Tag Archives: spring

2016 Season Opening Dates

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We’re hard at work getting the farm ready for the 2016 farmers’ market season, which will be opening in just a few weeks!  This year Red Roots Farm will be a vendor at the following markets: Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market, Saturdays 8am-12pm starting April 2 Fearrington Farmers’ Market, Tuesdays 4-6pm starting April 5 Pittsboro Farmers’ […]

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Spring Markets and Kale

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Our first month of farmers’ markets has come and gone, and we’re learning what sorts of things people are excited about, as well as what we can probably do without next year.  A few observations: although spinach continues to rank high on people’s lists of favorite greens (and our spinach is delicious!), it is not […]

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Spring Planting is Under Way!

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Seed starting is in full swing, with several flats of kale and bunching onions hardening off in our cold frame until it’s time to transplant.  We’re testing out a new seed-starting setup this year, including fluorescent grow lights on some custom-built tables.  So far, so good!        It’s been super muddy on the farm […]

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Preparing to Plant

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We’re getting ready to seed some of our early spring crops!  Carrots are at the top of the list for direct-seeding, and we have several trays of indoor seedlings starting to emerge.  Here are a few images of our “A” plot, freshly tilled (except for the short row of garlic, of course):

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