week have been crisp and cool and have had us reaching for our sweatshirts in the early hours. It feels soooooooo good. 

We are happy to report we had a couple rainstorms and cloud cover at the farm this week! Aaahhh, it feels like the fields (and the farmers!) are taking a deep breathe. It was incredible to see a few puddles and have mud on my boots on Sunday afternoon. MUD! Needless to say excitement levels were already high and then one of the most beautiful sunsets we have seen this summer followed. So gorgeous! 

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What whirlwind of a month it has been... August always brings the endlesss to-do lists, non-stop harvests, deliveries, seeding, and of course weeding. Mike and I are running the farm solo this season which has made keeping on top of things a bit more challenging. Add in weeks of smoke, heat and then the news on August 10th that our irrigation water was getting shut off for the season. Bah! It can make morale at the farm a little rough at times. We knew our irrigation season was going to be short but it doesn't really set in until water is off and we're still in 80s every day and there's hot, smokey, dry wind ripping through in the afternoons. Fingers crossed we see a lot of significant moisture this Fall and Winter. Oh 2018, you're one for the books. Thanks for keeping us on our toes... we will never take a 'normal' year for granted again.

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Crop update. Most of the storage crops we planted are sizing up and are ready for harvest. This past weekend we started pulling carrots, cleared a bed of cabbage and pulled the red onions! The red onions are now set up and curing before they head into storage in a couple of weeks. 

Mike is mowing all of the potatoes later today - CSA Members, they'll be in your shares starting next week! The beets, storage carrots, turnips and rutabagas are all sizing up and the winter squash is looking lovely. 

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The tomatoes and peppers have been loving the heat this summer! Our evening temps have been in the 50s until this past week, which is unusual for us. Normally we have many nights throughout the Summer in the 40s. The warm nights have had the tomatoes producing like crazy and the sweet peppers ripening weeks ahead of schedule. Enjoy those Sweet Chocolate Peppers, Jimmy Nardellos and Stocky Red Roasters - so delicious! 

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 I hope everybody has been enjoying the summer bounty and is almost ready for a change in flavors... think less cucumbers and summer squash and more potatoes, onions and greens. This week's harvest is complete and we're excited to see you all in the next day or two.

Have a beautiful day!

Hello August and CSA Harvest - Week #9

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Annnnnnd.... we're back in harvest mode! 

THANK YOU so much to our CSA Members, chefs, friends and family for the support, understanding and kind words this past week! Thank you for lifting our spirits and reminding us why we're doing this work. We truly felt the love from our CSA Community and I cannot even express how wonderful it made us feel. You're all amazing and we're excited to bring you more bounty this week! 

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We regrouped after the hail and bug infestation and focused our energy on weeding the crops we have planted and flipping and reseeding beds with greens. The False Chinch Bugs took down all of our successions of arugula, spicy mustard greens, radishes and hakurei turnips and some newly seeded salad beds. They're much larger this week and still around BUT (fingers crossed) they do not appear to be damaging other crops as much. I think it's still a little too early to say we're in the clear but we're hoping they take flight and move on later this week. 

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The past ten days have been HOT around here and humid for Colorado. I cannot remember the last time we sweat so much. We have been busy weeding, pruning, flipping beds, seeding and transplanting greens, weed whacking, mowing, irrigating and cleaning up the farm. We're pretty close to being caught up and it feels good! 

Most of the summer crops LOVE the heat and have started to size up and ripen! We're excited to fill the CSA Shares with heirloom and cherry tomatoes, shishitos, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini and much more this week. Mmmm Summertime! 

The last couple days have been smokey. So much so that by four o'clock the temperatures cool off so much that it feels like sunset for hours. It's kind of creepy and we're hoping it doesn't confuse the crops. A change in light and temperature like this could cause some things to bolt but we'll just wait and see?

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And there is no shortage of life at the farm! I saw the first tomato horn worm of the season two days ago. We are seeing lady bugs and praying mantis everywhere, this one ran up my back during the fennel harvest on Monday. And we spotted what I think is a Pine Sawyer Beetle hanging out in the chard bed over the weekend. They're all just doing their thing. 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon! Have a beautiful day

Always Learning

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It has been a rough week at the farm.

We were wrapping up CSA Harvest on Tuesday evening when Mike told me I should look outside. His tone sent up my alarms and I popped my head out the back door of our pack shed to see a dark thundercloud and wall of water heading our way. I finished packing up the cherry tomatoes then ran outside to close up the greenhouses. As I was rolling down the last greenhouse side the wind picked up and two minutes later raindrops began to fall. 

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Pounding rain and hail fell at the farm for 2.5+ hours and we estimate roughly 2 inches of moisture fell during that time. 2 inches! It was considerably more moisture than our drought ridden landscape could handle. Beautiful dark clouds, incredible lightning, powerful rain… we watched in awe as this incredible storm rolled through the valley.

Once the rain lightened up a bit we did a lap around the fields right before dark to assess things. It's pretty impressive how much damage a thunderstorm can do to beautiful leafy greens in a short amount of time. Leaves were shredded, cover crop lodged (fell over), areas were flooded and washed out, and the farm was soaked top to bottom.

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In the days that followed, we spent time stripping the many damaged leaves off crops like kale, chard, collards and clearing beds like salad mix, cilantro, dill and arugula that were damaged but will grow back. Other crops, such as head lettuce were completely shredded and trashed. 

Due to the hail damage we have decided to pause CSA Harvests for a week to let everything in the field rebound. This means CSA Week #9 is rescheduled for Wednesday, August 1st for Telluride and Thursday, August 2nd for Mancos. 

On top of the hail damage... we suddenly have a False Chinch Bug infestation at the farm. These are small, fast moving, brown bugs that we noticed at the farm on Wednesday. Millions of them. On Friday morning we began to notice they were damaging a few crops, such as arugula, radish, turnip and mustard greens. Bah!

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Mike was able to chat with one of the top entomologists with Colorado State University. She informed us that cases like this are rare and only happen maybe every 20 years or so, and it's most likely due to the drought. There have been several other reports of large hatches of these bugs in Western Colorado this Summer. The hot and dry conditions created the perfect environment for the False Chinch Bugs to get out of control, lay a bunch of eggs and as soon as we got some rain they decided it was go time. The bugs feed by sucking sap (the life) out of plants, they favor mustards but will also feed on many other crops. There isn't much we can do but observe and wait. Supposedly the False Chinch Bugs will eat and grow for 7-10 days, develop wings and fly off and no longer be of our concern. The unknown is what all will they damage in the next 10 days? We are hoping the damage is limited to the tender brassica crops (fingers crossed!) but we'll just have to wait and see. 

A BIG THANK YOU to our CSA Members for supporting us and our farm this season. We entered the 2018 growing season knowing it was going to be a challenging one and sure enough... it's shaping up to be just that and then some. We will continue to do our very best to bring you delicious produce, grown with love (+sweat and tears) right here on the beautiful piece of land. We'll be here regrouping a bit this week, but mostly weeding crops and prepping beds to seed new rounds of greens and to transplant the final round of lettuces, kale, bok choy, chard, etc. We're are keeping a positive attitude and reminding ourselves that Mother Nature has a lot to teach us, and as farmers, we will always be learning. And sometimes, that learning will be about bugs that are taking down crops. Stinkers!

I think it’s going to be an interesting week around here, we’ll will keep you posted on the bug infestation. And I should probably add, the False Chinch Bugs are not just outside. They’re all through our house and one ran across my keyboard last night as I was sending out an email/update to our CSA Members. Deep breathe.