Dieppe Market


pea seed saving
To improve our food system, it’s not just about growing good food locally. To grow delicious vegetables, we first need to plant seeds. In the same way that vegetables don’t “come from the store,” neither do seeds. Seeds are also grown on farms. Our customers seek us out according to why, how, and what we grow; we also seek out seed that is grown in certain ways and with certain values. We’ve bought some really cool seeds bred by plant breeding elder Carol Deppe who says “When you breed a variety, you breed your own values right into the variety. […]

Farm-Raised Seeds: The 2016 Adventure


root vegetables
Well, it’s hard to believe (except when our fingertips were freezing last weekend) that this coming Saturday (Oct.22nd) is our last day of market for the year! We’ll miss a lot of things each Saturday: picking up our weekly treats of raw vegan desserts, cheeses, and seafood seeing all of our smiling fellow market vendors and wonderful market manager and market staff and, of course, our beautiful customers who constantly inspire us and whose appreciation of what we do keeps us motivated! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for such a great market season!!! We’ll be attending lots of farming […]

This Saturday is our Last Week at Market!!!


tulips
  The sun feels good! It’s been nice to see plants that spend the winter in the ground sprouting up and doing well. With the mild winter that alternated snow and thaw, we weren’t sure how things would overwinter. It’s still unknown whether everything did well….our overwintered onions seem alive but their black plastic ground cover blew off during heavy winds mixed with thawed out soil. A bed of overwintered baby kale (never harvested) looks really nice and we’ll be harvesting from it soon. This year our biennial flowers were planted into beds that were pretty wet this winter….though bulbs […]

Spring Update on the Farm



overwintered kale
We’ll be back at the Dieppe Market this coming Saturday, April 9th. We’ve got lots of greens in our unheated tunnel with more ready to be planted in their spot. We’ve got some greens you may never have tried before like Mache (aka Corn Salad) and Miner’s Lettuce (aka Claytonia). We’ve also got the sweetest spinach you’ll ever eat, gorgeous kales, and bok choi. Can’t wait to see you at the Market! your farmers, Shannon and Bryan  

Back at Market April 9th!



Dieppe organic food
Bryan and I will be attending the Dieppe Market until the end of October….that means only 2 more weeks left for this year! We’re sad to say goodbye to our weekly visits with our wonderful customers and all our lovely fellow market vendors. But we’re already so excited for all the planning and preparations we’ll be doing this winter for next season! So, make sure you come on out and stock up before then. And, if you need some help with storing those veggies, check out the Vegetable Storage blog post I wrote a few years ago: Storing Your Veggies […]

Only 2 more weeks left at Market!