first CSA delivery

This coming week we will be delivering our first boxes of veggies. Here is the CSA sheet made by Claire Boeke.

There are lots of leafy things at the beginning of the season because they grow the quickest and like cool weather. Over the next few weeks there will be radishes and sweet hakurai turnips in the box. The greens are edible and a little spicy. Both the root and the greens will keep longer if they are separated, so cut the tops off and bag them separately in your fridge.

5/19-5/21

hello friends,

just 3 bits of information:

1. tomorrow's harvest training (friday 5/19, 7-10am) has been cancelled due to an extremely unpleasant weather forecast.

however

2. there is an excellent opportunity to come out to the farm during nicer weather on Sunday 5/21, 1-4pm.
we could totally use all hands. bring your friends, your kids, your neighbors. bring your bible study group, your knitting group, your support group. we will be planting and weeding and harvesting asparagus and more.

the work is seriously intense right now!

hi farm team and friends,

the work on the farm is seriously intense right now!

we are planting our warm season crops and the ones we planted earlier
are starting to need weeding. Our intern Claire is moving out to the
farm on tuesday and the others are coming next monday and there's
still a lot more home preparation and kitchen prep to do to switch to
our summer living formation. also, we are starting to sell at farmers
market next saturday and i am way behind on the things i need to do.
the weather has been beautiful! the work is exciting! i am just
falling behind.

spring on the farm

dear friends,

(i wrote this last week, but then forgot to post it. oops!)
it is a lovely morning during a lovely spring.
There is so much going on at the farm right now!

HARVEST TRAINING AND CSA: next week we will begin training our harvest
crews on Tuesday and Friday mornings and we will be ready to start our
full CSA and donation deliveries on the week of May 23. If anyone
would like to join in these trainings, please let me know. We learn
all the jobs of the harvest, and harvest a few crops for the workers
to take home. If you do this training, you would become an extra

prairie fire



Thanks to a long enough break in the rain, a good wind from the north,
help from neighbor Nate, and some good planning and prep from Nate
Kemperman, the three of us were able to safely burn all of our tall
grass prairie wednesday evening. It was beautiful and fun.

on-farm research reports

last year we participated in a couple of on-farm research projects with Practical Farmers of Iowa.
here are links to the nice reports they made. i also want to officially thank our interns for all the help they gave in doing these projects, especially Ethan Evans for the amazing data collection he did for our pollinator strips. Ethan - I am totally sorry that you are not credited in this report.

pollinator strips:
http://www.practicalfarmers.org/farmer-knowledge/research-reports/2016/a...

broccoli variety trial:

spring workdays

The season is warming up and it is almost time to start planting. We have already started planting seeds in trays inside the house and greenhouse, and starting April first, we will begin planting outside. Every week we will get more things in the ground. For me it is an exciting time on the farm - to witness the return of life, light, and warmth after the long winter. i get to be outside as birds return and all our dormant plants start waking up and i get to put little seeds and plants into the ground to begin their life-cycle anew.

Mustard Seed Community Farm FUN-RAISING EXTRAVAGANZA!


Mustard Seed Community Farm FUN-RAISING EXTRAVAGANZA!
Soup supper, swap, craft sale, kids activities, and more.
Sunday March 26, 4:30-6:30pm

spring events

dear friends,

it's been a while since you have heard from us! We have hunkering down this winter, trying to get some projects done, and haven't been hosting any events. We do have a few things planned, a few in planning stages, and info to share about other events in the area.

Feb 17-20: National Catholic Worker Farm Gathering in Platteville, WI (carpool with Alice!) Details coming in another email.

Catholic Worker Farm gathering -- February 17th--20th

Catholic Worker Farm gathering -- February 17th--20th -- All are welcome (not just Catholic Worker Farmers!) -- Hosted by St. Isidore Catholic Worker Farm

Empire Falls: Practical Strategies for Living the Green Revolution

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