Naturally Grown Produce
The Market Garden is Katie's domain on the farm, where she grows around 50 different varieties of produce, flowers, and herbs on 1/3 of an acre. The garden includes permanent outdoor beds and four covered caterpillar tunnels for crop protection and season extension. You can find our produce available in our seasonal farm store located on our farm, as well as pre-order online for pick-up at our Arcona drop site. We also have a CSA program from May through September.
Soil health is the key to plant health, and we've spent the past four years working to build the health and resilience of this small patch of earth. We have a few principles that we abide by:
No mechanical soil disturbance
Plenty of rich compost is added to the permanent growing beds
Wood chips in pathways to provide food for the fungi and inhibit weed growth
No synthetic pesticides are used
No synthetic herbicides
Plenty of diversity and crop rotation
No single use plastics (we avoid using plastic mulches for the beds and only use more durable long-lasting plastics for our greenhouses)
Crop Selection and Availability
We select our seeds from seed companies like High Mowing Organic Seeds, Johnny's Select Seeds, and Seed Savers Exchange and prioritize heirloom and nutrient-rich varieties. Our produce is available seasonally--which means that you won't find fresh tomatoes here in May! We also can not guarantee the availability of any one item because crop failures happen. But here's a rough idea of when you might find some items available from our farm.
Spring: Salad greens, radishes, asparagus, carrots, spring onions, spinach
Early Summer: Sugar snap peas, cucumbers, beets, head lettuce, sweet onions
Late Summer: Tomatoes, peppers, garlic, eggplant, summer squash, green beans
Fall: Potatoes, winter squash, salad greens, kale, turnips